The Vegan Nigerian: 4 Ingredient Sweet Plantain Waffles

Save this for weekend brunch! These plantain waffles are simply incredible and easy to make. There are so many ways you can eat them too. Take advantage of the seasonal fruits in your part of the world and use them to top these beauties. Or make it into a filling, savoury meal.

Use any good quality waffle maker to cook these. If you’re on the hunt for a waffle maker, click HERE to check out the exact brand I have.

If you’re not ready to invest in a waffle iron, you could turn these into pancakes. I haven’t tried with this exact batter mixture, but if you do give it a try be sure to share your  feedback with me on Instagram.

Feel free to top your waffles with anything you want. They are naturally a bit sweet because of the ripe plantain but I haven’t included any sugar in the batter so that you can customise it as you want. Make it sweet with chocolate, fruits or syrup. Or make it savoury with scrambled tofu or vegan “chicken”.

Ingredients

(Serves 2)1 ripe plantain (mashed)1 cup oat flour (blend oats in a food processor until you get a fine flour)1/2 cup plant-based milk 1-2 tbsp chia seeds or ground flax seeds

Method

Mash the plantain in a large mixing bowl and set it aside.

Blend a cup of oats in a food processor until it resembles a fine flour. Add that to the mashed plantain, along with the plant-based milk and seeds. Give it a good mix and leave to stand for about 5 minutes while you heat up your waffle maker.

Spoon the batter into the waffle maker and cook on the highest setting for about 10 minutes until the waffles are golden brown and crispy in some parts.

Serve warm with toppings of your choice. I went for melted vegan chocolate and strawberries. You could also use syrup, bananas, fresh mango, chopped nuts, coconut cream, etc.

If you’re hungry for more creative plantain recipes, click HERE.

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