I miss Sharp’s restaurant in the Brookside area of Kansas City.
I miss Brookside.
I miss Kansas City.
That said, I used to love going to a late breakfast at Sharp’s. In particular, I loved their banana-pecan waffles and the special way they cooked bacon. I’ve eaten there with so many friends and family over the years. Sadly, they closed a number of years ago and I haven’t found just the right waffle combination since.
Scott made me breakfast this morning with as close to Sharp’s waffles as possible. They were so good! When you add fruit to waffles, the need for syrup (only real maple syrup – no imitation stuff) is minimal. He didn’t make the bacon, by the way. Some things just can’t be outdone.
Enjoy this special weekend brunch treat…
Weekend Banana + Pecan Waffles
- 1 to 1.5 cups of flour (start with 1 cup but if the batter seems too wet, add another 1/2 cup)
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 2 T sugar
- dash of salt
- pinch of nutmeg
- 2 egg yolks
- 1 cup of milk
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup of mashed bananas
- 1/2 cup finely chopped pecan pieces
- 6 T of butter, melted
- 1 large banana sliced in rounds for topping
- a sprinkling of coarsely chopped pecans for topping
- Preheat waffle iron
- Stir together flour, baking powder, salt, sugar and nutmeg
- Beat egg yolks in another bowl with milk and vanilla
- Stir in the flour mixture until blended
- Stir in mashed bananas, pecan pieces and butter
- Make waffles in waffle iron
- Top with sliced bananas, a sprinkling of chopped pecans and a drizzle of maple syrup
- Additional toppings: melted chocolate, whipped cream, honey