One of the nice things about being home with family is that my son has developed an interest to cook with me. We enjoy making breakfast together on the weekend. We make pancakes or waffles every week. We try to combine spices, fruits, or vegetables to make it more healthy, nutritious, and interesting.
If you have been following me this summer you know that I have had a lot of zucchini in my garden. I was very happy to give some away to friends, and sometimes I’ve had to use it in recipes for which you normally don’t add zucchini. Even so, I am sad that zucchini season is coming to an end.
My son and I decided to make zucchini banana waffles for brunch this last weekend. We combined zucchini, mashed bananas, and spices to make wonderfully light and fluffy waffles. My husband said these remind him a bit of zucchini bread, only better. This recipe also gave me a chance to try out the wonderful Vermont maple syrup that a friend gave me.
These zucchini waffles are absolutely delicious! Next time you are looking a brunch recipe, give these a try.
- 1 cup coarsely shredded zucchini
- 1/2 cup mashed banana or 1 medium
- Cooking spray
- 2 1/4 cup flour
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
- 2 cup milk
- 1 egg beaten
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup oil
Preheat your waffle maker.
For this recipe, I’m using a single waffle maker. Your waffle maker may differ from mine. Please make sure to follow your waffle maker’s cooking instructions.
Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl and set aside. In a mixing bowl, whisk all the wet ingredients. Add zucchini and mashed banana and mix them in with the wet ingredients.
Add in the dry ingredients and beat until smooth.
Spray the top and bottom plates of your waffle maker with cooking spray. Spread a 3/4 cup of your batter in the middle of the bottom waffle plate and close the top. You can change the amount of batter used depending on the size of the waffle maker.
Cook for about 5 minutes or until the waffle is golden brown, as seen in the picture above. Repeat with the remaining batter. Serve hot, topped with butter, and your favorite syrup.
Makes 6 waffles
Did you make this dish? I’d love to know how it turns out! Feel free to like this post and comment or use the hashtag #globaldinein on Instagram.