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Tropical Waffle Bake

Tropical Waffle Bake
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 1 hr 10 min
  • Servings 6
Reminiscent of a rich bread pudding, this easy brunch dish goes together quickly with frozen waffles and granola bars.
July 6, 2010


  • 5 frozen buttermilk waffles (from 12-oz bag), thawed
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) finely chopped bananas (2 medium)
  • 1 can (398 mL/ 14 FL oz) crushed pineapple in juice, drained and juice reserved
  • 4 eggs
  • 2/3 cup (150 mL) granulated sugar
  • 5 tbsp (75 mL) packed brown sugar
  • 6 Nature Valley* Honey & Oats Crunchy Granola Bars (3 pouches), crushed (heaping 1 cup)
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) chopped macadamia nuts
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 1/4 cup (300 mL) strawberry spredable fruit
  • Whipped cream, if desired


  • 1
    Heat oven to 350ºF. Spray 8-inch square (2-quart) glass baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Break waffles into 1- to 2-inch pieces; place in bottom of baking dish. Gently stir bananas into reserved pineapple juice to coat. With slotted spoon, place bananas evenly over waffles; discard any remaining juice.
  • 2
    In medium bowl, beat eggs, granulated sugar and 2 tablespoons of the brown sugar with wire whisk until blended. Stir in drained pineapple. Pour mixture over waffles and bananas. In another medium bowl, mix crushed granola bars, nuts, flour, remaining 3 tablespoons brown sugar and the butter until crumbly; sprinkle over top.
  • 3
    Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes.
  • 4
    In small microwavable bowl, microwave spreadable fruit uncovered on High 1 minute. Stir; if necessary, continue to microwave on High in 15-second increments until melted and smooth. Cut waffle bake into 6 servings. Top each serving with about 2 tablespoons warm fruit spread and 1 to 2 tablespoons whipped cream.

  • Tip: To easily crush granola bars, do not unwrap; use rolling pin to crush bars.

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