wafflesI can’t believe Thanksgiving is two days away (well, four for me as I will be celebrating on Saturday). This year, I decided to only cook for my husband and daughter. No stressing, just the people I love most. Perhaps we’ll all eat in our pyjamas! I anticipate a day full of love, good food and holiday movies with our first glass of eggnog!

One of the things I usually do is start the day with a good breakfast and replace lunch with a nice charcuterie or fish platter. I think this year I’ll go for the fish option as I discovered a great fishmonger opposite the butcher where we ordered our turkey.
For breakfast, I will probably make my wholesome oatmeal and whole wheat waffles with banana and walnuts. The recipe is really easy, and they are excellent with sliced apple or even a little cranberry jelly.
I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Don’t forget to enjoy and truly give thanks. There is still a lot to be grateful for! And finally, should you be looking for a great cornbread recipe, either for your stuffing or to serve with dinner, you might want to check out my traditional recipe: cornbread with thyme

Whole Wheat, Banana & Walnut Waffles
Makes 6 waffles

  • 150g whole wheat flour
  • 2 tsps baking powder
  • 1 tsp bicarb
  • 1 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 150g oats
  • 70g walnuts, chopped
  • 2 very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 375ml buttermilk
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsps walnut oil
  • butter or cooking spray, to grease your waffle iron

In a large bowl, mix whole wheat flour, baking powder, bicarb, ground cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Stir in the oats and chopped walnuts. In a jug whisk the mashed banana, buttermilk, honey and walnut oil. Combine the wet ingredients with the dry and heat up your waffle iron, greasing it with butter or cooking spray if necessary. Cook the waffles and serve with fresh fruit. They are sweet enough on their own, but a little cranberry jelly would go really well with them. If you want to be a little naughty, I wouldn’t object to serving them with crispy bacon.

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