Elvis Dessert Waffles
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Crispy, fluffy Belgian-style inspired sweet dessert waffle with caramelized brûléed bananas, peanut butter, raspberry jam, cream and ice cream, raspberries, with praline peanut crunch topping. Recipe by SouthernFatty.com.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6 servings (2 per waffle)
Sweet Dessert Waffles
  • 1⅛ cup flour
  • ⅓ cup cornstarch
  • ⅓ cup granulated white sugar
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ⅓ cup butter, unsalted, melted
  • 1 egg, separated to yolk and white
  • pearl sugar, optional but amazing
Bruleed Bananas
  • 2-3 bananas, split lengthwise in half
  • white granulated sugar
Finishing the Waffles
  • creamy peanut butter
  • raspberry jam
  • whipped cream
  • ice cream
  • praline peanuts
  • raspberries
Sweet Dessert Waffles
  1. Sift together flour, cornstarch, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt into large mixing bowl. Set aside.
  2. Combine buttermilk, vanilla, melted butter, and egg yolk (NOT white) well. Add to dry mixture and whisk until combined.
  3. In a mixing bowl, whip egg white to just stiff peaks. Do not over mix.
  4. Whisk in a SMALL amount of the stiffened whites to temper the batter a bit. This will make incorporating the rest much easier.
  5. Lightly fold the rest of the egg whites into batter. Do this carefully, as you don't want to deflate the whites.
  6. Rest the batter for 15 minutes at room temperature.
  7. While resting, heat the waffle iron to desired heat. I use THIS waffle iron and absolutely love it. Heat it for as long as possible before using. You want it to be very hot.
Before cooking waffles, brûlée the bananas:
  1. Split bananas lengthwise. Leave peel on.
  2. Dry the cut side of the bananas well. Press into granulated sugar to give a thin, even layer.
  3. Using a kitchen torch (or broiler), caramelize the sugar carefully. Do not allow to burn. Set aside to cool.
Cooking & Finishing the Waffles
  1. Have everything ready to top waffles after cooking, as they are best served immediately. You can cook the waffles and freeze, reheating in toaster oven.
  2. Cook waffles per waffle iron instructions. Optionally, sprinkle 1-2 tablespoons of pearl sugar over the batter before closing waffle iron to cook. This will give a great sweet crunch in the waffles.
  3. If you need to hold the waffles after cooking before serving, do so in a 200 degree oven until use.
  4. Top with brûléed banana (remove peel), peanut butter, raspberry jam, whipped cream, ice cream, and candied praline peanuts.
  5. Enjoy immediately.
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Inspired by Duck & Waffle - Full Elvis by Dan Doherty, Chef Director.
Recipe by Southern FATTY at https://www.southernfatty.com/elvis-dessert-waffles/