Saturday, February 13, 2010

Waffles with Bananas Foster

Congratulations, Julie! We're so thrilled that Eggsecutive Orders tops the bestseller list of Independent Mystery Bookstores in January!

In The Diva Paints the Town, Sophie bakes a special cake for Wolf for Valentine's Day. Of course, chocolate cake was the first thing that came to my mind for this week. If you're a chocoholic, don't worry, I hear there's a wonderful cake coming tomorrow! So my next thought was that Valentine's Day falls on brunch day this year. And I stumbled upon the notion of Waffles Topped with Bananas Foster. What could be sweeter or more decadent? In the event you don't have a waffle maker, you can certainly make your favorite pancake recipe or french toast and use the Bananas Foster on top. Still too much work? Serve the Bananas Foster over vanilla ice cream for dessert. Actually, as it turns out, that's my favorite. I'll have to type fast because my ice cream is melting!


There's really nothing too difficult about making waffles. Make sure your waffle maker is hot and be sure to brush it with oil in between waffles.

2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
4 tablespoons melted butter
3 tablespoons canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 egg yolks
3 egg whites, beaten to a soft peak

This is how simple it is to make waffles. Mix everything except the egg whites. Stir it all with a fork until well blended but still a bit lumpy. Add the egg whites and stir in. Avoid the temptation to over-stir. A few lumps are okay.

Fill the waffler maker about 1/2 to 2/3 full. Close the top and cook. Each waffle machine differs a bit but it should only take a couple of minutes to cook.

Quick and Easy Bananas Foster

4 bananas, cut in half and sliced lengthwise
4 tablespoons butter
1 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup banana liqueur
1/4 cup rum

Melt the butter in a saucepan. Stir in the brown sugar and cinnamon and cook gently for a couple of minutes. Remove from heat. Stirring, add the rum and liqueur. Add the bananas and cook gently another few minutes. Spoon over waffles or ice cream.


Thanks to Ingrid of The Conscious Cat who awarded us The Over the Top Blog Award! We've had so much fun with it, and I've learned a lot about my fellow bloggers.

The rules state that we must complete the questions with one word answers.

Avery Aames missed sharing her answers on Monday so I'm sharing them with you today.

Your Hair? - Highlighted
Your Favorite Food? - Ice-cream
Your Hobby? - Golfing.
Your Fear? - Claustrophobia.
Something You Aren't? - Lazy
Where Did You Grow Up? - California
Your Life? - Busy!
Your Mood? - Cheery
Your Favorite Color? - Red

And now for Krista Davis's answers --

Your Hair? – Layered
Your Favorite Food? – Cherries
Your Hobby? - Furbabies
Your Fear? – Snakes
Something You Aren’t? – Svelte
Where Did You Grow Up? – Virginia
Your Life? – Enjoyable

Your Mood? – Upbeat
Your Favorite Color? - Red

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Congratulations to Helen K. who suggested the winning Secret Ingredient for Mystery Kitchen’s Iron Chef contest! Helen won a box of Fannie May Chocolates. What was the secret ingredient? Find out during our next Iron Chef week in late February! And keep reading our posts to find out how to enter our next contest!

And finally, since Valentine's Day is tomorrow, I thought I'd share a little message left by one of my dogs. Happy Valentine's Day!

~ Krista


  1. I love the snow photo. That's is priceless. The recipe sounds interesting. I think I like the Bananas Foster with the ice cream best.

  2. I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


  3. One day I need to try Banana Foster.

  4. Very clever doggies! Now I'm hungry for waffles.

  5. Lucy/Marion, so glad to see a new reader on board. Glad you're enjoying the fun. Krista, I adore bananas foster. What fun this recipe will be. And a Valentine message in snow. How sweet!!!!!!! I also think it's cute that you love cherries. How perfect. [Thanks for sharing my list as well.]

  6. Did someone say "ice cream"?

    Oh, I do love bananas foster ... but I never would have thought of using it to top waffles. Genius.

  7. Krista - love this Bananas Foster idea! And that message in the snow is so sweet. What a great shot - and what creative pets you have there! ;-)

    Krista and Avery - you both picked red as your favorite color. Perfect timing with Valentine's Day tomorrow! I enjoyed reading all your answers!


  8. Mason, I was thinking about you when I was making the Bananas Foster. It's so simple and fast that it would make a really sinful midnight snack over ice cream! And it's not all bad for us -- there are bananas in it. : )

    Welcome, Marion/Lucy! We love new readers. I hope you'll come back a lot. And watch for our contests!

    Oh, Esme. You don't know what you're missing. I can't think of many things that are more sweet.

    Kaye, last year at Malice, the hotel breakfast buffet offered wonderful waffles. I'd forgotten how good they are! It prompted me to dig out the waffle maker.

    Avery, I was happy to share your list. Funny that we both like red!

    Wendy, I should have known the mention of ice cream would bring you running! ; ) Bananas and ice cream go together so well, and when you add liqueur and rum -- ohhhhh! So good!

    Julie, I was surprised when I saw the heart in the snow. I'm not sure which dog made it, but I'm betting on Han, my big boy. Subsequent snow has filled it in, so I'm glad I snapped a picture while it was fresh!

    ~ Krista

  9. I read this post an hour ago, got so hungry that I had to stop and make breakfast, which was not nearly as good as yours! I also bugged Marc to get the waffle iron out of the closet. He's tall. It's packed way, way up high, and I'm an elf who's too lazy to teeter on a chair. Suffice it to say you have caused a commotion at Chez Coyle with this excellent post!

    Also loved your answers, "cherries" are a great favorite food and "something you aren't" is something I aren't, either. I laughed out loud at that one. Finally, the pup's message to you in the white stuff is truly priceless. I'm so glad you shared it.

    Have a Happy Valentine's Day, Krista!


    P.S. Avery - I loved your one-word answers, too. Have to say that Claustrophobia is a fear to which I can also relate!

  10. This looks sooo good. I'm ready for supper and it's only 5:30!! I'm a huge waffle fan and the Bananas Foster sound delish. The kids have LOVED these dessert ideas we've been getting here. Yum!

    Love y'all's answers, too! It's fun to learn more about everybody.


  11. Cleo, I see waffles in your future! They're a lovely change from a standard breakfast.

    What? You're not tall and svelte, either? ;)

    Happy Valentine's Day, Cleo!

    ~ Krista

  12. Riley I've had a lot of fun learning about everyone. These one word answers are harder than they look, but they give us a lot of information!

    Have your kids learned to ask if it's time to cook something for the blog? LOL!

    ~ Krista

  13. That looks yummy! I love waffles -- of all kinds! LOVE the doggies message in the snow.

  14. I love learning new things about all of you. And the Bananas Foster sound amazing!