Thursday, December 31, 2009

Bananas Foster Waffles - Our Christmas Morning Breakfast

This year, we spent the week before Christmas with my parents and my sister on a Caribbean cruise aboard the Norwegian Pearl.  Every morning, we would all sit on the back patio of the pool deck on the ship and enjoy eating breakfast outside.  On one of the mornings, both Kevin and I had waffles with a banana topping that reminded me of bananas foster (which is one of our favorite desserts!).  The banana topping went really well with the waffles so I decided to make this for our Christmas morning breakfast. 

To go along with the waffles, we made mimosas (I even squeezed fresh oranges for the orange juice and we also had some fresh pureed strawberries to add a twist on the mimosas).

And of course, we had to have some bacon to go with our breakfast.

But getting back to the delicious bananas foster waffles that I made.....I adapted this waffle recipe from, and I used Paula Deen's bananas foster recipe for the topping (which I have used with much success in the past for dessert, which I serve over some vanilla ice cream).


2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
4 teaspoons baking powder
4 tablespoons white sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups warm milk
1/2 cup butter, melted
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Bananas Foster Topping-
1 stick of butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
4 bananas, sliced into 1 inch slices
1/4 cup dark rum (I used Myer's dark rum)


For the Waffles-

In a large bowl, mix together flour, salt, baking powder and sugar; set aside. Preheat waffle iron to desired temperature.

In a separate bowl, beat the eggs. Stir in the milk, butter and vanilla. Pour the milk mixture into the flour mixture; beat until blended.

Ladle the batter into a preheated greased waffle iron. Cook the waffles until golden and crisp. Keep waffles warm in a 200 degree oven until you are ready to serve.
For the Bananas Foster Topping-
Melt butter in a large skillet. Add brown sugar and stir together. Add the bananas and cook until caramelized over medium-high heat. Pour in the rum and catch a flame off of the gas stove or a long lighter. Stand back when ignited and flambe. Be careful; a flame will shoot up above the pan. Let flame die down. Serve over your waffles, and garnish with a little whipped cream.
These were soooooo good!  They were perfect for a special occasion breakfast.

1 comment:

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