Banana Walnut Waffles

Cuisinart original

Classic waffle for a weekend brunch. Be sure to use very ripe bananas for the best flavor.

Ingredients

2½    cups unbleached, all-purpose flour
3       tablespoons yellow cornmeal
2       tablespoons packed light brown sugar
½      teaspoon baking soda
¾      teaspoon kosher salt
¼      teaspoon ground cinnamon
2       cups buttermilk
3       large eggs
1       teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1       cup mashed banana (about 2 to 3medium, RIPE bananas)
¾      cup vegetable oil
½      cup chopped, toasted walnuts


Nutritional information

Nutritional information per waffle:
Calories 451 (52% from fat) • carb. 45g• pro. 9g • fat 27g • sat. fat 3g • chol. 72mg• sod. 275mg • calc. 194mg • fiber 3g

Instructions

1. Combine dry ingredients in a large mixing
bowl; whisk until well blended. In either a
large measuring cup or separate mixing bowl,
combine the buttermilk, eggs, vanilla extract,
mashed banana, and oil; whisk to combine
(be sure the banana is well blended. If there
are any lumps, they can be smoothed out by
using a stick or countertop blender, or a food
processor). Add the liquid ingredients to the
dry and whisk until some lumps remain.
Fold in the walnuts.
2. Preheat the waffle maker to desired setting.
3. Pour a scant cup of batter onto the center of
the bottom waffle plate. Close the waffle maker
and turn clockwise to flip. Open the second
waffle plate and add another scant cup of
batter onto the center of that plate, close and
turn clockwise to flip. When the waffles are
ready, carefully open the waffle maker and
remove baked waffle. Then turn and open
the second waffle plate to remove the second
waffle. Repeat with remaining batter.
4. For best results, serve immediately.