Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Gingery Banana Waffles

I am so sorry for being gone for 10 days! Wow, how I missed cooking and baking! But, I had the privilege to be able to spend my Grandma's last hours with her last week and then of course, comes all of the funeral arrangments and family time. It was good to spend "family time" but it feels good to finally be getting back into my schedule. I have so much I need to accomplish and because I need to stay busy to keep my mind going in the right direction, I should be able to catch up soon.

I have been searching through cookbooks all day trying to find a recipe that hit me just right... something new and fresh... perhaps a breakfast food? I thought of breakfast because bacon sure sounded good to me.

So after searching for hours, I have to tell you that I found a recipe that will be forever treasured in my recipe box. If I could find a way to bottle up the aroma from these waffles as they're baking, I would bottle a whole bunch up and make a million dollars off them! They would be the ideal candle! Oh yummy! And they taste just as good as they smell, having just the perfect amount of spice with the soft moist texture from the bananas. You're just going to love them!

Gingery Banana Waffles

3 cups flour

4 teaspoons baking powder

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger

1 teaspoon salt

4 eggs

2/3 cup brown sugar, packed

2 extra-ripe bananas

1 1/4 cups milk

1/2 cup molasses

1/2 cup butter, melted

Preheat waffle iron. In large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger and salt. In medium bowl, beat eggs with brown sugar until light and fluffy. Puree extra-ripe bananas in blender. Beat pureed bananas, milk, molasses, and butter into egg mixture; add to dry ingredients. Stir until just moistened. For each waffle, cook 3/4 cup batter in waffle iron until golden brown. Serve with sliced bananas and syrup. Makes 8 servings.


Happy Cooking!


1 comment:

  1. Yeah!! Glad your back and that everything went well! I'm sorry for your loss though.
    These sound really yummy! I'll have to make them this weekend!


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