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Bacon, Brandy and Banana Waffles

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Yeast Waffles with Bacon, Brandy and Bananas!

This waffle recipe is by far the best waffle recipe ever! It’s bananas! haha If you haven’t made yeast waffles, you need to try this now! Also, putting bacon and brandy inside the batter was the best decision I’ve ever made, ha! I topped it off with bananas sautéed with butter, brandy and syrup, then a dollop of Crème fraîche. You also make the batter the night before and just have to beat the eggs in the morning, which I personally love since I can clean my mess up at night and be ready to go in the am!

Ingredients
1/2 cup warm water
1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast 2 teaspoons sugar
2 cups lukewarm whole milk
1 stick unsalted butter, melted
3 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons brandy
1.5 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 1 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 large eggs
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
5 pieces cooked bacon, chopped + 4 extra pieces to garnish. 3 bananas sliced
Directions
In a large bowl, add the yeast, sugar and warm water and let it sit for 5 minutes.
Add in the milk, honey, vanilla, brandy, salt and flour and whisk until smooth. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place in a cool area or in the fridge overnight.
In the morning, beat the eggs and baking soda on high until frothy, then add and mix into the batter along with the chopped bacon.
Cook the bacon until crisp and chop 5 pieces, saving a few to garnish with later.
Follow the waffle maker instructions, but overall pour the batter into the machine and cook on medium heat for about 5 minutes.
In a saucepan, toss some butter, syrup and brandy to sauté the bananas and pour all over the waffles!! So yum.

This post was in collaboration with Comparaboo

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