This morning I whipped up a batch of Banana Nut Buttermilk Waffles from my Kitchenaid Best-Loved Recipes cookbook. They are SO good!
Banana Nut Buttermilk Waffles
3/4 cup walnuts or pecans
2 cups flour
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs, separated
2 cups buttermilk
2 very ripe bananas, mashed (about 1 cup)
4 tablespoons butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla
Toast walnuts in medium nonstick skillet over medium heat 5 to 8 minutes until fragrant, stirring frequently. Transfer to plate to cool; chop and set aside.
Lightly spray waffle iron with nonstick cooking spray; preheat according to manufacturer's directions.
Meanwhile, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in large bowl. Beat egg yolks in medium bowl. Add buttermilk, mashed bananas, butter, vanilla and wanuts; mix well.
Stir buttermilk mixture into flour mixture just until moistened.
Beat egg whites in bowl of electric stand mixer on high until stiff but not dry. Fold egg whites into batter.
Pour 3/4 cup batter into waffle iron; bake 4 to 5 minutes or until golden.
Serve with syrup and banana slices. Garnish with additional walnuts.