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!
2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
1 1/2 Tbls Packed Brown Sugar
4 tsp Baking Powder
1/4 tsp Salt
1 tsp Cinnamon
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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