Whole Wheat Banana Pecan Waffles Recipe

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 I have taken one of our favorite waffles recipes and turned it into a healthy, low fat breakfast delight by substituting a few key ingredients for healthier alternatives.  They have been taste tested on the captain and our guests and they have received the thumbs up rating.  I am now assigning Weight Watchers PointsPlus™ Values to all of my recipes but don’t let that scare you – these are delicious. So go ahead and enjoy. Let me know if you like this recipe.

Whole Wheat Banana Pecan Waffles

Weight Watchers PointsPlus™ Value:  6
Servings: 8 Preparation Time: 20 min Cooking Time: 3 min
 Ingredients
1 cup white all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
2 Tbsp flaxseed
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp table salt
1 cup fat-free skim milk
1 large banana, ripe and mashed
3 large egg(s), separated
2 Tbsp fresh orange juice
1 Tbsp canola oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup pecan – chopped

Instructions

In a large bowl mix together dry ingredients. In a separate bowl whisk egg yolks, milk, banana, orange juice, oil and vanilla.
Stir into dry ingredients and mix until just moistened. Add pecans or hazlenuts. In a separate bowl beat egg white until light stiff peaks forms. Fold into batter. Bake according to waffle maker instructions (usually 3 minutes). Serve with fresh fruit and maple syrup (additional points for maple syrup). Notes on portion size: large round waffle = 2 portions. Small square waffles = 1 portion

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