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Waffles with banana & salted caramel sauce

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

  • Prep: 20 mins
    Cook: 40 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy
  • Serves 4
  • Easy
  • Calories 719
  • Carbohydrates 90
  • Saturated Fat 16
  • Sugar 34
  • Protein 20
  • Fat 30
  • Fibre 3
  • Salt 1.2

Nutrition per serving

  • Calories 719
  • Carbohydrates 90
  • Saturated Fat 16
  • Sugar 34
  • Protein 20
  • Fat 30
  • Fibre 3
  • Salt 1.2

Ingredients

  • 140g light muscovado sugar
  • 2 tbsp golden syrup
  • 50g butter
  • 300ml double cream
  • 4 large eggs, separated
  • 300g plain flour
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 tbsp golden caster sugar
  • 50g butter, melted
  • 600ml milk
  • 2 bananas, peeled and cut into large pieces
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • vanilla ice cream (optional)

Tip

Using a griddle pan
If you don’t have a waffle maker, you can use the same mix in a griddle pan. Heat the pan, pour in the mix and leave undisturbed for a few minutes. When the mix is almost set on top and golden with deep charred lines underneath, turn it over carefully with a wide spatula or tongs. It will come away fairly easily when it’s well cooked on the base. 

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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