We have pancakes or waffles every Sunday morning. Sometimes it just gets boring with maple syrup and butter. Pour some warm buttery banana walnut sauce over your fresh baked waffle, and I promise breakfast will never be boring again. The best part? It’s so easy you can do it with your eyes half closed waiting for the coffee to perk.
Walnuts are nutritional powerhouses filled with antioxidants, omega-3s, and vitamin E. But with organic walnuts running at least $10/lb, I look for ways to incorporate walnuts without them being the main event. Just 1/4 cup of walnuts chopped small gives the sauce a beautiful nutty element.
During breakfast we had a lively debate over how else we could use this sauce. It would make an excellent topping for ice cream, brownies, a filling for crepes, eaten with a spoon… Alas, we’ll have to make it again to find out, because we licked the bowl clean.
- 3 Bananas Chopped
- 5 Tbsp. Butter
- 1/4 Cup Sucanat or Sugar
- 1 Tsp. Vanilla
- 1/4 Cup Walnuts Chopped
Chop bananas and walnuts.
Melt butter in a saucepan, toss in bananas. Cook bananas in the butter for about 5 minutes or until they soften.
Stir in sugar until it dissolves. Add vanilla and walnuts.