Have you heard about the Eggo shortage? Two months ago, they were on sale. Now, you can't even find them. Perfect timing for a Sweet Melissa recipe! Thank you Lauren of Fried Pickles and Ice Cream, who chose this Sunday's recipe.
I made these twice. Last weekend, was my first attempt. I started the batter the night before and in my haste, and a not-so-thorough read of the recipe, I tossed the eggs into the batter that night. In the morning, I added the baking soda and made the waffles. The batter was super-thin. It took me a few tries but I eventually got a normal looking waffle. The first two had a lot of holes in them. While my waffles were "rising," i made the brown sugar bananas.
THE VERDICT: I thought the waffles were bland, even with the brown sugar bananas. I LOVED the syrup though. Were my waffles flavorless because of my egg mishap? I dont know, but there was only one way to find out. Make them again (with some adjustments)!
So yesterday, I did it again. The adjustments:
• Instead of 1 teaspoon of sugar, I used 2 teaspoons of cinnamon-sugar
• Instead of a pinch of nutmeg, I used 1/4 teaspoon
• Instead of adding in the eggs when I shouldn't have, I added them in the morning like i was suppose to.
• I added 2 teaspoons of vanilla when I added in the eggs.
• I pulled out my Belgian waffle maker.
• For the syrup: I omitted the alcohol altogether. Instead of 1/2 cup of maple syrup, I went with 1/4 cup of maple syrup + 2 tablespoons of honey. Instead of cooking the bananas in the syrup, I added them on top of my cooked waffle and then spooned the syrup on top.
THE VERDICT: Much tastier than the first time. The texture was about the same and I think I know why: my waffle maker's setting should be set slightly higher than what I had it on. I'm definitely going to make this again, using my 2nd version; perhaps, I'll even come up with something else. That's whats' great about these recipes, there are so many great variations!