Monday, 18 May 2015

Monday Bake - Banana Waffles

I have labelled this post a bake but it is actually cooked on the hob in a griddle pan.   I spotted this recipe in the Tesco magazine and decided to try it for pudding as I don't have a waffle iron and its another use for brown bananas!

250g self raising flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp caster sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
2 medium eggs
300ml semi skimmed milk
100g butter - melted and cooled
1 large ripe banana - mashed
1 tbsp sunflower oil

Sift the flour, baking powder, caster sugar, cinnamon and salt into a large bowl - stir to combine.
In a jug, beat the eggs with the milk , butter and banana until just combined.  Pour the wet ingredients on the dry and fold in until just combined. Leave to rest for 5 to 10 minutes.
Put a non stick griddle pan over a medium high heat - add the sunflower oil and tilt to coat the pan.  Pour in the batter and reduce to a medium heat.   cook for 5 minutes until the underside is golden and the top in set.
Gently slide the waffle onto a place then put the pan upside down over the waffle. Carefully invert the plate to turn the waffle over in the pan.   If you don't feel confident about turning it (my griddle pan is really heavy - I did manage it but the waffle stuck a little to the plate)  pop it under a medium grill for 5 minutes until golden.

Turn out onto a serving plate and cut into 6 pieces. Serve with icecream/greek yoghurt and a drizzle of golden syrup.

This recipe worked really well (it got the thumbs up from all three of us!) and the recipe could be easily adapted by removing the banana - adding blueberries or lemon zest or chocolate chips or......I will be making these again - lots!  

Hope to see you next week,

Today's top three Spotify Songs:

1. My Type - Saint Motel
2. The Race - Yello
3. Geronimo - Sheppard


  1. Wow this looks great... and now I have a new recipe for brown bananas! :)