Sandwich #233–“Waffles of Insane Greatness” Banana, Raspberry and Nutella Waffle Sandwiches

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234banraspwaffLOThe first time I used my waffle machine, I made an insanely great sweet treat for my sweet.

There was only one waffle recipe worthy enough to christen our waffle machine—the waffle of insane greatness recipe by Aretha Frankenstein’s restaurant in Chattanooga, TN. When you spot a recipe titled like that, you’ve go to try it. At least to call the bluff of its creator.

I mixed up the recipe with some of my own adjustments—I added cinnamon and nutmeg as I do with just about anything dough-y and sweet, and used 2 percent milk because at the last minute I felt guilty about our indulgent breakfast and thought if I cut back on the fatty milk the waffles wouldn’t be as heavy. Actually, it only gave me the mental pass to heap on way more Nutella than necessary to make up for the buttermilk calories.

I must say Meez Aretha knows whazzup when it comes to waffles. This recipe was delicious and the waffles fluffed up beautifully. I made these for breakfast on Friday morning, a good morning to be indulgent. But I cut these thick waffle sammies into fourths, so E and I could enjoy a Scooby snack size of the sweet treats. If we wanted to.

(I didn’t want to. I had two of them. Damn Nutella!)

3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup whole milk or buttermilk (or 2 percent, like I used)
1/3 cup vegetable oil or melted butter
1 egg
1 1/2 teaspoon sugar
3/4 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon nutmeg
3 tablespoons Nutella
1/4 cup sliced banana
1/4 cup raspberries

Mix flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Slowly add milk, then egg, then sugar and vanilla extract. Fold in cinnamon and nutmeg. Then let sit for 30 minutes.

Preheat waffle iron. Remove mix from the refrigerator and scoop out enough mix recommended for your waffle machine. Cook according to instructions for your machine.

Place waffles on cutting suface. spread Nutella, then place layers of raspberry and bananas. Stack on waffle on top. Cut into fourths. Serve. You’ll have enough batter and ingredients to make four oversized Belgian waffles, or two large sandwiches you can then cut in half or into fourths.

Recipe inspired by this insane greatness.

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