When I was testing waffle recipes for the column, Jon and I had an assembly line going. Me making batter, him cooking the waffles. Click over to the Portland Press Herald to find recipes for Potato Cilantro, Chili Chocolate, Mocha or Coconut Orange Chocolate Waffles.
Peanut Butter Banana Waffles
1 ripe banana, mashed
1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
2 cups buttermilk
2 cups flour
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
3 eggs, separated
1/2 cup butter (1 stick), melted
Mash the banana and the peanut butter together and then add 1/2 cup of the buttermilk so that the peanut butter doesn’t stay in big chunks. Add the rest of the buttermilk.
Preheat the waffle iron. In a large mixing bowl, sift all dry ingredients. Mix the egg yolks, butter and buttermilk mixture in a medium bowl. Combine with the dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg whites until they form stiff peaks. Fold into the batter.
Follow the directions for your waffle iron.
Makes 10 to 12 waffles
This stack is of a bunch of the waffles we were testing. You can see that the Lemon Poppy Seed ones are on top.
Stackin’ it up