I finally got myself a Belgium waffle maker after taking an awfully long time to consider. Since I have a habit of “depreciating” my appliance purchases to $1 per use, I will need to make waffles 152 times for this latest splurge. My husband says I am crazy since I don’t even eat store-made waffles that often. But that’s only because waffles are costly at cafes. I have always secretly wanted my ice-cream orders to be served with crispy-edged waffles, but I ended up choosing an extra or two scoops of ice-cream over getting the waffle for almost the same price.
This is waffles batch #02 of 152. The first batch was prepared the day before with a long time favorite recipe from here. I am not completely filling up the bottom half of the waffle maker yet for the first few trials in case the batter overflows during cooking. Taking my time to know my waffle maker better as cleaning will be a huge issue since the waffle plates are not removable for washing under the tap. I always take pride in my ability to keep my appliances staying in mint condition and my cleaning trick is really simple: baking soda. So in case, I regret this purchase after waffle batch #10, at least I can resell it as a second-hand looking brand new.
This batch of waffles is made with browned bananas after I accidentally “suffocated” them in my shopping bag and they started to turn black all under 3 hours. Usually I would clear these the fastest way by making milk shakes. This time, I blended them with milk to make batter for waffles.
Banana Belgium Waffle
adapted from here 1 3/4 cup plain flour 1/4 cup corn starch 1 tablespoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon sea salt 2 eggs 2 very ripe bananas 1 1/2 cup milk 1/2 cup rice brand oil 1 teaspoon vanilla extract softened butter,for greasing waffle iron before making each waffle raw honey, for serving
** I omitted 2 tablespoons of sugar from the original recipe as I serve the waffles with honey. They will be quite bland on its own, so if you prefer your waffles to be sweet tasting, go ahead and add sugar to the batter recipe.
Blend chopped bananas with milk until smooth to make banana flavored milk.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk all the ingredients together to form a smooth batter. Add 1 or 2 heap teaspoon of plain flour if the batter is too watery due to the addition of ripened banana.
Preheat waffle maker.
Grease the waffle iron generously with butter.
Pour batter onto the hot waffle iron and cook according to equipment instructions.
Serve immediately, with honey drizzle.