Banana-Walnut Waffles

Cuisinart original

These waffles have all the classic flavors of a slice of warm banana bread.


Makes 7 classic-style waffles or 5 Belgian-style waffles


1     cup unbleached all-purpose flour
½    cup whole-wheat flour
2     tablespoons yellow cornmeal
¼    cup packed light brown sugar
1     teaspoon baking powder
½    teaspoon baking soda
¾    teaspoon kosher salt
¼    teaspoon ground cinnamon
1     cup low-fat buttermilk
2     large eggs
¼    cup plus 2 tablespoons coconut oil,
       melted and cooled, or vegetable oil
1½ teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1    cup mashed banana (about 2 medium
½   cup chopped toasted walnuts
½   cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
      softened butter and maple syrup,
      for serving

Nutritional information

Nutritional information per classic waffle:
Calories 427 (48% from fat) • carb. 48g • pro. 9g fat 24g • sat. fat 5g • chol. 55mg • sod. 437mg calc. 70mg • fiber 3g
Nutritional information per Belgian waffle:
Calories 598 (48% from fat) • carb. 67g • pro. 13g fat 33g • sat. fat 7g • chol. 77mg• sod. 612mg calc. 98mg • fiber 5g


1. Whisk together the dry ingredients in a
large bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk the
buttermilk, eggs, oil, and vanilla to combine.
Add the liquid ingredients to the dry and
whisk until mostly smooth. Fold in the
mashed banana, walnuts, and chocolate
2. Secure the desired waffle plates in the
waffle maker. Preheat the waffle maker
to the desired setting; these waffles turn
out best on setting 4 or 5 due to their
soft texture. The waffle maker will beep
to indicate it is ready to use.
3. Pour the recommended amount of batter,
depending on whether Belgian- or classic style waffles are being prepared, onto the center of the bottom waffle plate. Close the
waffle maker, but do not lock. The waffle
is done when the ready-for-use indicator
beeps. Carefully open the waffle maker
and remove the baked waffle. Repeat with
the remaining batter.
4. For best results, serve the waffles
immediately with softened butter and maple
syrup, if desired.