{Waffle Wednesday} Candied Pecan Waffles

The fall flavor fun continues! This is not just adding pecans to waffle batter, no no. Read the method thoroughly and save the sugary candy coating so you can kick the waffles up a notch…candiedpecan1Candied Pecan Waffles
Prepared waffle batter for four waffles (from a mix or homemade)
1 egg white
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup white granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
1.5 tsp cinnamon
1 cup pecan halves
3 tablespoons of butter, melted

-Preheat oven to 350
-Combine egg white, brown sugar, white sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon in a medium sized bowl, whisking to combine
-Stir in the pecan halves; use the spatula God gave you and use your hands for this. You’ll get better coverage, and your hands will get messy on the next two steps anyway!
-Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, and pour the melted butter over the foil. Use your hands to evenly spread the butter across the foil.
-Place the pecans on the buttered foil, making sure they are in one layer and more or less evenly spaced. Again, use your hands for this rather than just pouring the entire contents of your bowl across the foil. Reserve the leftover candy coating for later.
-Bake for 10-12 minutes, giving them a little toss at the 7 minute mark. Don’t bake them any longer than this, because they burn very easily! Allow them to cool a bit before use.
-Pour the remaining candy coating mixture into the prepared waffle batter, stirring to combine. (Yaaassss!)
-Scoop waffle batter into waffle iron, and add the candied pecan halves on top. Press till golden brown.
-Serve with butter and syrup, BUT, the sweetness in these waffles make it an extra delicious vehicle for fried chicken!
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