Mother’s Day Banana & Pecan Waffles With MASECA
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Latina Bloggers Connect and MASECA. All opinions are my own.
- More sleep.
- A part-time maid.
- World peace.
- More sleep.
- Someone else to make breakfast.
- Maybe a little more sleep.
Okay, so maybe not all of them would ask for that much sleep, but I bet they would like to be able to at least sleep in without having to worry about what’s for breakfast. Am I right?! It’s the truth! And while I’m being honest, I have to say that going out to eat at a restaurant for breakfast on Mother’s Day is not always at the top of her list either. The wait to be seated, waited on, and served is twice as long as any other day, which takes away from what is supposed to be a relaxing day that is all about Mom. You know what a Mom really wants for Mother’s Day? Here’s a hint: It has nothing to do with jewelry or money. If you plan out her day with all the non-materialistic things that make her happy, it can be one of the most memorable Mother’s Days for her. One of those gifts I can assure you is a homemade breakfast to start the day right.
- 1 cup MASECA corn flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 2 egg yolks
- 3 egg whites
- 1 whole banana
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 cup milk
- 1/4 cup chopped pecans, walnuts, or bacon (optional)
Recipe makes about eight, 4 inch waffles
Grease your waffle iron with a thin coat of vegetable oil by using a pastry brush or paper towel. Close the waffle iron, and plug it in to start heating up.
Mix everything well again with the fork.
DO NOT add the egg whites yet!
We will take care of those in a minute.
Set the batter aside.
Place the egg whites in a large bowl and whisk them until they become fluffy and begin to form stiff peaks.
I tested this recipe without whisking the egg whites, and just combined the whole eggs with the batter, the waffles were too soft and never fully developed a soft fluffy interior. They were slightly dense. Whisking the egg whites until stiff made a huge difference! So don’t skip this step!
Close the lid and wait!
A helpful tip…Time the waffles! On my waffle iron, these cooked in about six and a half minutes. Other waffle irons might take longer so keep an eye on the time, AND steam. No steam coming from the sides of the waffle iron is a good indicator that the waffles are done.
Top them with more pecans, banana slices and syrup.
Don’t forget to pour her a glass of milk when you serve her these yummy waffles!