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Waffles with Bourbon Caramel Bananas

I have an abundance of waffle makers. I have a belgian waffle maker, a square waffle maker, a waffle cone maker, a heart shaped waffle maker, a mini waffle maker, a waffle stick maker, and so many more that listing them here might get me in trouble with my husband. Suffice it to say, I have a deep passion for waffles.

This waffle recipe is very simple and basic, perfect for receiving a decadent topping over and above the usual butter and syrup. If you want to up your brunch game, add these to the menu. These Bourbon caramel bananas are incredible; your waffles will taste as good as any fancy restaurant’s! They cook up fast and require very few ingredients. The syrup soaks into the waffles and the bananas become soft, sweet and perfectly spiced bites of perfection.


2 eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 3/4 cups milk
1 stick butter, melted
1 tablespoon white sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large ripe bananas, cut into 1/4 inch rounds
2 tablespoons butter
6 tablespoons light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup bourbon

Preheat your waffles iron and set your oven to 200 degrees F.

Whisk together the salt, flour, sugar and baking soda in a bowl and set aside.

Beat together the eggs, milk, butter and vanilla. Add the wet ingredients to the dry; mix until smooth. Ladle mixture into your waffle iron and cook according to manufacturer’s instructions. As the waffles come out, place on a plate or baking sheet in the preheated oven to keep them warm until serving.

Meanwhile, melt butter in a nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Add the brown sugar and banana slices and cook undisturbed for about 30 seconds. Add the bourbon, cinnamon and nutmeg and cook another ten seconds then flip the banana slices over. Cook for another 30 seconds (the alcohol will cook away rapidly) then remove to a serving bowl. Stir in the vanilla.

Ladle the bourbon caramel over you waffles and dig in!


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