The feeling of emptiness is a real tough one. After having a chirping noisy house for the past one month, and a back breaking crazy sessions over the past 12 days, my house is empty. Yesterday afternoon, my kids left for their vacation along with my parents and then at night, my sister and her son bid farewell. It felt all too soon… The house looked so deserted, with everything just left as it is. Today, I have to slowly start putting things in place and make the house look like how it did before. I am looking at the whole thing positively. Last year, my kids and I were apart for more than 5 weeks, but this time, it is shorter. I will be travelling by month end, and it’s not that far away.
Moreover, it’s a good time to get back to my routine. The past two weeks, though I have been strict with my diet, I have gone a bit off a few times. Also, I haven’t been able to work out ever since Ramadan started. So today will be like a start date to being clean till I travel and take a month long diet break. Hehe… Let’s see how I fare… 🙂
Coming to the recipe for the day… I don’t think anybody would mind having some pillowy, chocolaty waffles for breakfast, would you? As much as I love pancakes, I love waffles too but I don’t have folks who like it, so I keep it for the days when I really crave for them, so that I can force my love on them too. 😀 Sometimes, we women ought to be selfish – we too have likes and just like how we take theirs into consideration. I bet you all would agree to this…
Well, coming back to these waffles… I have made them several times before I actually clicked them for the blog. These waffles taste like a good chocolate banana bread, but in a waffle form! Somehow even my banana bread hater Rasha loves these waffles. They are like a nice comforting breakfast on a lazy weekend morning, so cozy and warm! I always serve these waffles with a drizzle of honey or maple syrup. If you are in a mood for a treat, or if you want to make something simple for your spouse who deserves a little bit of extra sleeping time in the morning, then go for it! You won’t be disappointed… 🙂 Off to the recipe…
Banana Cocoa Waffles
- 1 overripe banana mashed
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/4 cup oil
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/2 cup wholewheat flour
- 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- Whisk the ingredients from egg to water into the mashed banana till a homogenous mixture.
- In a large bowl, whisk together all the dry ingredients till well mixed.
- Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and fold in till well moist.
- Heat waffle iron as per instructions. Brush a little butter and pour some batter. Allow it to cook.
- Serve warm with honey, cream and fruits!
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