This easy recipe is perfect for a lazy sunday. The batter for these waffles can be used almost immediately. The pan fried banana, maple syrup and melted chocolate make it even more delicious.
- Ingredients for 8 waffles:
- 250 gr flour
- 1 ½ ts baking powder
- 1 ts salt
- 1 Tbs sugar
- 3 eggs
- 425 ml milk
- 110 gr butter, melted + extra for greasing the waffle iron
- For the topping
- 1-2 bananas
- Maple syrup
- 40 gr (milk) chocolate
- 10-20 gr butter + extra for frying
I use 1 banana for 2 servings. Slice the banana and fry the slices in some butter until golden. Add a splash of maple syrup and coat the banana in a nice sticky layer. Remove from the pan.
Preheat the waffle iron. I set mine a little above medium heat.
Mix the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in a large bowl. Add the eggs, milk and melted butter and mix to a smooth batter. Make sure the butter is only just melted and isn’t too hot.
Lightly grease the waffle iron and bake the waffles until crisp and golden brown. Leave to cool on a rack. This will crisp them up a bit more.
Melt the chocolate in a bowl over a pan of lightly simmering water (au bain marie). Add little knobs of butter until the chocolate is thin enough to pour thin streaks. Some chocolates might need a bit more butter than others.
Drizzle some chocolate over the waffles with a spoon and serve with the fried banana and a little extra maple syrup.
You could keep the waffles warm in the oven while baking them, but I prefer to let them cool slightly for crispness. They will go softer in time. You can reheat them in the oven, pan or toaster.
Instead of banana you could use other fresh fruits, ice cream and whipped cream.
Original recipe by James Martin.