Monday, November 11, 2019

Waffles with Caramelized Bananas

Wagtail, the town that caters to dogs and cats, doesn't overlook its human guests. One of the perks that Holly Miller enjoys as part owner of the Sugar Maple Inn is great breakfasts. She tries to eat healthy, but sometimes she can't resist indulging. One of the breakfasts she enjoys in THE DOG WHO KNEW TOO MUCH is Waffles with Caramelized Bananas.

I have to say that I tested this recipe on friends and everyone gave it a rave review. It's definitely for those of us with a sweet tooth.

This makes enough for 3-4 servings. If planning to serve all the waffles, double or triple the amounts for the bananas. The extra cooked waffles freeze well.

Waffles with Caramelized Bananas
2 cups flour
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
3 tablespoons vegetable (high heat) oil
1 teaspoon vanilla

In a large bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Lightly whisk the eggs. Mix with the buttermilk, oil, and vanilla. Pour over the dry ingredients and gently whisk to combine. Do not over-mix.

Place a baking rack in the middle of the oven and preheat to 250.

Use non-stick spray or brush the waffle maker with oil and preheat. Follow the instructions for your waffle maker or add the batter and close. You may wish to spread the batter toward the edges. If you find the batter is too thick, you may thin it with a couple of tablespoons of milk. Cook for 3 minutes or until the waffle maker indicates they are ready. Serve immediately or place on the rack in the oven to keep warm. Freeze any extra waffles!

Caramelized Bananas
(for people only, not for dogs)
2 fresh bananas
4 tablespoons butter
4 tablespoons dark brown sugar

Slice the bananas about 1/2 inch thick. Melt the butter in a pan. Add the brown sugar and let it melt. Add the bananas and cook about 4 minutes on each side. Note: You can also keep the caramelized bananas warm in the oven with the waffles.

Sweetened Whipped Cream (optional)
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1/3 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Beat the cream until it begins to thicken. Add the powdered sugar and vanilla and beat until it holds a peak.

Make the waffles. Ladle fresh caramelized bananas and sauce over the waffles. Top with sweetened whipped cream (optional).

THE DOG WHO KNEW TOO MUCH is coming soon! Look for it in stores on November 26th or pre-order now.


  1. Add a splash of rum to the bananas and you have a cousin to bananas foster.

  2. Gotta give this one a try. Thank you.