The first thing I did when I quit working in 2010 was go out and buy a waffle iron. It’s just your basic $19.99 Oyster brand, but it does the job just as well as those $300 contraptions that you’ll find at the hotel breakfast bar! Angeline didn’t have to leave for school until 8 am back then, and I made her waffles every couple of days. I didn’t have this maple glazed banana pecan waffles recipe back then, but we did just fine with adding chocolate chips to plain old waffles!
Angeline would tell my mom and grandma about the waffles that I made her (for some reason, she felt that my making waffles for breakfast on a school day was a newsworthy event, and she would tell the entire family!), and my grandma would always say that she needed to come over for breakfast one morning so that I could make her waffles.
In case you haven’t noticed yet, I’m a bit of an airhead. So every time she would ask me to make her waffles, I would totally plan on it…and then the morning that I planned on making them for her, I would wake up not remembering anything about it.
One morning I finally made a huge batch of waffles – enough to feed an army, seriously – and sat them on the kitchen counter to cool so that they’d be ready for me to take to my mom’s (my grandma lived across the street from my parents) so that we could all have breakfast together after I took Angeline to the bus stop.
When I got home, there were no waffles on the counter. The plate was on the floor, along with crumbs all over the house and Foxy had crumbs in her whiskers.
After cleaning up the mess, I didn’t make a new batch, I figured I’d do it again another day…not too long after that day, my grandma was hit by a car and didn’t survive.
I never did get a chance to make her those waffles, and I think about her every time I make them, even three years later.
I made these maple glazed banana pecan waffles the other day after having a hankering for Waffle House waffles – but the nearest one is about an hour away!
I love fruit, and adding the bananas and pecans in the batter made a huge difference in the way they turned out!
They were rich and hearty, and the maple syrup inside the waffles was insanely delicious!
Maple Glazed Banana Pecan Waffles Recipe
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1½ cups milk
- ⅓ coconut oil – or melted butter
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 2 large bananas
- ½ cup of pecans
- a few tablespoons of pure maple syrup
- Preheat your waffle iron so that it’s nice and ready when your batter is done. I personally prefer my waffles crisp, so I set mine about ¾ of the way to max.
- In a large bowl, mix together the flour, salt, baking powder and sugar, the add the eggs, beating thoroughly. Add the milk, butter and vanilla, beating at low speed.
- Chop pecans and dice the bananas, adding to the mixture and stirring with a spoon to mix them – you don’t want to beat the batter at this point, as the bananas will get mushy!
- Spoon your batter onto the waffle iron and drizzle a teaspoon of maple syrup directly onto the top of the batter. Cook as directed (my waffle maker has a light that turns on when it’s ready).