• 3 large eggs, separated
  • Pinch cream of tartar
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 tblsp butter, melted
  • 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 3 tblsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup pecan pieces
  • 2 whole bananas, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 2 1/2 cups maple syrup

Well happy Monday! I’ve been away a bit over the last week but I’m back at it in full force this week. I even have a giveaway for you today! But we’ll get to that…;One thing that I’ve been dying to add to my kitchen collection for quite some time is a waffle iron. So you can imagine my excitement when Hamilton Beach offered me my very own waffle iron. My first thought was ‘what kind of waffles am I going to make?!’ and my boyfriend’s first thought was ‘we don’t have room for anything else in the kitchen.’ But I really didn’t care…;because I was getting a waffle iron. So this weekend I had the chance to try it out and I made some delicious buttermilk waffles with a fruity/sweet topping. Oh, and I’m giving away a waffle iron today to 1 luck reader…;so be sure to read through to learn how you can win.

So let’s start with the waffles. With a hand mixer combine the egg whites and cream of tartar. Beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form and set them to the side.

In a separate bowl whisk together the egg yolks, vanilla, buttermilk, and 2 tablespoons of melted butter. In a third bowl (I know) combine the flour, brown sugar, salt, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon. Add in the egg mixture and stir until it is just combined. Gently fold in the egg whites.

Cook the waffles according to the directions on your waffle iron and then store them on a plate in a warmed oven while you prepare the topping.

For the topping you’ll want to melt the remaining butter in a small saucepan and add in the pecans. Saute the pecans for 2-3 minutes until the butter becomes fragrant and browned. Add in the bananas and saute for an additional 2-3 minutes. You’ll want to gently stir the bananas to avoid mushing them. Add in the syrup and continue to warm. Serve the pecan & banana mixture over the tops of the warmed waffles and serve.

Buttermilk Waffles with Roasted Pecan and Banana Syrup via @foodnfocus

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Buttermilk Waffles with Roasted Pecan and Banana Syrup via @foodnfocus