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Bananas Foster Waffles with Ginger Whipped Cream
4 tablespoons butter
1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
2 bananas, sliced
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (7.6 oz.) package Martha White® Banana Nut Flavored Muffin Mix
1/2 cup buttermilk, at room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg, beaten
1 tablespoon melted butter
Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
1 cup prepared whipped cream
1 tablespoon finely chopped candied ginger
1 Melt 4 tablespoons butter in 10-inch skillet on medium-low heat. Stir in brown sugar and cinnamon. Cook 2 to 3 minutes until sugar is dissolved and mixture is bubbly. Stir in bananas. Heat 4 minutes. Stir in 1/2 teaspoon vanilla.
2 Stir together muffin mix, buttermilk, 1 teaspoon vanilla, egg and 1 tablespoon melted butter in medium bowl just until blended.
3. Coat waffle iron with no-stick cooking spray and heat to medium temperature. Spoon or ladle batter onto waffle iron. Cook 3 to 4 minutes according to manufacturer’s directions, or until golden brown. Use fork and spatula to remove.
4. Combine whipped cream and ginger in small bowl. Spoon cooked bananas over waffles and top with dollop of cream. If desired, cut waffles in half and overlap.
Makes 2 large or 4 small waffles