I really love breakfast foods, any time of the day. There’s something so hearty and homey about breakfast that just makes me happy. We eat a lot of biscuits, grits and pancakes around here, waffles were, for some reason, sorely lacking from the rotation.
When I saw this recipe, I knew I had to try it out. I’d never had yeasted waffles before, and they were so full of things I love, I couldn’t help but print off the recipe immediately. They are slightly tangy, not a bit too sweet. I normally eat my waffles and pancakes simply covered in butter, but these are perfectly accented by some warm maple syrup.
They are easy to throw together the night before, ready to pop in the waffle maker for something scrumptious first thing in the morning, or for dinner if you’re feeling adventurous. I’m making up another batch tonight, I can’t wait to have them again!
This recipe is from Tara of Seven Spoons, have you seen her blog? It’s beautiful and inspiring, you should check it out.
Banana Bread Yeasted Waffles
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon dark brown sugar, packed
1 1/2 teaspoons yeast
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
Pinch of ground clove
2 eggs, beaten lightly
1 cup mashed ripe banana, about 3 whole
2 tablespoons sour cream or greek yogurt
In a small bowl, whisk together the butter, milk and vanilla. Set aside, the mixture should be warm but not hot.
In a large mixing bowl, sift or whisk together the flour, brown sugar, yeast, salt and spices. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry, whisking until smooth. Stir in the beaten eggs. Cover the bowl loosely with clingfilm and refrigerate for at least 12 hours, but up to 24.
About 30 minutes before you want to make waffles, take the batter out of the refrigerator to come up to room temperature slightly. It should be doubled in size and the surface will be covered in bubbles.
When ready to begin, stir the sour cream into the mashed bananas and then mix the fruit into the batter. It will deflate, but use a light, quick hand to thoroughly combine.
Heat your waffle iron and bake the waffles as per the manufacturer's instruction.