A new way to use up overripe bananas: BANANA WAFFLES!
Yes, you read that right: banana WAFFLES. I have made a fair share of banana bread, bars and muffins in my life. I’ve used loads of (overripe) bananas in smoothies and ice cream (my freezer is filled to the rim with frozen banana). Or pancakes.
Not only do I love the taste, I also love the fact that bananas naturally sweeten your baked goods or other ‘concoctions’, which means no or less sugar has to be added. Always thinking of new ways to use up overripe bananas. But never did it cross my mind to make waffles out of bananas. No idea why not.
These waffles were a great success. Our oldest son doesn’t really like the taste of bananas. If there is no overpowering banana taste, he does like some breads and muffins. But my husband actually dislikes any kind of banana bread. And you know what? He absolutely loved the waffles. So thrilled to have finally ‘converted’ my husband 😉
These banana waffles are even on the healthier side, which is an added bonus. I have used whole wheat flour (I’m sure spelt would work fine as well) instead of plain all-purpose flour and I have added maple syrup as sweetener. And I’ve mixed in 4 beaten egg whites to make them extra light and fluffy. I love to use the pasteurised egg whites from TwoChicks. They come in a handy bottle and are great to have at hand all the time.
I hope you will like these banana waffles too. Enjoy!
- 2 (over)ripe bananas (mashed ca. 220g)
- 2 eggs
- 75 ml veg. oil
- 250 ml milk of choice
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 60 ml maple syrup
- 150 g whole wheat flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 4 egg whites
- pinch of salt
Mash the bananas.
Add eggs, oil, milk, vanilla extract and maple syrup and mix well.
Add flour and baking powder and mix well.
Beat the egg whites with a pinch of salt until stiff peaks are formed.
Fold the egg whites gently into the batter and let sit for 10 minutes.
In the meantime, heat up you waffle iron and then bake the waffles according to manufacturer's instructions.
Enjoy hot or cold, plain or with powdered sugar, whipped cream and/or fresh fruits.
This will make 12 large waffles or 24 regular sized ones.