Bananas Foster Waffles

Ingredients

  • 3-4 bananas, peeled and cut diagonally into slices 1/2 inch thick
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup
  • 3/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons dark rum
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or extract
  • 6-8 Belgian waffles (I’m being transparent here. I use Bisquick. Sorry I’m not sorry I find it great. Use whatever waffle recipe you’d like!)

Directions

  1. Cook waffles according to directions.
  2. In a large sauté pan over medium heat, melt the butter with the maple syrup over medium heat. Stir in the cinnamon, rum and vanilla and simmer for 1 minute.
  3. Add the bananas to the pan and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the bananas to a serving plate. Pour the maple syrup mixture into a sauceboat. Serve immediately with waffles and whipped cream. Serves 4.

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