Caramelized Banana Pecan Waffle with Salted Buttermilk Syrup


  • 4 waffle, frozen
  • 2 bananas
  • 1/3 cup pecan whole
  • 1 pinch brown sugar, optional
  • 1 pinch cinnamon grounded, optional
  • Spray oil
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup butter, salted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • Peel and slice bananas into ½ inch-thick rounds.
  • Sprinkle banana slices with brown sugar and cinnamon.
  • Select Bake. Set the temperature to 357 °F and the timer to 15 Minutes. Press Start.
  • When the unit is hot, spray oil the air frying plate and arrange bananas side by side on the plate.
  • Spray oil on top of the bananas. Press Start.
  • When the bananas developed a nice colour in around 5 Minutes. Gently turn the bananas. Bananas will be soft; be careful not to squeeze.
  • Add pecans to the empty space between the bananas,
  • After 5 Minutes, place the nicely browned bananas and toasted pecans on a plate.
  • Place the waffles in the air-frying basket and let them warm up for 5 Minutes.
  • For the salted buttermilk syrup, melt butter and sugar with the buttermilk in an Instant Pot with the sauté function or in a large saucepan on the stovetop. Mic with a whip occasionally until the syrup starts boiling.
  • Add vanilla extract to the syrup. Turn off the heat. Whisk in the baking soda until bubbly.
  • Spoon some of the syrup on the waffles. Maple syrup, honey, or caramel sauce can be used instead of the buttermilk syrup.
  • Arrange toasted pecans and then caramelised bananas on top. Pour more syrup on top.
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