I didn't take the advice to "season well with oil," I mean, I sprayed it with some canola oil, but obviously, it just wasn't enough:
Down, but not out, I tried again and again. I think this recipe the Sweet Peas and I developed is worthy of posting. It is a simple recipe (many you find call for whipping of egg whites, etc) and jam-packed with good stuff, hence the name:
Whole Lotta Good Stuff Waffles
1 ¼ c whole wheat (or, we use 1 c ww flour, ¼ c ground flaxseed)
¾ c flour
3 T brown sugar
2 t baking powder
½ t cinnamon
¼ t nutmeg
¼ t salt
2 ripe mashed bananas (or, one banana and ½ a cooked mashed sweet potato)
2 egg whites
3 T canola oil
1 t vanilla
1 ½ c milk
Optional mix-ins: blueberries, walnuts, raisins, other fruit, even *bacon*
In a large bowl, mix the dry ingredients, stirring to ensure everything is incorporated. In a medium bowl, mix the banana (or banana and sweet potato) and eggs, wisking well. Add additional wet ingredients until well blended. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients, stirring only until just blended (over mixing will make your waffles tough).
In a preheated (and well oiled!) waffle iron, pour about half the amount of waffle batter you usually do…add any mix-ins, then pour the remaining amount of batter to cover.
Cook according to your waffle iron’s instructions.
This morning we did R's with walnuts, G's with blueberries. I have to say, R's tasted pretty darn good, just like banana bread.SPC