Sometimes my cravings will come out of nowhere and they’re oddly specific. See: these waffles. Last night I was thinking that I wanted waffles for breakfast, but not just any waffles. They had to be banana with chocolate chips. Nothing else would do.
I found a vegan recipe and I un-veganified it (is that a word?…oh well). I would have gone with the vegan version because I’m sure it’s equally delicious, but I didn’t have flax meal so I couldn’t make a flax egg.
It’s all good, though, because the waffles that I made ended up tasting amazing. I used whole wheat flour, which added some complexity to the batter, and the bananas and dark chocolate chips added sweetness. The waffles were light and fluffy but also slightly chewy, probably because I used whole wheat flour. Still, you can eat two without feeling like you’re going to explode.
You could top the waffles with extra chocolate chips, maple syrup, or butter, but I think they’re delicious on their own. The flavors speak for themselves.
In other news, I’m starting a new music project called “No Matter What.” I had the idea as I was driving to work this morning because “Make Me Proud” by Drake came on shuffle and, even though I was bleary-eyed and not wanting to go to work, it made me feel better. Then I realized that “Make Me Proud” always has that effect on me.
So I’m compiling a playlist of my friends’ and acquaintances’ favorite songs, or the ones that they enjoy listening to no matter what. I’m interested to see what people contribute. If you want to participate, feel free to comment on this post or shoot me a direct message. I’ll also be taking submissions through the Allez Le Food Facebook page.
In the meantime, enjoy this tune! I’ve been listening to it the past few days. I really like the bridge.
Banana Chocolate Chip Waffles
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup oats
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup almond milk
2 large ripe bananas
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
Preheat your waffle iron.
In the meantime, make the batter. Start by mashing the bananas and baking powder together with a fork or potato masher. Then, stir in the almond milk.
Stir in the oats. Then, stir in the flour and salt. Mix until just combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.
Spray your waffle iron with non-stick cooking spray and make the waffles according to waffle iron directions (mine required about 1/3 cup batter for each waffle). Remove waffles from the iron and allow them to cool slightly before serving.