Sweet and fluffy buttermilk waffles are topped with plenty of my favorite things…including caramelized bananas… to make my ultimate waffles!
How about a yummy breakfast for Monday morning? These waffles are my ULTIMATE breakfast, you guys. Seriously. They’re light and fluffy and full of my favorite flavors: chocolate and coconut. But they don’t stop there. No, they’re topped with sweet brown sugar caramelized bananas, peanut butter, maple syrup, more chocolate chips, and creamy vanilla yogurt [though if you're a whipped cream fan, that would probably suit you better]. See? Yum!
Before making these waffles, I had never caramelized bananas before, but now that I know how to do it, I probably will never stop. It’s crazy how something so easy can totally transform something I love into something I love even more! And it was super fast to do, too. I realize by saying that it means I probably didn’t use the right technique, but they tasted good… so, oh well! :) Breakfast of champions, right here! Enjoy your day. :)
Ultimate Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Waffles with Caramelized Bananas
for waffles [adapted from allrecipes.com]
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour [can use white whole wheat or more all-purpose flour]
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup buttermilk [can use 1 tablespoon lemon juice/vinegar + enough milk to fill 1 cup]
- 1/4 cup milk [can use half and half or heavy cream]
- 3 tablespoons butter, melted
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 teaspoon coconut extract [can use vanilla or almond extract]
- mini chocolate chips
- peanut butter, vanilla yogurt, maple syrup, additional mini chocolate chips
for bananas [from Food.com]
- 2 teaspoons butter or oil
- 2-3 tablespoons sugar
- 2 bananas, sliced into coins [bananas shouldn't be too soft/ripe to begin with]
Preheat waffle iron.
In a large bowl, stir together flours, sugar, baking powder, and baking soda. In a smaller bowl, whisk together milks, butter, eggs, and coconut extract. Pour the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients gradually, carefully whisking together.
Spoon batter into hot waffle iron. About 1/3 cup is right for my waffle iron. Top batter with about a tablespoon of mini chocolate chips, then cook until steam isn’t coming out of the waffle iron and the waffle is golden brown.
Continue cooking until batter is gone; this should be about 6 waffles.
While waffles are cooking, prepare bananas. Heat butter in a small skillet set over medium heat. Sprinkle sugar on a small plate or bowl and roll bananas in sugar until coated. Place bananas in hot skillet and sprinkle with cinnamon. Cook for a minute or so until golden brown. Flip and sprinkle other side with cinnamon, then cook for another minute and remove from heat.
Top waffles with peanut butter, vanilla yogurt, bananas, and mini chocolate chips or other toppings as desired.