Looking for a Mother's Day gift? The surest way to your mom's heart is through her stomach! But you can save yourself the headache of battling the Mother's Day crowds at a restaurant by creating a culinary delight in your own kitchen. Whip up a batch of these delicious Banana Waffles from Chef Daniel Orr's cookbook, Paradise Kitchen, and your mom will be wowed! We can't guarantee that they'll look as pretty as Daniel's picture, but they'll taste just as yummy. :)
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Banana Waffles with Passion Fruit Rum Syrup and Mango Butter
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For 4–6 friends
1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1/2 c. whole wheat flour
1/4 c. instant oatmeal
3 T brown sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1-1/4 c. buttermilk
2 bananas (1 very ripe, 1 medium-ripe), diced
1 T vegetable oil
2 T butter, melted additional butter as needed for cooking
2 fresh passion fruits, seeds and pulp
syrup of your choice
In blender, combine flours, sugar, and baking powder. Add egg, milk, ripe banana, oil, and butter; process until mixed. Fold in remaining banana.
Heat waffle iron until hot; add butter to lightly grease. Spoon batter evenly into waffle iron and cook until golden brown. Keep on a platter in the oven covered lightly with aluminum foil until all waffles are ready.
Serve with Mango Butter (see recipe below) and your favorite syrup. I like warm maple syrup with a little rum, butter, and fresh passion fruit stirred in.
1 lb. butter (room temperature)
1 c. mango pulp
2 T sugar
1 pinch salt
juice of one lemon
Puree mango, lemon juice, sugar, and salt in a blender. Add butter and pulse to combine. With a piping bag, pipe butter in curls on parchment paper and freeze until hard. Remove to container and seal. Store in freezer or refrigerator until needed.