These banana bread waffles with a maple nut cream cheese spread is a recipe you just may want to make this weekend for breakfast. I found it over at Willow Bird Baking. I figured it was the perfect way to use up the over ripe bananas I had on my counter. So, I elected to use my small square Belgian waffle make to make them.
I was hoping the waffles would be crispy on the outside, but they weren’t. That may because I used my Belgian waffle maker. Either way the waffles still tasted fabulous. I was just anticipating a crispy out side with a tender inside. Instead the waffle was all tender.
The thing that makes these banana bread waffles especially yummy is the maple cream cheese spread that you put on top. I put the cream cheese on and then ended up adding a little maple syrup on top of that. So yummy! Now, I just sprinkled the nuts in the waffle before cooking them for those who liked nuts. I also left the nuts out of the cream cheese and had it separate for those who like the nuts so they could just sprinkle on top of their waffles.
- 2 cups flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 Tbsp sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 3/4 cups buttermilk or 1 1/2 cups sour cream or plain yogurt thinned with 1/4 cup milk (I did buttermilk)
- 2 eggs, separated
- 4 Tbsp butter, melted and cooled
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 3 ripe bananas, mashed
- 3/4 cup walnuts, chopped
- Cooking spray for waffle iron
- In a large bowl, whisk the flour, salt, sugar, baking soda, and cinnamon.
- In another bowl, mix together the buttermilk (or buttermilk substitute) and the egg yolks. Stir in the butter, mashed banana, and vanilla.
- Spray the waffle iron lightly with oil and preheat it.
- Add the wet into the dry ingredients and stir until combined.
- Beat the egg whites in a separate bowl with a whisk or electric mixer (make sure bowl and mixer are spotlessly clean) until they hold soft peaks. Fold them gently into the batter.
- Spread a ladleful or so of batter onto the waffle iron and bake until the waffle is done, usually 3 to 5 minutes, depending on your iron.
- 8 oz cream cheese, softened
- 3–4 Tbsp maple syrup
- 1/8 cup chopped walnuts
- In a bowl, mix all of the ingredients together. Serve waffles immediately with a schmear of Maple Nut Cream Cheese. I also ended up drizzling maple syrup on them after the cream cheese.
This is the original picture from this post. The above photo was updated in May 2018.