Sunday, November 22, 2009

Raised Waffles with Warm Brown Sugar Bananas

Waffles! I love breakfast items :D This was my week to host the SMS Bakers. I chose the Raised Waffles with Warm Brown Sugar Bananas.

Though it took a bit more prep (overnight) than normal waffles, I really liked this recipe. My husband thought it tasted very much like a dessert... bananas foster. I actually preferred the waffles with good ole' maple syrup. Either way, give this a try if you like waffles!

To my fellow SMS bakers, it has been a while! Over the past month I moved from Italy to the U.S. For the next couple of months I will be in Ohio visiting family. In addition to the big move, I am pregnant! A LOT going on... In lieu of that announcement, I will tell you that I have no desire to cook or bake : ( This happened to me during my last pregnancy too. I will be taking a short hiatus until the nesting phase kicks in. Happy baking!

Raised Waffles with Warm Brown Sugar Bananas

For the Waffles

1/2 cup warm water
2 1/4 Tsp active dry yeast
8 Tbsp unsalted butter, cut into pieces
2 cups whole milk
1 Tsp kosher salt
1 Tsp sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
pinch freshly ground nutmeg
2 large eggs
1/4 Tsp baking soda

For the Brown Sugar

4 Tbsp unsalted butter, room temp
1/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
pinch kosher salt
1/4 cup light rum
2 ripe bananas, peeled and sliced
1/2 cup pure maple syrup

To make the waffles

1. In a large bowl, combine the warm water and yeast. Let stand for 5 minutes to dissolve and activate.
2. In a small saucepan over low heat, melt the butter. Stir in the milk; the butter mixture should be warm but not hot.
3. Add the butter mixture, salt, sugar, flour and nutmeg to the yeast mixture. Using a wire whisk, beat until smooth.
4. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap, and let stand at room temperature for at least 8 hours or overnight.
5. When you are ready to cook the waffles, preheat the waffle iron.
6. In medium bowl, whisk together the eggs and baking soda and immediately whisk them into the batter. The batter will be very thin but smooth.
7. Spray the waffle iron with nonstick vegetable cooking spray. Cook the waffles according to the manufacturer's instructions.

To make the bananas

1. Melt the butter in a large skillet. Add the brown sugar and salt, and stir over medium heat until melted and bubbling.
2. Remove from the heat and add the rum, then carefully return the pan to the heat. Be careful when you add the rum and return the pan to the heat. The rum is going to flame up, but it will go out momentarily. Once the flame is out, burn off the alcohol, about 30 seconds.
3. Add the slice bananas and stir to coat. Add the maple syrup and bring just to bubbling.
4. Remove from heat to cool slightly.

Serve the bananas warm over the waffles.


  1. Oh congratulations on your pregnancy and your move back to the US. You have been busy!
    Thanks for hosting this weeks waffles. Im glad your family enjoyed them!
    We will miss you but hope to see you back baking soon!

  2. Your waffles look delicious! I am sitting this week out as I don't own a waffle iron. Congrats on your pregnancy!

  3. Congratulations on your pregnancy! Sounds like you've been quite busy lately.

    Thanks for hosting this week! I absolutely loved these waffles. I agree with you - I preferred them with just maple syrup.

  4. Congrats on your pregnancy! These look yummy!

  5. Congratulations! Thanks for a great choice of recipes. I loved these!

  6. Lauren, Congrats on the pregnancy and the move! Life is so exciting for you these days!!!! <3

    Thank you for your excellently delicious breakfast recipe choice - a WINNER in this house!

  7. Congratulations on your pregnancy! Your waffles look great. Unfortunately, I do not own a waffle iron so I did not participate this week. Thank you for hosting!

  8. Thanks for posting. You are lucky, when I was expecting I could consume anything and everything! Be very healthy, Patty

  9. Thanks for this yummy pick, we loved them at my house. The sauce was great, but I agree it was really like a dessert. Congrats on your pregnancy!

  10. Congratulations on your pregnancy, and welcome back home!

    Thanks for picking a great recipe. The waffles were great. I passed on the brown sugar bananas and served them with maple syrup and some apple butter instead.

  11. Thanks for a great pick! Sounds like you have some exciting stuff going on- enjoy it!

  12. Congratulations with everything!!!

    Great looking waffles there -- thanks for a nice pick.

  13. Congratulations to yo!!!!
    Alongwith the wonderfull news these yummyluscious waffles-yummy yummy yum!!!
    nice blog!!!i hopped by here via recipes to rival and recived their email to day confirming my account. But there seem to be no recent recipes or is it me?
    The host of the month shows as u but all ur RTR post are a few months old(but great recipes truly)!!!
    can u please leave me a link if im wrong?
    thanx a ton!!!!

  14. Thanks for hosting this way back when! :P I love breakfast foods.

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