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  RECIPE TITLE "Banana Waffles with Maple Walnut Syrup"
excerpted from New American Heart Association Cookbook

yields Makes 2 Waffles, or 4 Servings time --- difficultyeasy

These waffles are a great breakfast or brunch entree for parties. They can be made ahead of time and reheated just before serving. For an even prettier presentation, garnish each serving with a slice of grilled banana and a sprig of mint.

  RECIPE INGREDIENTS

Maple Walnut Syrup:

2 tablespoons all-fruit cherry or berry jam
2 tablespoons maple syrup
3/4 teaspoon frozen orange juice concentrate, undiluted

Waffles:

2 medium ripe bananas, mashed
1 1/2 teaspoons corn oil
1/4 cup egg whites
3/4 cup low-fat (2 percent) milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup whole-wheat flour
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

4 teaspoons toasted and chopped walnuts

  RECIPE METHOD

1. Combine all the ingredients for the syrup, mix well, and setaside.

2. Preheat a waffle iron.

3. Combine the bananas, corn oil, egg whites, milk, andvanilla in a bowl and beat until blended. Add the flours,baking powder, and salt and mix well.

4. Spray the hot waffle iron with non-stick cooking spray.Spoon 3/4 cup of the batter onto the center of the waffleiron. Cook until a golden brown, or until it stops steaming.Repeat with the remaining batter.

5. To serve, halve each waffle and top each half with 1tablespoon of syrup and 1 teaspoon of toasted walnuts.

Each serving contains approximately:

Calories: 271
Fat: 5 g
Cholesterol: 3 mg
Sodium: 279 mg
Carbohydrates: 52 g
Protein: 8 g

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