This is adapted from Jamie Oliver's griddle pan recipe where we have substituted half of the fat with mashed banana. This recipe has been made many times in our household and our kids really enjoy the naturally sweeten waffle, and we are happier knowing that it has less fat than a traditional waffle.
Keyword gluten-free, waffles
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 20minutes
Total Time 30minutes
250gramsGluten-free self-raising flourDove's farm
50mlRapeseed oil+ a little extra for oiling the griddle
Heat a cast iron griddle pan to a medium heat. If using a non-cast iron griddle pad, the pan can be heated after the batter has been made
Beat eggs and milk together in a mixing bowl bowl
Sift all dry ingredients together over the beaten egg and milk mixture
In a small bowl mash the banana with a fork, then add the rape seed oil and whisk to combine the banana and oil. You know that the banana is really ripe when the whisked mixture emulsifies into a mayonnaise looking mix. Don't worry if this doesn't happen as I rarely have ripe bananas on a Sunday morning
Mix the banana oil mix with batter from the previous steps until combined. Mix for the least amount of time possible to not over work the batter
Oil the griddle pan, and use a piece of kitchen roll to make sure that the oil is coating each of the griddle lines and round the sides of the pan as you will get a good raise from the batter.
Pour the batter in to the pan and spread it round to cover evenly (if necessary) and leave to cook for about 8 minutes. You know it's ready to turn when the top of the waffle batter has just about set, and it makes turning much easier creates less mess.
Get a flat plastic chopping board, or any flat surface and lay it on the counter next to the hob. With a cooking turner, get underneath the waffle to loosen it out of the pan and place it on the plastic chopping board.
Get your hot griddle pan and place it upside down over the board, and flip the whole thing over so you now have the cooked side of the waffle facing upwards.
Continue cooking for another 5 minutes as the majority of the waffle has cooked all the way through.
Place the cooked waffle in to a pre heated oven (90c or 195f) for about 10 minutes after cooking, this last step keeps the outside nice and crispy and helps the inside dry out as will be slightly gummy if cut while hot.