Two of my favorite things are weekends and breakfast food.
Growing up, my weekend mornings were defined by (to my brother’s dismay) either pancakes or waffles. And if we were lucky my mom would make homemade cinnamon rolls! If she made waffles, we alternated between oatmeal and regular waffles. I always loved the regular waffles, they were a little sweeter and fluffy. Sometimes we had eggs, but I think I’ve pushed those memories out of my mind…I’ve never been an eggs-for-breakfast kind of person. I think everyone in my family prefers eggs, whereas I like to pretend I’m eating dessert for breakfast…bring on the waffles, sticky buns, and French toast.
As I got older, I learned to appreciate the oatmeal waffles (and eggs, too). They pair great with fruit and they are a hearty waffle. But don’t worry, I’ll share the other waffle recipe soon!
I love all kind of fruit on waffles, but bananas are an easy one because we always have ripe bananas sitting in our house! If we didn’t use them all to make banana bread…
I’ve tried this recipe with the fruit in the waffles, but I can’t recommend it. My waffle always sticks to the iron if there’s extra chunks inside the batter.
The caramelized bananas are well worth the extra step! They’re a little bit sweet, lightly crunchy, and add a great contrast to the waffles. To finish it off, I added a drizzle of honey, and toasted coconut and almonds.
Have you had bananas foster? My uncle used to make the best bananas foster! It was always such a show when the alcohol was added, and the flames erupted. Everyone loved it! I guess this isn’t truly bananas foster because it’s missing the vanilla ice cream. If you want to live life on the edge, feel free to add the ice cream. Or if you want to turn these into dessert waffles, you should definitely add the ice cream!
Oatmeal Bananas Foster Waffles
|Yield: 10 - 12 waffles|
Chewy, hearty oatmeal waffles topped with caramelized bananas and drizzled with honey, coconut, and almonds.
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1 cup quick cook oats
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 6 tablespoons butter, melted
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 3 bananas, sliced in 1/2 inch rounds
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- toasted coconut
- toasted slivered almonds
- Make the waffles: In a large bowl mix dry ingredients - flour, oats, baking powder, cinnamon, salt. In a small bowl, mix the wet ingredients - eggs, milk, butter, brown sugar. Add wet mixture to dry mixture. Stir gently.
- Cook waffles according to waffle iron instructions. Keep waffles warm in a 200 degree oven.
- Make Bananas Foster: Place butter and sugar in saute pan over medium heat. When melted and sizzling, add bananas. Cook 3 minutes. Flip, cook 3 minutes. Turn up heat to high, cook 30 seconds to 1 minutes, until deep golden brown. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Remove from heat.
- ASSEMBLY: Evenly divide banana topping on waffles. If desired, drizzle with honey, top with coconut and honey.
images & text © North Coast Eats
adapted from My mom's recipe binder.
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