Toasty Plum Pecan Waffles with Fresh Plums and Maple Syrup
3/4 cup pecans, roughly chopped
1 1 /2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 1/2 cups milk
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 cup fresh plums, any variety, diced (about 1/2-inch dice)
Additional fresh plums for slicing
Preheat waffle iron.
Spread pecan pieces on a sheet pan in a single layer and toast in a 325-degree
oven just until they are lightly browned and aromatic. Spread on parchment or
wax paper to cool.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and brown sugar,
just to combine.
In a separate bowl, whisk together milk, eggs and vanilla. Pour half of the
liquid mixture into the dry ingredients and whisk; repeat with remaining half.
Do not overmix. Stir in melted butter, then fold in diced plums and 1/2 cup
toasted pecans. Spoon batter onto preheated waffle iron and cook until golden.
Serve with maple syrup and garnish with fresh sliced plums
and remaining toasted pecans pieces.
(Makes 6 waffles)