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Favorite Belgian Waffles

What you need: 

1 cup unbleached white flour
1/3 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 tablespoon sugar
1/4-1/2 teaspoon baking powder
dash salt
1/2 ultra ripe banana
1/2 cup nondairy milk (I use soy)
1/4 cup vegan margarine (I use Earth Balance), softened
generous splash vanilla extract
tiny drop almond extract
2-3 spoonfuls applesauce, optional

What you do: 

1. Turn on your Belgian/regular waffle maker. Usually, it is best to apply some nonstick oil or spray, because the first waffle always sticks on mine. For batter, Mix the dry ingredients in one bowl.
2. Mash banana in bowl, and add the milk, then mash more. Add the margarine, and mash and mix so it starts getting chunky, but mixes together. Add the extracts, and keep mash/mixing. Add the applesauce. (If you like your waffles to be really light on the inside, forget the applesauce.)
3. Add the wet to the dry. The batter should be kind of chunky, like thick pancake batter or muffin batter. If you feel it seems too dry, add more milk. I usually add a splash at this stage.
4. Ladle batter onto waffle iron, starting in the middle, about 3 big spoonfuls. Don't try to spread it out, just slop it on and the waffle maker will take care of the rest. My waffle maker has a light that tells me when they are done; if yours does not, I would guess it takes about 5 minutes.
Enjoy! They should come out nice and crispy on the outside and have the consistency of a popover on the inside, not at all like pancakes, not thick, not doughy.

Preparation Time: 
10 minutes
Cooking Time: 
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I just made these and thought they were pretty good! I took out about 1/3 cup of total amount of flour. I also didn't have an ultra ripe banana, so ended up using extra soymilk in addition to a regular banana, probably doubled the milk.


note: if the banana is not really mushy, you will need a lot more soymilk. Also, if you increase the applesauce by too much, the waffles will be a lot heavier. I may have specified too much flour in this recipe. I am really bad at measuring in exact increments.


Just made these with my snazzy new Belgian waffle maker.  I subbed 1/4 cup of applesauce for the banana because I'm not a banana fan, and I did end up adding a few splashes of soymilk in the end.  I used all white whole wheat flour and I didn't have any almond extract.  Still, they came out REALLY good.  Yum!  Now don't bother me.  I'm eating.  :-D



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