They did turn out soft and would probably be better suited to pancakes as the original recipe stated. They were a bit hard to get out of the waffle iron because of their softness. They were tasty though.
In the future, I don't think they need the honey, especially if you plan to put syrup on them. If eating them plain, by all means, add the honey. It is a nice sweetness, but we had ours with maple syrup and peanut butter, and I felt they were a bit too sweet for that.
Here is how I made them. (Which was totally not following the directions - I lazily just made the entire batter in the blender.)
- 1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 3-4 grinds of pink himalayan pink salt (or sea salt)
- 3 Tablespoons honey (I will probably omit this next time -or lessen it to 1-2 teaspoons)
- 1 1/2 handfuls baby spinach
- 1/2 banana
- 2 Tablespoons extra virgin coconut oil
- 1 1/4 cup milk
- 1 egg
- Place milk, spinach and banana in blender and pulse a few times to blend. Add the egg, coconut oil and spinach and pulse a couple more times to blend.
- Add flour, baking powder, and salt. At this point I just pushed batters on my blendtec. If you don't have a batters button, just pulse or blend until combined.
- Bake in a waffle iron until desired done-ness. (Or make as pancakes - probably preferred with this dough, but my little boys LOVE waffles.)