Sunday, June 16, 2013

Banana Nut Waffles

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This morning I was in the mood for waffles. Not just any waffle...banana waffles! I've made this recipe a few times now since I first found it on Lynn's Kitchen Adventures and couldn't believe that I hadn't posted it on the blog. Luckily, I had photographed it the last time I whipped up a batch for the freezer in March (hence the snowmen placements). What's awesome about this recipe is that all the yummy toppings, except for syrup, that I usually put on pancakes are in them, namely bananas and nuts. It's also a great way to use up over-ripe bananas and makes a hearty waffle.

Banana Nut Waffles
1 c all purpose flour
1 c whole wheat or white whole wheat flour
1 TBS baking powder
2 TBS sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 3/4 c milk
1/2 c mashed banana
1/2 c apple sauce
2 TBS oil
2 eggs
1/4 c chopped nuts (I used walnuts)

Preheat waffle iron.

In a large bowl, whisk together dry ingredients. Make a well in the center and add all remaining ingredients except milk. Whisk the wet ingredients first, then gently mix with the flour mixture while adding milk. Try not to overmix.

Let batter rest for 5-10 minutes. (I usually forget this step.)

Cook in waffle iron according to directions for your machine. About 4-5 minutes works in mine.

Makes about 5 full-size waffles.

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Saturday, June 1, 2013

Mahalo Thank You Card

Well, hello there! I figured I'd better post something new before a whole year went by. I haven't been paper crafting much at all since the arrival of my son last July. For updates on him, affectionately referred to as our little blueberry in blogland, check out my baby blog.

This is the last of the thank you cards I made for baby gifts last year. I honestly don't remember where I found the palm tree image, but I know there are palm trees on Pack Your Bags, Life is a Beach, Doodlecharms and more. The onesie is the stock on from CCR and the sentiment is from a Scrappy Moms' set called Sun-Kissed.

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I'm planning on posting all of the cards I have pictures of as sadly there's not many. I've started crocheting again and tackled a few rudimentary sewing projects, so if I get really ambitious I'll work on getting posts of those projects posted soon. Here's hopping!