Last Nights Dinner 03.09.10

Brinner (breakfast for dinner) it’s definitely one of my favorite dinner ideas right next to anything tex-mex. On my way home from the gym last night I stopped at the grocery store to get stuff for the week. I have always tried to eat healthy but especially now since I am pregnant. Every week I try to get 3 different kinds of fruit and make sure we are eating a good amount of vegetables with dinner and snacks. Last week I got Blueberries, Clementines, and strawberries. This week I decided to get Bananas, apples and Mmm my favorite Blackberries. Then my mind starting rolling on what to make for dinner. Mmm I remembered this recipe I found in Cooking Light for Banana Cinnamon Waffles and I knew that’s what we HAD to have to dinner.

I like ice cream but I have always been a smoothie girl over ice cream. I just love fruit. So I decided to use some of the black berries to make a smoothie as well. I always keep the freezer stocked with frozen fruit to make smoothies. Let’s just say this dinner was AWESOME!!! Kev woke up this morning and even said “I just have to say dinner last night was soo good.” I think we were both wishing this morning that we could be eating the waffles again for breakfast- as I quickly chugged down a breakfast protein shake. Blah!

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup buckwheat flour
1/4 cup ground flaxseed
2 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups milk
3 tablespoons butter, melted
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 large ripe banana, mashed
Cooking spray

1. Mix flours together in a bowl. Add flaxseed, and next 4 ingredients (through salt) in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk.

2. Combine milk, butter, and eggs, stirring with a whisk; add milk mixture to flour mixture, stirring until blended. Mix in mashed banana.

3. Preheat a waffle iron. Coat iron with cooking spray. Spoon in batter and cook until your desired crispiness.

4. Place on Plate and sprinkle cinnamon sugar on top, banana slices, blackberries and real maple syrup.

Frozen Blackberries
Frozen Strawberries
Orange Juice (our hand pineapple juice in it as well) MMmmm!

1. Add all ingredients to blender. Blend to desired consistency. Top with Fresh blackberries.

  1. Your recipes are always soooo good!! Thanks for sharing!! 🙂

  2. Laura •

    I LOVE breakfast for dinner. We always like to make yummy omelets with whatever veggies we have in the fridge. One of my favs is avacado, tomato, onion, cheese and some sour cream on top.

  3. That looks really good. It’s weird, I used to make waffles all the time when I was in elementary school, but ever since the old iron broke down I rarely have them at all. (except when I’m snacking on street food or something)
    I love blackberries too, but haven’t found any good ones in grocery stores yet, the best are always home (or wild) grown.

  4. mmmmmm this sounds delish – i want that smoothie right now!!!

  5. Oh man, this looks so good! I am definitely going to try it. I think what I like most is that it has buckwheat flour and flaxseed – way to sneak in the good stuff!

  6. YUM that looks amazing, definitely beats my bowl of cheerios!

  7. Alisha •

    This looks delicious. I’m going to try it out over spring break.

  8. smoothies are great on the go too! in the mornings instead of grabbing a banana ill put some in the freezer (cut up) and blend it with milk. taste so much better.

  9. All of this looks delicious!

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  11. Oh yum… I so wish Brett and I could cook like this..!

  12. Waffles is my all-time favorite dinner menu!

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