What do you get when you cross French toast, a waffle and a pancake? We’re calling it a UFO. Once the pita hits the hot griddle, they’ll expand and your breakfast will appear to be from out of this world (and taste like it too).
Mahasti’s recipe calls for a garnish of bananas. You can tell from our photo that we thought the sweetness of fresh strawberries would add another dimension to the plate. With blueberry season just around the corner, you’ve got another great berry available for brunch. Share your success with us on Facebook or Twitter. Bon appetit!
For the Waffle Batter:
½ plus 1/3 cup all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp sugar
¼ tsp salt
½ tsp cinnamon
1 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 stick butter, melted
In a small bowl, mix together all dry ingredients. In another small bowl, mix together milk, eggs and vanilla. Add the milk to the dry ingredients and mix well. Add the melted butter and mix until all the melted butter is incorporated.
To Make the UfO’s
4 pita rounds
Butter for the pan
Heat a skillet over medium heat, place a little bit of butter in the skillet. Spread the melted butter around with a paper towel or pastry brush. When the skillet is hot, dip one pita in the waffle batter, flipping the pita once to coat both sides. Pick the pita bread up out of the batter and allow some of the batter to drip off. Place the pita on the hot griddle, when the excess batter starts to bubble and dry out (like a pancake) flip the pita over and cook other side. Flip the pita over once or twice until you are certain that the waffle batter has cooked all the way, about 3-4 minutes.
Top cooked pita with a whole banana sliced and maple syrup.
Serves 4-8 – depending on the size of your pitas you can share one between two people.