Today was the day that I made Skinny Nilla Wafers, and it was for a very specific reason. Being a good big sister. When my younger sister came home from college, she had one request: banana pudding. And what would banana pudding be without Nilla Wafers? I guess bananas and pudding, but y’all know what I’m getting at. So, in order to break away from the typical skinny makeover, I decided to create a healthy Nilla Wafers copycat recipe . . . and it worked!So my Skinny Nilla Wafers aren’t as beautiful and proportional as normal Nilla Wafers, but their familiar flavor is uncanny. And wonderful. And I was to eat them forever. Like, really. And when I bake them, I get very banana’d out:
Favorites? How does one choose? First, I would just like to say that I adore two piece sets and that banana set from Asos may be my favorite ever! How cute would that look on a tropical island like Anguilla? Count me in. Also, I want a little girl one day, so I picture her room extremely girly with an art piece like that pink banana split one hanging in her nursery. She’ll be a foodie just like her momma! And finally, who else has to have those banana socks like, yesterday?
- 7/8 cup all-purpose flour (350 calories)
- 1 teaspoon baking powder (2 calories)
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 tablespoons I Can't Believe It's Not Butter, "Lite" (80 calories)
- 2 tablespoons Truvia
- 3 tablespoons liquid eggbeaters or eggwhites (25 calories)
- 4 teaspoons pure vanilla extract (48 calories)
- 1/4 cup + 3 tablespoons fat-free milk (40 calories)
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- In a large bowl, mix together all dry ingredients.
- In a separate bowl, mix together all wet ingredients.
- Fold wet ingredients into dry ingredients and stir until well incorporated. The dough will be sticky and tough.
- Make dough into small balls in the palm of your hand. If the dough is too sticky to work with, consider patting your hands with butter or coconut oil. You may also want to add more flour, but this may ultimately influence the taste of your wafers.
- Place rolled dough onto a sheet of non-stick foil or parchment, spread out. Once all balls have been rolled, flatten them with a spoon into the shape of Nilla Wafers.
- Place parchment/foil on oven-safe tray and pop in the oven. You may need two separate trays, as you don't want your wafers to be too close together.
- Bake for about 15 - 20 minutes. You may need to rotate your tray(s) halfway through to avoid burning.
- When wafers are golden-brown and stiff to the tough, they are ready to be removed and enjoyed!