Oooh, a whole day devoted to waffles! That’s right, today is International Waffle Day! Lekker!
I did some research, and waffles apparently originated from the Dutch word ‘wafel’.
The waffle, dates back to the Middle Ages, when a batter was cooked between two metal plates.
These days, there are various sizes and designs of electric waffle irons.
The most popular and well-known waffle, is a Belgian waffle.
When it comes to toppings, whether you like yours sweet, or prefer it savoury, there are endless ways to top your waffle – bacon; syrup; fruit; chocolate sauce; ice cream; peanut butter; or even cheese.
I love to eat waffles, as well as make them, and today I’ll be enjoying these delicious banana waffles.
What is your favourite waffle, and what toppings do you prefer? Leave a reply below.
(gluten-free, egg free, soy free, dairy free, oat free, peanut free)
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: will vary
- 1 medium sized ripe banana
- 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
- 1/8 teaspoon of salt
- 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
- 1/4 cup of chopped walnuts
- 2 cups of gluten free flour (any blend you prefer)
- 1 1/2 cups of non-dairy milk
- 1 flax egg
- 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla essence
- 1 Tablespoon of sunflower oil added to mixture (a little extra for oiling the waffle iron)
- In a medium sized mixing bowl, mash the peeled banana until creamy
- Add the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Mix with a spoon.
- Next add the walnuts and combine.
- Pour in the non-dairy milk and one tablespoon of oil, and gently mix well.
- Finally, fold in the flax egg.
- Pour into a jug (or leave in the mixing bowl).
- Pour a little onto a heated waffle iron and cook until done.
- Serve immediately with your favourite toppings and sauces.
Top with honey, yoghurt, ground cinnamon, sliced bananas, jam or any of your favourites!
Have a lekker Waffle Day!