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Tropical Bananas Foster Waffles

Oxmoor House
Hands-on time 12 mins
Total time 42 mins
Yield 10 servings
Everyone will love this Southern twist to the iconic Belgian waffle served with strawberries and chocolate sauce.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (1/4-oz.) envelope active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water (100° to 110°)
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 3/4 cups buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 egg whites
  • Caramelized Bananas
  • Sweetened whipped cream
  • 1/3 cup coconut, toasted
  • 1/3 cup candied pecans or toasted macadamia nuts

How to Make It

  1. Combine yeast and warm water in a 1-cup glass measuring cup; let stand 5 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, combine flour and next 3 ingredients in a large bowl; make a well in center of mixture. Whisk together egg yolks, buttermilk, and next 2 ingredients. Whisk in yeast mixture; add to dry mixture, stirring just until moistened.

  3. Beat egg whites at high speed with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form. Fold beaten egg white into batter. Cook in a preheated, oiled waffle iron until done.

  4. Dollop whipped cream onto waffles. Top with Caramelized Bananas, and sprinkle with coconut and nuts.

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