Asalamu alaykum Mamas. Ramadan is just days away, and alhamdulillah most of the kiddos will be fasting this year. However, none of them like eating much at suhoor, especially heavy foods. Recently I invested in a waffle maker, so I thought healthy waffles would be a perfect suhoor meal for the kids. They are easy to make, cook in minutes and healthy.
2 1/2 cups oat flour (just blitz oats in a blender till they become flour).
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
3 ripe bananas
1 1/2 cups of milk or buttermilk
2 tablespoons melted butter or coconut oil (slightly cooled and a little extra for cooking)
Pinch of salt
(Yields approximately 14 waffles)
1. Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl (oat flour, cinnamon, baking powder, salt).
2. Blend together the ripe bananas, milk, eggs and melted butter until smooth.
3. Pour the blended ingredients into the dry flour mix. Mix thoroughly until there are no lumps. Leave to set for about 10 minutes; the batter will thicken.
5. Spoon approximately 2 tablespoons of batter for each waffle and cook accordingly.
Top with honey or maple syrup. For an extra treat, add a handful of semi-sweet chocolate chips to the batter too before cooking for a chocolate banana variation. You can also make a batch and store extra waffles in a ziplock bag and reheat when needed.