Today’s the day. We’ve all been waiting for what seems like forever. Star Wars: Episode VII is finally in theaters! Admittedly, today I woke up on the dark side of the bed after very little sleep and the realization sinking in that I have to scale back on my geeky recipes. Luckily, I soon discovered that I could Awaken the Force and my day with a generous stack of Banana Chocolate Death Star Waffles. They’re quick, they’re easy, they’re a real crowd-pleaser, AND they’re made from scratch! Say what?
Just like that, I was back in celebration mode. New Star Wars, themed waffles, and my first blogging anniversary? Suddenly I’m bursting with energy and enthusiasm! Or is that the banana slices and chocolate chips?
Ready? Let’s go!
Geeks and Gamers, grab your mats:
- 2 cups flour
- ½ to 1 cup chocolate chips, to taste. I used dark chocolate chips because if it’s worth doing right it has to be dark chocolate.
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt (if using unsalted butter)
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 – 2/3 cups milk
- 1/3 cup melted butter
- 2 eggs
- 1 banana, mashed
- sliced bananas
- maple syrup
Don’t have a Death Star Waffle Maker? ThinkGeek can help you fix it!
NOTE: Looks like they’ve sold out due to holiday hype and won’t be getting any in until Feb. 2016, but you can still pre-order!
This is a short and simple recipe, but sometimes that’s okay. By the way, it makes exactly six healthy sized waffles. Woo, quantities!
Plug in your waffle maker and start the preheating process. Dump all of your dry ingredients into a large bowl:
Mix that all together. Mash up one banana with a fork and add the banana and wet ingredients to the dry ingredients.
Stir all ingredients together until just combined. It’s okay if it’s a bit lumpy– that’s actually a good thing!
Lightly spray your waffle maker with nonstick spray and spoon waffle batter stuff into cavity. You could also brush the waffle maker with vegetable oil and a pastry brush… whatever works, right? You may need to ease the mixture into the crevices with a spoon a little.
Cook your waffles according to the instructions provided for your waffle maker.
Plate your first waffle. Lightly drizzle maple syrup over the waffle and top with sliced bananas. Cook your second waffle.
Top with a second waffle and drizzle with more syrup. Garnish with extra banana slices and chocolate chips. You’re done!
That’s really all there is to it! Get up, turn yourself to the light side, and start your day right. And for the love of all that’s good and geeky in the world, NO SPOILERS!
Don’t forget to check out our Blogversary post for several big announcements and plans for the future!
Have you seen the new movie? Are you planning on seeing it? Let me know! And of course, Merry Happy Christmas and happy holidays!
Coming Up Next: Christmas Story Gingerbread Leg Lamp on 12/31
Remember, cooking IRL doesn’t have to be a Feat of Strength!