Banana Walnut Waffles

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Cuisinart original

                                    Classic waffle for a weekend brunch.

Ingredients

2          cups unbleached, all-purpose flour

2          tablespoons granulated sugar

1          teaspoon baking powder

½         teaspoon baking soda

½         teaspoon kosher salt

2          large eggs, lightly beaten

1⁄3       cup grapeseed or vegetable oil

1          cup low-fat vanilla yogurt (or you can use plain yogurt – if doing so, stir 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract into the yogurt)

¾          cup buttermilk

1          cup mashed banana (about 2 medium bananas)

½          cup toasted, chopped walnuts


Nutritional information

Nutritional information per waffle wedge:

Calories 160 (43% from fat)• carb. 19g • pro. 4g • fat 8g

          • sat. fat 1g • chol. 24mg • sod. 162mg calc. 51mg • fiber 1g

Instructions

1.  Combine all dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Add the eggs and oil and whisk until blended. Stir in the yogurt and then the but- termilk until mixture is smooth. Stir in banana and walnuts until incorporated. Let batter rest 5 minutes before using.

2.  Preheat the Cuisinart®  Waffle Maker to desired setting (a tone will sound when preheated).

3.  Pour 1 heaping cup of batter onto the cen- ter of the lower grid of the preheated waffle maker; spread evenly using a heatproof spatula. Close cover of waffle maker. When tone sounds, waffle is ready. Open cover and carefully remove baked waffle. Repeat with remaining batter. For best results, serve immediately.