Waffles with banana & salted caramel sauce

Waffles with banana & salted caramel sauce

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 40 mins


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


    For the salted caramel

    • 140g light muscovado sugar
    • 2 tbsp golden syrup
      Golden syrup

      Golden syrup

      goal-dun sir-rup

      Golden syrup is a translucent, golden-amber coloured, sweet syrup, which can only be produced…

    • 50g butter



      Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

    • 300ml double cream

    For the waffles

    • 4 large eggs, separated



      The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition packed with protein and a…

    • 300g plain flour
    • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
      Bicarbonate of soda

      Bicarbonate of soda

      Bicarbonate of soda, or baking soda, is an alkali which is used to raise soda breads and full-…

    • 2 tbsp golden caster sugar
    • 50g butter, melted



      Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

    • 600ml milk



      One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a 'complete' food…

    To serve

    • 2 bananas, peeled and cut into large pieces



      Probably the best known, most popular tropical fruit, their name probably derives from the…

    • 1 tbsp butter



      Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

    • vanilla ice cream (optional)


    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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    Ms Weatherwax
    16th Aug, 2019
    First time ever making waffles...delicious! Looked at lots of waffle recipes before selecting this one...which made perfect waffles
    9th Dec, 2017
    This is one of the best waffle recipes I have tried - the waffles were light and fluffy on the inside but beautifully crisp on the outside. Will definitely make these again!
    18th Feb, 2016
    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.
    5th Feb, 2016
    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.
    4th Feb, 2015
    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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