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We’ve been doing pretty well on the good ol’ healthy eating front, but c’mon, a girl’s gotta splurge every now and then, right??

I got a new waffle maker for Christmas and LOVE any excuse to try it out…especially when there’s a yummy recipe involved. I do plan on researching this whole “protein-powder-in-your-pancake/waffle-batter” phenomenon I’ve been hearing about, but for now, it’s:

Banana Nanner Walnut Waffles

Recipe courtesy of Cuisinart®

(Note: I halved this recipe, which was interesting, given some of the measurements, and it still made A TON! But as my friend, Becky always says, “Go Big or Go Home!”)

4 c. flour

1/4 c. sugar

2 T. baking soda

1 t. salt

4 large eggs, lightly beaten

3/4 c. vegetable oil

2 c. low-fat vanilla yogurt

1 1/2 c. reduced-fat milk

2 c. banana, mashed

1 c. chopped walnuts (I used pecans)

Combine flour, sugar, baking soda and salt in a large mixing bowl. Add eggs and oil and whisk until blended. Stir in yogurt, milk,  banana and nuts. Pour onto pre-heated, and greased, waffle iron. Soak in syrup,  sprinkle with powdered sugar, and enjoy!

Nutritional Facts: 349 calories, 40 g. carbs, 9 g. protein, 18 g. fat (2 g. sat. fat), 56 mg chol., 670 mg sodium, 105 mg calcium, 2 g. fiber

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