Monday, March 18, 2013

Banana Buttermilk Waffles with a Maple-Pecan Spread

From the Kitchen of Darby Hawley
When we sprung forward with the time change, the Mr and I decided to just take a day to stay at home and do nothing; we just needed some us time without rushing around.  We had a lazy morning watching some TV and enjoying our coffee.  When we got hungry I decided to whip up some special Sunday waffles.  I know when the table is quiet that I did a good job lol.DSC_0106-2
Banana Buttermilk Waffle Ingredients:
1-3/4  cups all-purpose flour
1  tbs sugar
1/2  tsp baking powder
1/2  tsp baking soda
1/2  tsp cinnamon
1/4  tsp salt
3/4  small banana, smashed
2 eggs, room temperature
3  tbs butter, melted
1  cup buttermilk***
1  tsp vanilla
1/2  cup pecans, finely chopped
***If you don’t drink buttermilk, which I don’t think anyone but my grandmother does, then I assume that you don’t have it in your fridge.  Don’t worry, I NEVER buy it.  Instead make your own!  Put 1 tbs of white vinegar in a measuring cup and add milk until it reaches the 1 cup line.  Stir and let it sit for 5 minutes, then measure out however much you need.

Maple-Pecan Spread Ingredients:
8 oz cream cheese, softened
3-4 tbs maple syrup, plus more for serving
1/8 cup pecans, finally chopped

Directions:
  1. Heat up your waffle iron, and make your “buttermilk” if you need to.***
  2. Stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, & salt.
  3. In a separate bowl whisk together banana & eggs.  Then add in butter, “buttermilk”, vanilla & pecans.
  4. Make a whole in the center of your dry ingredients and pour the wet ingredients into the center. Slowly and gently stir everything until it is just barely blended.
  5. When the waffle iron is ready, spray it with cooking spray.  Pour batter into the center and quickly move it to edges so that all of the iron is covered.  Cook per the instructions that come with your waffle iron.  Mine takes about 3-4 minutes.
  6. While your waffles are cooking make the maple-pecan spread.  Stir together pecans, syrup, and cream cheese.
  7. Schmear maple-pecan spread over the waffles immediately so that it gets all ooey gooey and delicious.  Then top with maple syrup.
  8. Good morning, now dig in!
DSC_0105-2I hope the picture speaks for itself: they were so delicious!  I didn’t want to be full because I just wanted to keep eating!!! lol Next time I think I will have to invite you all over for breakfast :-)
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9 comments :

Julia Kendrick said...

YUM!!! I pinned these for later! Looks amazing! Julia @ www.juliakendrick.com

Michaela said...

OH stop it. I"m going to pin these, too! Yumm!!!

Meg Cady said...

WELLLL SURE.
Even these pictures are making my tummy rumble!!!

Meg Cady said...

WELLLL SURE.
Even these pictures are making my tummy rumble!!!

Meg Cady said...

WELLLL SURE.
Even these pictures are making my tummy rumble!!!

Jessica K said...

Totally going to make those this weekend. Thanks for the buttermilk tip. I had no idea. I would always waste a lot of it every time I bought it!

Jeannie Clemens said...

Looks delightful.

applesandglue said...

Oh my goodness, that looks amazing! How bout you just make me a batch tho? K? Thanks! :)

sherri lynn said...

ooh these look delicious! Pancakes and waffles are a staple in our household... so easy and satisfying!

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