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Recipe: Nana's Banana Pudding Waffle

Kelli Ferrell, Owner of Nana's Chicken & Waffles in Conyers, GA & author of the new cookbook "Kooking with Kelli" shares her delicious waffle recipe
Credit: Nana's Chicken & Waffles

WASHINGTON D.C., DC — Kelli Ferrell is one half of the team behind the famous Nana's Chicken & Waffles in Conyers, GA. She's a former contestant on Guy's Grocery Games on the Food Network and author of the new cookbook, "Kooking with Kelli".

She shares her recipe to make yummy southern-style waffles with your choice of topping: banana pudding or peach cobbler!


Waffle Ingredients:

• 2 cups all-purpose flour

• 4 tbsp sugar

• 4 tsp baking powder

• 1/2 tsp salt

• 2 eggs

• 1 1/2 cups milk or buttermilk

• 6 tbsp melted unsalted butter

• 2 tsp vanilla extract


• Preheat waffle iron. Gently coat with nonstick baking spray.

• In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.

• Whisk the two eggs into the milk until well combined.

• Pour the wet ingredients (butter, milk/egg mixture, vanilla) into the well of

the dry ingredients and whisk until blended. (Note: the batter will be

slightly lumpy, do not over-mix.)

• Scoop the batter into the preheated waffle iron and cook until the waffles

are golden brown and crisp

Sprinkle with confection sugar & whip cream **Kooking Tip- I love topping my waffles with fresh fruit


Chicken Ingredients:

Prep Time 40min Cook Time 20min

10 whole chicken wings, washed and pat dry 2 cups buttermilk

1 tablespoon kosher salt

2 tablespoons ground black pepper

1/2 tablespoon of garlic powder

1/2 tablespoon of Nana's Seasoning/ uncle butch creole seasoning 1 teaspoon of paprika

3 cups of All-purpose Flour

parsley (pinch)


Canola oil for frying (however much it take to fill frying pan or fryer) Instructions

-Mix buttermilk, salt, pepper, nana's seasoning, and garlic powder in a larger bowl. Then add chicken wings to mixture cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

-Mix paprika with the flour in a medium bowl with a baking sheet next to it.

-Remove the chicken from the buttermilk, then dip each chicken wing in flour, coating well, and shaking off excessive flour

-Add 1/2 to 3/4 inch oil to a large cast-iron skillet or tabletop fryer. Heat to approximately 365 degrees F. Gently place chicken wings in hot oil. Cover, and fry until golden, turning once (use tongs), 15 to 20 minutes.

-Lift the finish pieces of chicken out of the oil and transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate or baking sheet


Kelli Cobbler Style Waffle Topping


• 6 each peaches the fresher the better

• 2 Tbsp lemon juice

• 1/2 cup brown sugar

• 1/2 tsp kosher salt

• 4 Tbsp unsalted butter

• 1 tsp vanilla extract pure

• 1 tsp cornstarch


Pit peaches and cut into wedge slices.

In a medium pan on medium low heat, add butter, toss in peaches, lemon juice, brown sugar, salt, and cornstarch, let simmer until tender.

Remove from stove and sit for 5 to 7 minutes

Top waffles with confection sugar, caramelized peaches, & whipped cream

** Kooking Tip- Top with graham cracker crumbles


Banana Pudding Waffle Topping Ingredients:

  • 1 package Vanilla Instant Pudding Mix
  • 2 cup 2% milk cold
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk 14 oz
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 12 oz cool whip defrosted
  • 1 box vanilla wafers 12 oz
  • 3-4 medium bananas


  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk pudding mix and 2% milk for 2 minutes until slightly thickened.
  • Stir in sweetened condensed milk until smooth. Stir in vanilla. Fold in cool whip, 1/3 of it at a time, until smooth.
  • Place in squeeze bottle or pastry bag.
  • Sprinkle confection on waffle, drizzle banana pudding mix,
  • Top with whip cream or cool whip, top with vanilla wafers & banana slices.