If you’ve read this blog for any length of time, you’ll have picked up that I like to make things from scratch. This recipe is a shift from that approach. I put easy in the title as a bit of a signal that I’m cheating and using something pre-made. So, I’m figuring you’re going to make this half asleep on a Saturday morning, you’ll be hungry and maybe you’ll only be a cup or two into your coffee quota. So I’m giving us a pass, we are going to be making this with a pre-made waffle mix, which will free us up to focus on the bourbon bananas – which are the real star of the show anyway. It will be quick, easy and a sweet start to your day!
You’ll feel like a total chef as you light the bourbon on fire – I’m just saying! Also, I wanted to introduce you to the newest addition to the family – Miss Tui. She was at my feet while I was cooking and shooting this recipe. We rescued her about 8 weeks ago, bottle fed her (even throughout the night) and now she’s growing into a beautiful little cat.
- 8 waffles, follow mix directions
- 3 bananas, sliced
- 3 tablespoons butter
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons bourbon
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon cardamom
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Salted butter
- Powdered sugar, for dusting
- Mix the waffles according to the package instructions and set aside to rest. Melt the butter in a medium nonstick skillet, add sliced bananas and cook for 3 - 5 minutes on medium. Add brown sugar, spices and vanilla and cook down until syrup forms, approximately 8 - 10 minutes. Pour bourbon on top of sugar mixture and tip slightly into the gas flame until it ignites (if you don’t have a gas stove, light with a long lighter - be careful!).
- Turn down the banana mixture to low and make your waffles. To assemble, spread butter over hot waffle, spoon banana slices over followed by the banana bourbon syrup. Dust with powdered sugar and serve.