Peanut Butter and Banana Waffles

Remember a few weeks back when I mentioned my non-existent Mother’s Day menu for my mom?  The one I had a few ideas for but hadn’t yet discussed with my brother?  Well, we compromised.  I was thinking a stuffed French toast.  He was thinking waffles.  To me, there’s no contest here.  I guess it helps that Mom loves waffles.  I am my mother’s child, after all.

Peanut Butter and Banana Waffles

She also love love loves the pairing of peanut butter and banana.  As kids, our peanut butter sandwiches included either jelly or bananas – I didn’t even know about Fluff until college.  Fresh homemade banana bread was slathered with peanut butter.  It’s a natural combo that Mom flips over and so we made peanut butter and banana waffles for her for Mother’s Day.  Without getting too crazy with the waffle recipe itself, we made buttermilk waffles and topped them with a creamy peanut butter sauce (that is completely stellar on top of ice cream) and sliced bananas.  And let me tell you, we’re talkin’ dream breakfast here – definitely one of the highlights of the day for all of us and I know they helped make Mom’s day.

To note: Kyle and I remade the sauce and waffle recipe this past weekend and I wasn’t really thrilled with the slightly soft outer texture of the waffles.  I think there is too much butter in the recipe as written (1 stick for 6 Belgian waffles) so I’m not going to recommend this recipe – just stick with the classic buttermilk waffle recipe I posted recently or use your own favorite recipe.  Either way, don’t skimp on the peanut butter sauce – it’s an indulgence you don’t want to miss.

Peanut Butter and Banana Waffles

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

Skip the jarred and bottled peanut butter sauces and make your own without high fructose corn syrup! Whole Foods brand of creamy peanut butter is an all-natural option and some mainstream brands like Peter Pan are now skipping the HFCS as well. Skippy Natural has too much oil for this recipe so stick with a peanut butter that doesn't have to be stirred. Double the peanut butter sauce recipe and refrigerate the leftovers if you want to use it as a topping for ice cream or brownies...or brownie sundaes.

Ingredients

  • 1 waffle recipe
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ½ - ¾ cup half-and-half
  • 3 ½ tbsp confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 3 bananas, sliced

Instructions

  1. Prepare waffles according to recipe instructions, keeping cooked waffles warm in a 250° degree oven while you make the rest.
  2. To make the peanut butter sauce: Combine peanut butter and half-and-half in a medium heatproof bowl. Warm in the microwave for 1 minute, stir, then heat again for 30 seconds. Whisk the mixture together until the peanut butter completely combines with the half-and-half. This will take a minute or so of whisking and at first, the peanut butter will look really separated - it will come together. Whisk in the sugar. At this point, if the mixture is too thick for a sauce consistency, whisk in some extra half-and-half by the tablespoon until you reached your desired consistency, up to ¾ cup.
  3. Spoon peanut butter sauce over waffles then top with sliced bananas. If you want to get really crazy, a little pure maple syrup is also excellent drizzled on top of the sauce and bananas.

Source

source: inspired by The Professional Palate | peanut butter sauce adapted from Martha Stewart

http://www.smells-like-home.com/2013/05/peanut-butter-and-banana-waffles/

Peanut Butter and Banana Waffles

  • Prep Time: 25min
  • Cook Time: 25min
  • Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients

1 waffle recipe
½ cup creamy peanut butter
½ – ¾ cup half-and-half
3 ½ tbsp confectioners’ sugar, sifted
3 bananas, sliced

Instructions

  • 01

    Prepare waffles according to recipe instructions, keeping cooked waffles warm in a 250° degree oven while you make the rest.

  • 02

    To make the peanut butter sauce: Combine peanut butter and half-and-half in a medium heatproof bowl.  Warm in the microwave for 1 minute, stir, then heat again for 30 seconds. Whisk the mixture together until the peanut butter completely combines with the half-and-half.  This will take a minute or so of whisking and at first, the peanut butter will look really separated – it will come together.  Whisk in the sugar.  At this point, if the mixture is too thick for a sauce consistency, whisk in some extra half-and-half by the tablespoon until you reached your desired consistency, up to ¾ cup.

  • 03

    Spoon peanut butter sauce over waffles then top with sliced bananas.  If you want to get really crazy, a little pure maple syrup is also excellent drizzled on top of the sauce and bananas.

inspired by The Professional Palate | peanut butter sauce adapted from Martha Stewart

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  • Warm Vanilla Sugar
    May 29, 2013 at 9:08 AM

    These waffles are dreamy! Love this recipe!

    • taraliptak
      May 30, 2013 at 9:03 AM

      Thanks, Katrina!

  • May 29, 2013 at 11:00 AM

    Love the peanut butter banana combination with waffles! That peanut butter sauce sounds wonderful!

    • taraliptak
      May 30, 2013 at 9:03 AM

      Thanks, Jessica! Yup, the peanut butter sauce is completely addicting!

  • Kayle (The Cooking Actress)
    June 2, 2013 at 3:57 PM

    bananas and peanut butter are heeeaven, especially for breakfast!!! These waffles are craaazy amazing and omg that pb sauce

    • taraliptak
      June 3, 2013 at 9:20 AM

      Thanks, Kayle!

  • June 5, 2013 at 3:44 AM

    I could honestly indulge in these waffles every single morning!

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