Banana Buckwheat Waffles

    Makes three to four waffles

    • 1/4 cup buckwheat flour (one quarter)
    • 1/4 cup whole wheat flour (one quarter)
    • 1/4 cup oats (one quarter)
    • 1/4 cup oat bran (one quarter)
    • 2 tablespoons wheat germ
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt (one quarter)
    • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (one quarter)
    • 3/4 cup milk (three quarters)
    • 1 banana, mashed
    • 2 tablespoons honey
    • 2 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled
    • 1 egg, separated, at room temperature
    • 3 tablespoons chopped walnuts

    Preheat waffle iron.

    In medium bowl combine flours, oats, oat bran, wheat germ, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. In another bowl combine milk, banana, honey and butter. Add to flour mixture, stirring just until blended. In small bowl beat egg white until stiff and fold into batter along with nuts. Do not over mix batter.

    Ladle one-third to one-half cup batter into middle of hot waffle iron. Close iron and cook waffles until done, 3 to 5 minutes. (Iron will stop steaming and will be easy to open.)

    Adapted from Waffles by Donna Rathmell German.