Light fluffy Blueberry Banana Belgian waffles with a hint of banana and fresh warm juicy blueberries. A spectacular and easy breakfast!
I had this plan. My plan was to make blueberry banana nut bread. Doesn’t that sound wonderful? I thought so too. So I warned “Mars” not to toss out my overly ripened banana’s because I had some serious plans for them. (Why does he do that? Can someone please explain this too me? Those bananas aren’t pestering him!)
Well…ya know what they say about the “Best laid plans”! What my plan didn’t include was how hungry I was going to be one morning. Waiting 50 minutes for bread to come to fruition seemed like an eternity! (At my age that’s just too darn long…I could be gone before then!)
Enter the magnificent Blueberry Banana Belgian Waffle! (That introduction was followed by trumpets in case you didn’t hear them!)
These waffles are so easy to make and SO deliciously yummy! Don’t run away from them because they’re “Belgian”. I know, in the past I would have run too. However, this recipe has converted me. I have come to realize that beating those egg whites and folding them in is NO BIG DEAL! Hey…we are ROCK STARS in the kitchen. Nothing phases us!
Start out by placing all your dry ingredients, baking powder, sugar, salt and 1 cup of flour, into a medium size bowl. Whisk them together to make sure they are blended.
In another bowl place your “wet” ingredients. 2 egg yolks…save the whites, vanilla extract, buttermilk, cinnamon, 1/2 a ripe banana, and 1/4 cup of melted butter. (Don’t judge me because I added the cinnamon in with my wet instead of my dry…I had a memory lapse! Again…lol)
Mix them together really well with a wire whisk. Whip…whip it good! (You’re welcome for the 80’s flash back!)
Add your wet ingredients into your dry ingredients. Mix until well blended.
Time to be a ROCK STAR! In a separate small bowl, beat those reserved egg whites until stiff peaks form.
I have seriously allowed this step to stop me in the past from making “Belgian” waffles. Not because I didn’t know how to, but to put it simply…because I’m lazy and thought it would be too much effort. Seriously?!!! This took all of 2 minutes.
TIP: The trick…small bowl…electric mixer on high. BAM! Rock Star!
Now for a little fun…Gently fold the egg whites into the batter. (Awww….there’s the Christmas Spatula! I’m thinking we need to name her! Any suggestions? Leave me a comment below.)
Add those fresh blueberries…gently mixing. You do not want to “undo” the egg white “fluff” factor. (Gordon Ramsey just died with the use of my technical cooking terms! lol)
I have a little crispy waffle making tip for you…
TIP: Spray your waffle iron before baking each waffle! It makes them pop out easier and will crisp up each waffle.
Place about 1/2 cup of waffle batter into your preheated hot waffle iron. Gently spread it to cover about 2/3 of the waffle iron.
TIP: I know the makers of waffle irons tell you to wait till the steam disappears. I don’t wait until the steam stops…that generally makes them too well done for my taste. I wait till the steam drastically subsides, but not until it stop all together.
Garnish with a few additional fresh blueberries, butter, and maple syrup! Fill those deep crannies with all the extra mouth-watering toppings you love!
I can hear you! You are asking if they taste as good as they look.
YES! They do…they really do! They are light and fluffy on the inside, with hints of banana and juicy warm blueberries. They are crispy and golden brown on the outside. This recipe came together in about 5 minutes…then it’s just a matter of baking them off.
This recipe will make four big 8 inch waffles. Be sure to have an appetite when you sit down to these beautiful delicious waffles. You don’t want to miss one bite!
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