Waffle Craving

So, you might think I had my fair share of sweets last night…but no! This morning I woke up with a major waffle craving. What’s a girl to do? I just had to indulge and make some killer Banana-Walnut Waffles! I formulated my own recipe so here it is!

Saturday Morning Banana-Walnut Waffles

Makes about 2 1/2 waffles to serve about 1

1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour

about 1/2 cup soy milk

1/2 ripe banana

1/2 tbsp canola oil

1 tsp cane sugar

1/2 tsp baking powder

dash of salt

dash of cinnamon and nutmeg

scant 1/4 cup walnuts

Preheat your waffle iron and set aside. In a medium sized bowl, mash the banana half well. Add the oil, the soymilk and the sugar and stir. Dust in the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg and gently stir. There will be clumps–don’t try to get them out. Fold in the walnuts. Cook on a hot waffle iron until golden on both sides and serve with more sliced banana and maple syrup!


I’m just catching up on some emails and then I’m headed to a yoga class this morning. See you all for lunch!

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  • AshleyP
    March 8, 2008 at 1:49 pm

    Looks fabulous! I wish I had a waffle iron…but it’s another thing to look forward to next time I visit my parents!

    Congrats on the A!

    Also, I’m going to check out a French bakery here in Tally today. If it’s good, I may be bringing dessert to the next French Women gathering 🙂 Seeing your pictures from last night made me definitely want to go today!

  • Romina
    March 8, 2008 at 1:56 pm

    I really need to start making my own waffles. They’re so much more satisfying.

    I think that the more sweets you eat, the more you’ll crave them. Because I can go for a long long time without chocolate or sweets, but poof, when I have one, I can’t get enough!

  • Mel H
    March 8, 2008 at 2:52 pm

    yum Jenna!! They look delicious…to bad I don’t have a waffle maker!! Enjoy your day!! I’m kind of snowed in bc we got 10 inches of snow last night! Boo

  • Emma
    March 8, 2008 at 3:01 pm

    banana waffles are fab. just fab. i tried apple once (finely chopped) but it just wasnt the same. bananas rule out over all the rest (in oats too!)

  • VeggieGirl
    March 8, 2008 at 3:31 pm

    Banana-Walnut Waffles… my goodness, how delectable do THOSE sound?!?! Yum!! Thank you for sharing your recipe :0) I need to try to make my own, since I’ve never done that before (**embarrassed**) :0)

    Have fun at yoga!!

  • Bev
    March 8, 2008 at 3:31 pm

    Your waffles look so good I decided to try these spelt pancakes. My husband said they were the best he has ever had. I put almond butter and banana.Spelt Pancakes Back

    Whole grain pancakes are a great way to start your
    morning!. This recipe can be easily doubled.
    Spelt is an ancient form of wheat. It contains more
    protein, fiber, and vitamins than wheat. It has a
    nutty flavor and is slightly heavier than whole wheat.
    Although spelt contains gluten, many wheat-sensitive
    individuals can tolerate spelt.

    Preparation Time: 5 minutes
    Cooking Time: 10-12 minutes
    Makes: 4 pancakes
    Preheat pancake griddle.


    1 cup spelt flour OR 1/2 cup spelt flour and 1/2 cup
    oat flour
    1 cup + 2-3 Tbsp. soy milk
    1 egg white (beaten)
    2 Tbsp. olive oil (to grease pancake griddle)
    1 Tbsp. olive oil (for pancake batter)
    1 tsp. baking powder

    1 banana (sliced)
    1/4 cup fresh or frozen berries

    -nut butter
    -fresh fruit
    -maple syrup or honey
    -fruit sweetened jam


    1. In a medium mixing bowl, combine spelt flour and
    baking powder.
    2. Add egg, soy milk, and olive oil. [If desired, add
    banana or berries.] Mix together until batter is
    smooth and there are no lumps.
    3. Pour mixture onto griddle and flip over when
    bubbles start to appear.
    4. Serve with nut butter, fruit, or jam.

  • Ashley H
    March 8, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    Those waffles sure look great I will definitly give those a try. I love how you didnt use any eggs or unhealthy fats like butter. I am not vegan or anything but I just dont feel like I need them because I never feel good after I eat them. Have a fun yoga class I am headed to one too!

  • arimcg
    March 8, 2008 at 4:11 pm

    Those look so good! I wish I had a waffle iron.

  • Lindsay
    March 8, 2008 at 4:12 pm

    That looks like a fabulous breakfast… Enjoy yoga!

  • polly
    March 8, 2008 at 4:40 pm

    Hi Jenna!
    I have never posted here before, but I love your blog! I found it thru Kath Eats. You seem like a sweetie! I am a 36 year young yoga teacher (mom and wife too!) from Indiana. I love healthy food, natural yummy things to give us energy! I also love that you too, love yoga! Yoga rocks! I hope you enjoyed your class. Have a beautiful day! :)We’re freezing our buns off here in the midwest!


  • Kath
    March 8, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    MAN I wish we had a waffle iron!! Those look delicious – and so cool you invented the recipe!

  • erica
    March 8, 2008 at 4:59 pm

    Yum, I need a waffle iron asap!

  • Bridget
    March 8, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    Jenna- is that a Hello Kitty bowl?? Love it!

    Also, what is the difference between regular flour and pastry flour? I have seen some recipes that call for both and I’ve always wondered what the difference is and if it’s truly necessary to buy the pastry flour. Thanks!

  • 530tracker
    March 8, 2008 at 5:20 pm

    Hey Jenna!
    I was just wondering how long you and Ryan have been together…?
    You two are so cute!

  • Betsy
    March 8, 2008 at 5:41 pm

    i also need a waffle iron asap…waffles are my FAVORITE special breakfast food. and banana walnut…wow. sound superb. and tasty

  • jenna
    March 8, 2008 at 5:56 pm


    Ryan and I will have been together for 2 years this June. We are both pretty excited I’m moving back in September for good! 🙂

  • Stacy
    March 8, 2008 at 7:31 pm

    Hi Polly! It’s great to see another Indiana person on the blog. I’d love to take a yoga class but unfortunately there aren’t any very close to me. Have a great day!

  • Cara
    March 9, 2008 at 12:40 am

    That is SUCH a cute mug! love it! Looks like a tasty meal as well!