Friday, May 2, 2014

Banana Bread Waffles with Browned Butter Syrup

Saturday morning breakfasts have been a tradition in my home since I was a little girl. There was something special about waking up to the smell of pancakes and bacon on the weekends. Probably one of my favorite foods to make (or create) are breakfast meals. The combinations of waffles, syrups and pancakes are endless. This past weekend I had several bananas that were ready to be turned into banana bread. The thought occurred to me that why couldn't I turn those bananas into a banana bread-ish waffle recipe. I wasn't sure how they would end up, but I thought we'd give it a try. The result was unbelievably good--way better than I had even hoped for!! The texture was moist, perfectly soft and even better than these Banana Hot Cakes I love so much. They held up a little better in waffle form than in a pancake, which I loved! Now..I have to admit one of the best parts about this recipe is the Browned Butter Syrup. Oh, heaven help me from drinking it by the cupful!! It was AMAZING!! The browned butter start to the recipe gives this syrup a nutty-caramel flavor. Drizzled over these waffles and then garnished with Sugared Pecans was heavenly! I hope you enjoy these this weekend with your family ;)



Banana Bread Waffles with Browned Butter Syrup
4-5 ripe bananas, peeled
6 Tbls. butter, slightly melted
1 cup brown sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. vanilla
5 eggs
1 Tbls. baking soda
4 cups flour (1/2 white flour and 1/2 wheat flour works great!)
2 tsp. baking powder
1 cup milk
Candied nuts, garnish
Sliced bananas, garnish

Browned Butter Syrup
1 stick butter
1 cup brown or white sugar
3/4 cup evaporated milk
1 tsp. vanilla

Place the butter into a sauce pan and heat on medium-high heat until butter becomes slightly brown and you can smell the nutty aroma. Once the butter is browned, turn down the heat and add the sugar and milk. Continue to simmer on low heat until the sugar is completely dissolved. Once the sugar is melted, add the vanilla. Set syrup aside to cool slightly while waffles are cooking.

4 comments:

Mindy said...

Mmmm...I am so going to try these this weekend! Thanks so much for all your great recipes and posts! Yours is definitely my favorite cooking blog! :)

Shandra said...

You are so sweet Mindy! Thanks for sharing you thoughts with us. I know you will love these waffles. I have bananas again and am dying until this weekend when I can make it. I might just have to make my own mother's day breakfast ;)

Mindy said...

Shandra-

I just had to report back in and let you know that I have made these twice since you posted them, and they were definitely a big hit with the family! Really yummy! I even packaged one up with all the fixings separate, and put it in a gift bag for my mom for Mother's Day, and she loved it!
Thanks so much for sharing all your amazing recipes! They always turn out great! :)

Shandra said...

Mindy,

I am SO glad you love them!! Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment and let me know what you think ;)

Thanks again!

Shandra

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