Gorilla Waffles

Hi everybody!

Most people have something (or lots of things) that are special to them from their childhood. Sometimes a certain sight, smell or even sound reminds us of those things and we enjoy a trip down Memory Lane.

Today’s recipe is in honor of my youngest daughter Hannah. When she was little, we used to buy some waffles that had a gorilla on the package (Enviro Kids brand maybe??) so she always just said, “Mommy, I want a Gorilla Waffle!” They were banana flavored and delicious.

On a side note, she was also OBSESSED with the movie Tarzan (which has a gorilla in it too). She would’ve watched it ALL DAY LONG if I had let her! Her second “spirit animal” must be a gorilla! (The first is a wolf.) 🙂

Anyway, I developed this recipe for Hannah and it definitely has her stamp of approval. I’m sure you’ll love it too!

Happy Cooking!

~Renee

Sifting the dry ingredients together.

Sifting the dry ingredients together.

I whisked the eggs...now my arm is tired! (Maybe next time I'll use my handy dandy mixer!)

I whisked the eggs…maybe a little too vigorously…now my arm is tired! (Maybe next time I’ll use my handy dandy mixer!)

I added in the flour mixture and now I'm pouring in the melted butter...

I added in the flour mixture and now I’m pouring in the melted butter…

...and the milk. Umm...I should've used a bigger bowl!

…and the milk. Umm…I should’ve used a bigger bowl!

Now, I'm mashing up the bananas.

Now, I’m mashing up the bananas.

I told you I should've used a bigger bowl...this is dangerously full for mixing!

I told you I should’ve used a bigger bowl…this is dangerously full for mixing!

Pouring the batter into (onto??) the waffle iron. They smell so good already!

Pouring the batter into (onto??) the waffle iron. They smell so good already!

Taking them out carefully!

Taking them out carefully!

And, here ya go Hannah!!! :)

And, here ya go Hannah!!! 🙂

Gorilla Waffles

2 Cups All-Purpose Flour

1 1/2 Tbls Packed Brown Sugar

4 tsp Baking Powder

1/4 tsp Salt

1 tsp Cinnamon

2 Eggs

2 Tbls Butter, melted

1 3/4 Cups Milk*

2 Very Ripe Bananas, mashed

Preheat waffle iron.

In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon; set aside.

In a medium bowl, vigorously whisk eggs for about 2 minutes til they’re light and frothy. (Or use an electric mixer.) Add the flour mixture, butter, and milk. Whisk til smooth. Stir in the mashed bananas.

Pour batter onto hot waffle iron, using about 1/4 cup per waffle. (My waffle iron makes two at a time but some make four.) Bake for approximately 5 minutes or til waffles are browned. (If your waffle iron has an indicator light, wait for the light to come on.)

Carefully remove waffle and serve hot with syrup, if desired.

*If a thinner batter is desired, you can add up to another 1/4 cup milk. 

**RECIPE AND PHOTOS BY RENEE’S GOURMETS**

©Renee Norris 2016

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