Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Strawberry Banana Nut Waffles

I decided to tackle the Banana Nut Waffles from Veganomicon this past weekend. I've made them plenty of times before, and for the record - they rock, but I wanted to see if I could "healthify" the recipe a bit.

I made the following changes:
  • replaced soy milk with nonfat soy milk
  • used only 2 of the 3 tablespoons of canola oil called for
  • replaced half of the flour with organic spelt flour
  • replaced the other half with unbleached flour, rather than AP
  • replaced half the walnuts with chopped, fresh strawberries
They came out great. There was no distinguishable difference in taste or texture from the reduction of fat, with the exception of fewer nuts, of-course. The exterior of the waffles was still crispy and the innards were still fluffy and light.

Win!

The nutritional info for my version breaks down like this:

1 serving = 1 regular waffle or half a Belgium-style waffle

126 calories; 4g of fat; 0g sat fat; 0g trans fat; 0mg cholesterol; 170mg sodium; 51g carbs; 2g dietary fiber; 5g sugars; 3g protein

1% RDA Vit A; 6% RDA Vit C; 5% RDA calcium; 6% RDA iron

5 comments:

allularpunk said...

ooohhhh! i think i would replace ALL of the nuts with strawberries :) (i'm not a big nuts-in-foods person for some reason.) they sound awesome, marni!

jessy said...

i love that you made this healthier & that they're still just as awesome! hells yeah, Marni! dan & i will totally have to make your version once our CSA starts hook'n us up with the strawberries! it should be soon and i can't wait! oooooh - your waffles look absolutely divine!

veggievixen said...

mmm strawberry waffles. ever since my waffle maker broke i have been so sad :( thanks for the pretty picture!

Erin said...

Your waffle looks delicious! I just got some strawberries from the CSA and was contemplating strawberry pancakes or waffles this weekend...

Jeni Treehugger said...

They look fantastic Marni!