Sunday mornings are meant for a homemade breakfast. I love getting up on Sunday's and cooking up a special breakfast. My family's favorite is waffles.
Last Sunday, my hubby and daughters went dirt bike riding and I wanted to make sure that they had full bellies before leaving. I made these waffles with a caramelized banana and pecan syrup, and turkey bacon too.
Wow were these waffles amazingly good. They were crunchy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. The syrup was sweet with bananas and the pecans added that special crunch. I could have sworn that I was eating dessert for breakfast.
Throw away that instant waffle mix and try making your next batch of waffles from scratch. It's really fast and simple. Your going to love the results and I promise, you will not go back to instant waffles again.
Measure and mix one bowl of dry ingredients and another for wet ingredients. Combine and whisk - that's it!
Brush the top and bottom of the waffle iron with vegetable for crispy waffles. You can use a cooking spray too, but you won't get the same crunchy results.
|Photo taken at the Jonathan Beach Club in Santa Monica.|
southern waffles with caramelized banana and pecan syrup
Adapted: My Southern Food, Devon O’Day and The Comfort Table, Katie Lee
1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons sugar
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
1-tablespoon baking powder
1 ¾ cup mild
½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
1-teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ cup Vegetable oil for waffle iron
Heat waffle iron.
In a large bowl combine the flour, sugar, salt, cinnamon, and baking powder. In another large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, butter and vanilla extract. Slowly pour the egg mixture into the dry ingredients and whisk to combine.
Brush oil on inside top and bottom of waffle iron. Pour batter (I use ½ cup) onto waffle iron and cook for about 3 minutes, or until waffles are golden brown with a crunch.
caramelized bananas and pecan syrup
1-cup maple syrup
2 bananas, peeled and sliced into 1 inch slices
In medium frying pan over medium heat, sauté pecans for 1 minute. Add bananas and syrup. Cook until hot and bubbly, about 4 minutes.
Waffle batter can also be refrigerated for later use if there are any leftovers.