Waffles with banana & salted caramel sauce

Waffles with banana & salted caramel sauce

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 40 mins

Easy

Serves 4
Smother fluffy waffles with fried bananas, vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce for an indulgent dessert or brunch time treat

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal719
  • fat30g
  • saturates16g
  • carbs90g
  • sugars34g
  • fibre3g
  • protein20g
  • salt1.2g
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Ingredients

    For the salted caramel

    • 140g light muscovado sugar
    • 2 tbsp golden syrup
    • 50g butter
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    • 300ml double cream

    For the waffles

    • 4 large eggs, separated
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    • 300g plain flour
    • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
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    • 2 tbsp golden caster sugar
    • 50g butter, melted
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    • 600ml milk

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    To serve

    • 2 bananas, peeled and cut into large pieces
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    • 1 tbsp butter
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    • vanilla ice cream (optional)

    Method

    1. Put the sugar, golden syrup and butter in a saucepan and heat gently, stirring occasionally, until everything has melted together. When the mixture starts to bubble, stir in the double cream and cook for 2 mins. Stir in 1/2 tsp salt, then take off the heat and allow to cool slightly in the pan.

    2. Heat the waffle maker (if you don't have one, you can use a griddle pan instead - see tip). Whisk the egg whites to stiff peaks. In a separate large bowl, mix together the flour, bicarbonate, caster sugar and a pinch of salt. Make a well in the centre and add the egg yolks and melted butter. Start mixing with a balloon whisk; keep whisking as you slowly add the milk until you get a smooth, thick batter. Carefully fold in the egg whites with a metal spoon. Use a ladle to pour the batter into your waffle maker and cook for 5 mins or according to the manufacturer's instructions. Repeat until all the batter has been used up - keep cooked waffles warm in a low oven until serving.

    3. Just before serving, heat the remaining butter in a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat and fry the banana pieces until golden. Divide the waffles between 4 plates, top with the fried bananas, drizzle with salted caramel and top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, if you like.

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    Comments (3)

    rasabasa's picture
    5

    This is, by far, the best waffle batter recipe I've found so far - and I do consider myself somewhat of a waffle connoisseur! It produced the fluffiest, lightest, eggy waffles. And if you're a bit lazy or short of time, there are fabulous ready-made caramel sauces out there to buy in a jar ;)
    The recipe does produce quite a lot of waffles but as mentioned in the previous comments the quantities can be halved. Or you can simply freeze the rest to have for popping in the toaster for a quick snack.

    kt_gallacher's picture
    5

    I am only commenting on the actual waffle portion of the recipe as I only needed a plain waffle recipe for my new waffle machine that I'd bought after lots of badgering from the kids :-)
    This was a simple recipe that produced light, fluffy waffles with a lovely, crispy, brown outside with relatively little effort. I halved the amounts as per the previous comment and found that this was plenty for 4 people. Will definitely use this recipe again.

    emmaleg's picture
    5

    Having received a waffle maker for Christmas I tried it out using this recipe. Very easy and made lovely crunchy waffles for the whole family. It makes about 18 waffles so quite a lot for four people, but easy enough to halve the quantity if needed. The salted caramel sauce was really good and you don't have to make a 'caramel' so takes all the anxiety out of it!

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