The struggle to eat healthy is real, especially with a house full of picky eaters. Luckily, there are these delicious Wheat Banana Bread Waffles, the perfect blend of nutrition and sweetness. These waffles are the perfect way to start the day, and are sure to please the most finicky of eaters.
They are also very fast and easy to make. This is a great recipe to teach kids how to eat and cook healthy. Top these yummy breakfast treats with your favorite nuts, fruit, syrups, jams, and more!
With all of the different diets out there it can be tricky deciding what is good for your family. One day an expert might claim that something is the new super food, and the next day a new study says it will kill you.
Wheat is one of those ingredients that seems to be the item of much diet debate. Some individuals have food sensitivities and allergies to gluten, while others aren’t sure if wheat is good for them.
For those who can eat gluten, wheat is a great source of fiber and nutrients. However, with our modern diets switching to whole wheat can’t always happen all at once. That is why this recipe calls for one cup normal flour, and one cup wheat flour.
If you switch to all wheat all at once, you might experience some tummy and other issues including gas, bloating, and constipation. That is why it is best to slowly add wheat to your diet. As your digestive system gets used to the wheat, you can add more until you eventually can handle 100% wheat.
Wheat Banana Bread Waffles
- Waffle Maker
- 4 overripe bananas
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup butter melted
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup white flour
- 1 cup wheat flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 cup milk
- cream cheese frosting
- maple syrup
- Remove peels from bananas, place in mixing bowl and mash until made into a thick liquid.
- Add eggs, melted butter, and sugar to banana mixture. Mix thoroughly.
- Add white flour, wheat flour, baking powder, and cinnamon to mixture. Mix thoroughly.
- Add milk and mix.
- Pour 1/2 cup-1 cup of mixture (depending on waffle iron size) into heated waffle iron. Cook until waffle is brown on both sides. Immediately remove from iron.
- Serve topped with maple syrup, pecans, cream cheese frosting or your favorite topping.
Healthy Eating Tips for Kids
With two kids that are on the Autistic Spectrum, I know how hard it can be to get children to eat healthy. I will be the first to admit, my kids diet could be healthier.
However, over the years I have learned a trick or two to get kids to eat something that doesn’t come straight out of a package.
- Take kids shopping with you and let them choose 1 new veggie to try.
- Smoothies! (Blending greens with berries works since the reds and purples of the berries disguise the green of the spinach, kale, etc.)
- Plant a garden and have the kids help choose plants and seeds.
- Have children help plan dinner menus.
- Take kids to a new restaurant and let them choose a new item to try.
- Make up stories with vegetables as main characters.
- Make plate pictures, using vegetables create works of art with your food.
Healthy Eating Resources
- Tips for Healthy Children and Families- Familydoctor.org
- Kids and Food: 10 Tips for Parents- kidshealth.org