Healthy banana waffles

Hello!

Today I’m going to share my favourite waffle recipe that’s super quick, easy and also pretty healthy!

What you will need:

  • 1 1/2 cups of flour (you can also use whole grain flour for a healthier option)
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1 packet of vanilla sugar (also optional – here in Germany they have little packets of vanilla sugar, but you could add vanilla essence or a real vanilla bean instead!)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons of cinnamon
  • A pinch of salt
  • 2 free range eggs
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream (this ingredient MAKES the waffles, don’t leave it out!)
  • 1/2 cup of oil (you could experiment with coconut oil which I’m planning to do, but I usually just use sunflower oil)
  • A waffle iron

What to do:

Mash the bananas in a bowl with a fork.

Little tip: Before you open the banana, massage the banana skin with your fingers until you feel the banana start softening – this is also a good method for any bananas that aren’t that ripe. This way when you put it in the bowl the bananas are already half mashed!

Add the sugar and vanilla sugar, mixing thoroughly with a spoon or whisk and then add in the eggs.and oil. Mix everything together.

Fold in the flour along with the baking powder, salt, and cinnamon (I love cinnamon and usually I add in more than 2 teaspoons!). Finally add the sour cream and mix everything together but don’t over mix, there’s also no need to use an electrical whisk. The mixture should be quite thick – this isn’t a runny waffle mixture like some recipes!

Brush some oil onto the waffle iron and turn it on. Once it’s heated, put about two tablespoons of the mixture in the middle of the waffle iron. Spread out the mixture carefully with a spoon (try not to scrape around on the waffle iron otherwise you’ll damage the non stick surface) until it’s covered everywhere with about 2 cm space from the edge. Because the mixture is so thick and contains baking powder, it will automatically fill any gaps and “grow” to the edge which is why you need the 2 cm space!

Close the waffle iron and wait a few minutes until the waffle is browned and smells yummy. Remove the waffle and repeat until all the mixture is gone!

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Topping suggestions:

  • natural yoghurt
  • shredded coconut
  • honey
  • icing sugar
  • chocolate shavings (take a bar of chocolate and turn it so the back (the smooth side) is facing upwards. Use a knife and slide it along the smooth side to make the shavings)
  • frozen berries
  • fresh berries – strawberries, blueberries, raspberries
  • pomegranate

If you have any other topping ideas then drop me a comment below! Enjoy 🙂

Larissaingermany x

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Frozen berries, natural yoghurt, honey, shredded coconut.
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Natural yoghurt, honey and dark chocolate shavings
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Natural yoghurt, honey, grapes and shredded coconut

(There’s a space here for no reason so I’m just going to write in it to make it look like I did this on purpose. Tum de tum…)

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