Chocolate Chip Waffles topped with Almond Butter, Honey, and Sliced Bananas

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Our littlest brother loves waffles, especially chocolate chip. Our mom usually makes waffles once a week, so Leah and I rarely bother. But we generally find it a challenge to pass up trying a “specialty” waffle recipe, so of course we had to try this one. It’s a fun twist on the peanut butter- banana- honey combination.

This is a good way to eat waffles since the chocolate chips are sort of balanced out by banana slices and almond butter, which make these a very acceptable and nutritious breakfast. Despite their healthy toppings, they taste like a dessert waffle and are a fun way to start the day. These waffles would be a great breakfast to eat before midterms (or any sort of test), which we have this week. Midterms are not fun at all, but on the bright side, we have a five-day weekend following them!

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Chocolate Chip Waffles topped with Almond Butter, Honey, and Sliced Bananas

Recipe from Joy the Baker

Serves 3

Ingredients

For the waffles:

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

3 tablespoons granulated sugar

1/3 cup melted unsalted butter, cooled completely

2 large eggs

2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

1 1/4 cup buttermilk

1/3 cup chopped dark chocolate

For topping:

Almond butter

Sliced bananas

Honey

Directions

Turn on your waffle iron to allow it to preheat.

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and  sugar. In a medium bowl, whisk together melted butter, eggs, vanilla extract, and buttermilk.  Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients.  Stir until just combined, and then stir in the chocolate pieces. The batter may remain a bit lumpy, which is fine

Cook the waffles in the waffle maker according to its directions. Serve waffles warm topped with almond butter, bananas, and a drizzle of honey. Enjoy!

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