Dinner with next day lunch: Banana Bread Waffles…YUMMY!

Dinners & Lunches

Banana bread waffle_plain_syrup_butter

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!

INGREDIENTS

  • 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

NOTES:

  1. I usually use my Kenwood Mixer which works much easier, but I felt like going old school today and mix everything by hand.
  2. When baking waffles in waffle pan it is crucial to spray the pan every time before baking the next waffle.
  3. 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.

Mix butter and sugar

2.  Add the eggs and mix.

Add 2 eggs

3.  Sift the flour, salt and baking powder into the mixture and mix.

Add flour_baking soda_salt

4.  Mix the Bicarbonate of Soda and custard powder with the milk, then add to the dough and mix.

Add milk_bicarbonate of soda mixture

5.  Lastly add the mashed bananas and vanilla.

 

6.  Heat up the waffle panSpray & 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.

Banana bread waffle_waffle machine

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.

Banana bread waffle with spreads & condiments

NEXT DAY LUNCH

  1.  Top your waffle pieces with your topping of choice or leave it plain and place into a container.
  2. Peel a tangerine and place the slices into a small container and add a whole pear.
  3. Throw a couple of nuts and biltong into a zip-lock bag for protein snacks.
  4. A yummy, healthier carb snack to add is a yogurt coated rice cake.

Lunch_Fruit_Snacks_Banana bread waffle

 

I hope you impress a few people with your lovely, sweet and crunchy Banana Bread Waffles 😉  Enjoy!

Love

J

Very Easy but Tasty Meatballs “Frikadelle”

Recipes: Meat

 

I don’t know about you, but I love easy dishes.  We just don’t have time anymore to slave away in the kitchen after a hard day at work.  This recipe is one of those easy “go to” recipes that never fails. The great thing about it, is the basic recipe is moist and tasty just like it is…but you can still add any flavours or other ingredients of your choice.  It depends on how adventurous you feel that day.  Meatballs, or “frikkadelle” as we call them in Afrikaans, also freeze well.  This specific batch I made is for this purpose.  I am going to devide them into little freezer bags, ready for “that day”, where you are so tired and don’t have time to cook, but bellies to fill.

Ingredients

 

3 Basic Ingredients

500g red meat mince

1 container of sour cream (I used créme fraîche today)

1 packet of brown onion soup

Additional Ingedients 

I added..

1 egg

125ml oats

You can also add  grated apple and herbs etc.

Method

Preheat the oven to a 180 degrees Celsius.  Mix all ingredients together.  Form little balls with your hands and place in a dish.  You can decide how big or small you want your meatballs to be..cocktail size, normal size, or super size!  The time you cook the different sizes will just very.

Prepared meatballs

Bake meatballs approximately  35 minutes…and it’s done!

Perfect, tasty, juicy…but o-so-easy meatballs! Enjoy!!!

Easy but tasty meatballs

Xoxo

J