I make a lot of Burger Bites. Of course the selling point on these things is the perfectly shaped ‘bun’ which is a nice looking Nilla Wafer. As you can imagine I end up with a ton of crappy looking wafers that just ain’t gonna cut it. This recipe is a different way to get rid of my extra Nilla wafers.
2-1/2 cups Nilla Wafers (crushed)
1/4 cup flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
pinch of salt
1 cup milk
3 TB honey
1 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and prep a mini muffin pan with liners. Start by crushing up the nilla wafers. I use a freezer bag and a baking pin and go to town. I’m sure there are much more civilized ways but frankly, I’m a stress case and need to get my aggressions out somehow.
Mix the crumbs with the flour and baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
Add the milk, and stir in the egg. Then add the honey and the vanilla. That’s it! one bowl could life be easier??
Now carefully spoon the batter into the prepped liners. I use teaspoons. For these liners I like to fill them almost to the top so that they puff over. In a regular liner I’d just go about 2/3s of the way.
Bake for 10-12 minutes depending on your oven, cool on a wire rack.
I made a whipped cream frosting and topped it with a banana slice as an ode to the other usage for Nilla Wafers…banana pudding. Consider this only for show, as I hate bananas – however the kids loved it!