Heart Healthy Banana Waffles Recipe
Preheat oven to 200°F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, cornstarch, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, cardamom, baking soda, salt and nutmeg. Create a well in the center of the flour mixture.
In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, eggs, applesauce, orange zest, vanilla extract and mashed bananas. Add the wet ingredients in the center of the well in the flour mixture; mix until just combined. Let the batter rest for 10 minutes.
Preheat the waffle iron. Lightly spray the top and bottom of the waffle iron with nonstick cooking spray. Spoon the batter onto the bottom half of the waffle iron, close the lid and cook for 3 to 4 minutes, until golden brown. Transfer the cooked waffle to the prepared baking sheet and place in the oven to keep warm. Repeat with the remaining batter. Serve warm. If desired, serve with fresh fruit, maple syrup, nut butter or fruit preserves. Enjoy!