• 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup all purpose flour (or 2 cups of any combination of the two flours)
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 3/4 cup skim milk
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 ripe banana, mashed
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

I just made these in preparation for back to school season!  I double the batch, we eat them for breakfast, and freeze the rest to be pulled out on busy mornings or anytime you want a great breakfast!  I just think it’s such a good feeling knowing that your child is going off to school with something substantial, healthy, and delicious in their tummy… even if she’s only going off to preschool for 3 hours, haha!  Food is love!  I know I always felt special when my mom made me something warm for breakfast and I want my family to feel the same, husband included!  I did make these the morning he set off for a little business trip.  Anyhow, not only are these delicious, they are made with applesauce instead of butter and with whole wheat flour.  I am easing my family into more whole wheat flour foods so I made it with half whole wheat and half all purpose and no one complained!  You really can’t tell that these are healthy unless you know the ingredients!  Toss in a few chocolate chips to make them extra amazing!

Directions:

Preheat waffle iron.  In a medium bowl combine flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, and spices.  Set aside.  In a large bowl whisk eggs until well beaten.  Then whisk milk, applesauce, and vanilla into eggs until well mixed.  Combine flour mixture into egg mixture and mix until well combined.  Add the mashed banana and mix again.  Coat waffle iron with non-stick cooking spray.  Spoon batter onto pre-heated waffle iron (I use a ladle) and cook per your iron’s directions or until golden brown.  Serve hot with maple syrup.

*Freeze leftovers on a baking sheet, then transfer to a freezer safe plastic bag, store in freezer, and pull them out as needed.

Source: Eat Yourself Skinny