Our three-year-old has mastered the art of bedtime procrastination. If you ask him when he’s supposed to go to sleep, he says 10:00 without hesitation. I hate to admit it, but he’s not far off. The other night I was in the process of packing lunches for the next day when he popped out of bed again and strolled into the kitchen. His hand reached up to the counter to grab half a banana, and then he devoured it.
He absolutely loves fruit, so I always make sure to have bananas, melon, pineapples and other things around for him. We are fortunate that I can make sure our house is stocked with fresh fruit, but that’s not the case for every family. I’ve partnered with Fyffes to share these banana waffles that combine two of my son’s favorites, banana bread and waffles, into one.
For any banana-related post on social media, Fyffes will donate 20 pounds of bananas to Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin. Just use the tags #BananaLoversDay and #FightHungerWithFyffes. The campaign started on August 16th and runs through August 27th, National Banana Lovers Day. Please join in to help Fyffes reach their goal of donating 5,000 pounds of bananas! Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin distributes over 25 million pounds of food to meal programs, food pantries and shelters in the area.
Loosely adapted from King Arthur Flour
3/4 cup white whole-wheat flour
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 large egg
1-1/2 cups buttermilk
1/3 vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large banana mashed
Maple syrup, chopped walnuts, sliced bananas and other fruit
Preheat a waffle iron.
In a medium bowl, combine both flours, sugar, baking powder and salt. In a large bowl. whisk together the egg, buttermilk, vegetable oil and vanilla extract followed by the mashed banana. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until just combined.
Bake the waffles until golden brown. Serve with maple syrup, chopped walnuts, sliced bananas and other fruit.
This post is sponsored by Fyffes.