Whenever I end up with a bunch of overripe bananas…you know, those bananas you bought with every intention of eating your weeks quota of fruit, but then didn’t got to it, again!…well when I look at those bananas my first thought is BANANA BREAD!
This week I looked at those four bananas and thought…”BANANA BREAD WAFFLES!” Why not? So I tried it and must say I was pleasantly surprised. It is soft on the inside and crunchy on the outside with the typical sweetness of banana bread. I will personally recommend this recipe!
- 1 1/2 cups Butter
- 1 3/4 cups Sugar
- 2 Eggs
- 3 cups Flour
- 1/2 t Salt
- 1 t Baking powder
- 1 t Bicarbonate of Soda
- 3/4 cup Milk
- 30ml custard powder (optional)
- 4 Ripe bananas, Mashed
- 1 t Vanilla
- I usually use my Kenwood Mixer which works much easier, but I felt like going old school today and mix everything by hand.
- When baking waffles in waffle pan it is crucial to spray the pan every time before baking the next waffle.
- Mixture is enough for: 1 banana bread and 5-6 waffles or then about 12 waffles.
1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C if baking a bread as well.
2. In a bowl mix the butter and sugar together till creamy.
2. Add the eggs and mix.
3. Sift the flour, salt and baking powder into the mixture and mix.
4. Mix the Bicarbonate of Soda and custard powder with the milk, then add to the dough and mix.
5. Lastly add the mashed bananas and vanilla.
6. Heat up the waffle pan. Spray & Cook the pan properly. This step needs to be repeated before baking each waffle. The cooking time and quantity of dough used will be determined by the specific waffle pan. Place a big heaped Table spoon of dough in the center of the waffle pan and close. Leave for approximately 3 min then take out.
If baking a banana bread as well, pour dough into the greased bread pan and bake more or less 45 min.
7. Serving suggestions: Enjoy the waffle pieces plain as a walk-around-snack; top it with butter, honey, jams, cheese, nutella…I actually love butter and Bovril/Marmite on top as well. Banana bread is very sweet and the savoury topping contrasts nicely with the sweetness of the bread/waffle. Berries can also be added when serving as dinner or even as breakfast.
NEXT DAY LUNCH
- Top your waffle pieces with your topping of choice or leave it plain and place into a container.
- Peel a tangerine and place the slices into a small container and add a whole pear.
- Throw a couple of nuts and biltong into a zip-lock bag for protein snacks.
- A yummy, healthier carb snack to add is a yogurt coated rice cake.
I hope you impress a few people with your lovely, sweet and crunchy Banana Bread Waffles 😉 Enjoy!