I’m going to Seattle tomorrow!! And I am so freaking excited!!! SO EXCITED!!!
I am going there to visit my best friend Emily, who moved out there just about 2 summers ago. I haven’t seen her since last Christmas (’13) when she was back visiting family in CT and came up to Boston for an overnight so we could hang and she could meet Autumn. So it’s been far too long since I’ve seen her.
I’ve had this trip planned for months and months. I’m packed and ready to head to the airport from work. Autumn is staying home with dad so this is the longest time that I will be away from her. That will be hard but I think the trip would be tough on he/us. Plus, they get to have a funny Daddy & Daughter weekend together.
Emily and I have been planning fun things to see and do. And, of course, delicious things to eat and drink.
I’m looking forward to checking out Pike Place Market, Gas Works Park, and taking a Ferry Ride. Plus, I think I kinda have to check out the Sleepless in Seattle houseboat. Oooh, maybe even the Grey’s Anatomy House. I’m such a dork.
We have been sending back a “Seattle Restaurant Tread” email for the past few weeks that is stuffed full of restaurants and bars that we could check out. The plan is so eat, walk, eat walk, and repeat all day. I can’t wait to check out places like Revel, Local 360, Toulouse Petit, and Marination in Ma Kai. So good!!!
I’ve posted a few banana enhanced waffle recipes recently, so I was not too sure about posting these Banana Buttermilk Waffles now, but I couldn’t resist.
Buttermilk waffles are always a great waffle. A family favorite! And with the added banana it just knocks the flavor out of the park. Plus, it just enhances the texture.
We always have bananas on hand and sometimes they get too brown and soft to eat, I’m sure the same happens in your house, so whip up these waffles with those brown bananas.
So, while you are enjoying these waffles this weekend I’ll be enjoying Seattle. I think it will be a great weekend!
Banana Buttermilk Waffles
Makes approximately 16 waffles, depending on waffle maker
- 2 bananas, mashed
- 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
- 2 Cups all-purpose flour
- 1/3 Cup packed light-brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 large eggs, at room temperature
- 2 cups buttermilk, at room temperature
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- Preheat your waffle iron according to your manufacturer’s instructions.
- In a large bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, buttermilk, melted butter, and the vanilla extract. Pour into dry mixture, and combine.
- In a medium bowl, beat egg whites until stiff but not dry. Fold whites into batter.
- Ladle about 1/4-1/3 cup batter, depending on your waffle iron, onto each section of the waffle grid; spread batter almost to the edges. Close lid, and bake until steam no long emerges from waffle iron, about 3 to 5 minutes.
- Transfer the cooked waffles to a cooking rack lined baking sheet; place in an oven set to low heat, about 200 degrees, while you finish making the rest of the waffles.
Adapted from Martha Stewart