Butter Pecan Banana Waffles

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Quick Facts

Servings: 6
Prep Time: 20 min.
Cook Time: 20 min.
Total: 40 min.
Kate Miller
To make these waffles even better, serve topped with vanilla ice cream.

Ingredients

  • 12 waffles (made from waffle batter)
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg, optional
  • 2 bananas, quartered lengthwise and sliced
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract (or maple extract)

Directions

  • Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in brown sugar, cinnamon, and optional nutmeg. Cook about 2 to 3 minutes, until bubbles form and it begins to take on a melted caramel consistency.
  • Stir in bananas and pecans. Cook an additional 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla or maple extract. Cool to room temperature.
  • While the pecan-banana mixture cools, prepare waffle batter and warm waffle iron.
  • Once cooled, reserve 1/2 cup pecan-banana mixture in the skillet and stir the remaining sauce into the waffle batter just until combined.
  • Cook according to waffle maker instructions. However, these tend to be a bit stickier than other waffles, so you will probably need to grease the waffle iron between each batch.
  • To serve, warm the remaining sauce in the skillet until heated through. Pour over waffles. The waffles are equally good with maple syrup or even plain. They freeze and reheat in the toaster beautifully.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 671
  Calories from Fat 370 (55%)
(65%)Total Fat 42g
(52%)Saturated Fat 10g
Polyunsaturated Fat 14g
Monounsaturated Fat 15g
(41%)Cholesterol 124mg
(34%)Sodium 822mg
(13%)Potassium 461mg
Total Carbohydrate 62g
(12%)Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 6g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(28%)Protein 14g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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