Coconut Banana Waffles

Some of the first foods I started experimenting with were pancakes & waffles. When I was little, Sunday morning pancakes were a mainstay at our house, and I loved it when my dad let me add different things into the Bisquick batter. I was easily amused. I used to sit at our counter and add apples, cinnamon, blueberries…. you name it. And my little variations made me feel like a chef. Well nowadays, I’ve graduated from Bisquick to made-from-scratch batter, and my “mix-ins” have gotten a bit more adventurous. I took that old waffle maker up to school with me and after having it in my possession for two years, I finally decided to use it. I first made these coconut banana waffles on a day when all of campus turned into 6 and 7 year olds. Our snow day. Back in February, the snow storm of the century hit and our school was granted the first snow day since the 1970s. Many trudged through the snow to the bars. Me and my friends made waffles. Aren’t we wholesome? Anyway, these waffles are fluffy & light with a sweet and nutty flavor. And the caramelized banana topping ain’t too shabby either. So maybe this recipe is a bit more fancy than my old Bisquick + apple “recipe,” but eating waffles on a lazy morning will still always make you feel like a little kid.

Waffle Ingredients: (adapted from Cooks.com) Makes 6-8 waffles

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 c. buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons coconut extract
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted

Topping:

  • 1-2 bananas, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2-3 tablespoons toasted coconut

Preparation:

For the waffle batter, sift together all dry ingredients ( flour through cinnamon). Next add in beaten eggs & buttermilk. In the meantime melt the butter and let cool slightly before adding into the waffle batter. Finally, add coconut extract and mix well. Pour batter onto any type of greased waffle maker.

For the topping, heat butter & brown sugar in a skillet over medium heat until melted. Add bananas & cinnamon and cook for 1 to 2 minutes, until bananas are tender. Pour topping & toasted coconut onto waffles.

Enjoy!

-C

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