Overnight Waffles with Caramelized Bananas

Die besten belgischen Waffeln mit karamellisierten Bananen

Today I am going to introduce the best Belgian waffles, thick and yummy! These are overnight waffles, the batter is prepared the night before and you basically need to heat your waffle iron the next morning to make this deliciousness. Perfect for any brunch plans, for a weekend breakfast or for anything fancy you wish to make for beloved family and/or friends. I love the crisp outside (you will get lots of tips for that below) of these waffles, yet their interior is nice and soft. Whisk together the ingredients the night before and let the yeast make its magic overnight. So simple, yet so yummy.

Die besten belgischen Waffeln mit karamellisierten BananenAs stated above, I have a few tricks up my sleeve for these waffles to stay crisp on the outside. The worst you can possible do is to stack them on a plate when you make them. The main reason for waffles to get wobbly quickly is because you didn’t allow the steam to go anywhere when you get them out of the waffle iron. So instead of stacking them on a plate, first take them out of your waffle iron and flip them between your hands to reduce the steam. Then transfer them to a cooling rack, you want as much air as possible coming also from the bottom. Do not stack them, but instead place them side by side. I like my waffles extra cripsy, so I usually leave them a little longer in the waffle iron than I should, but this is up to you. But if you follow the rest of these instructions, I guarantee you, these will stay nice and crisp on the outside.

Die besten belgischen Waffeln mit karamellisierten BananenAlso, when you make the caramelized bananas, there are only two aspects to keep in mind. The temperature should be high, but not too high to burn them. I have an induction stovetop going from 1-9 and usually leave it at 7. You will not need additional sugar, they will already caramelize with the sugar the bananas have. Only fry them for about a minute on each side and you will get delicious bananas.

Die besten belgischen Waffeln mit karamellisierten BananenCredit: Half baked harvest

Thick Belgian Waffles with Caramelized Bananas

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Serves: About 10 thick and square single waffles
Prep Time: 15min Cooking Time: 25min Total Time: 40min

These thick Belgian waffles are made the night before and bakes them on the next morning before serving with caramelized bananas.

Ingredients

  • Belgian Waffles
  • 60 grams of butter
  • 250 grams of milk
  • 100 grams of water
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 270 grams of all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons active-dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs

  • Caramelized Bananas
  • At least one banana per person
  • Some butter

Instructions

1

For the waffles melt the butter in a larger pot and then add milk, water, and honey. It should still be lukewarm. If it isn't, reheat gently. Yeast likes it warm, but not hot, you should still be able to stick your finger in without hurting yourself.

2

Whisk together with all other remaining ingredients except for the eggs. If the dough is a bit lumpy, that's OK. Leave covered at room temperature overnight. The next morning the volume should have at least doubled and look bubbly.

3

Whisk in the eggs and preheat your waffle iron according to instructions. Bake according to instructions. Once done, be sure to cool off each waffle between your hands and put on a cooling rack side by side. If you start stacking them on a plate, they will become wobbly. The trick is to let each cool off and lose the steam so they stay crisp on the outside. These waffles can also be frozen. Seal them in an airtight bag and simply defrost by putting them in the toaster.

4

For the caramelized bananas peel bananas and slice into 2cm chunks. Melt some butter in a frying pan. The trick is for the temperature to be high, but not so high that you burn the bananas. My induction stovetop goes from 1 - 9 and I usually caramelize the bananas at 7. You won't need any additional sugar. Fry on one side for a minute and then turn around with two forks and fry the second side. Serve with some maple syrup.

Die besten belgischen Waffeln mit karamellisierten BananenP.S.: If you are interested in other waffles, pancakes, etc., how about:

A waffle tower, waffles with cherries in mulled wine, pumpkin waffles, American pancakes oder broken-up pancakes (Kaiserschmarren) from Germany?

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Barbara
    Friday February 26th, 2021 at 03:31 PM

    Waffeln gehen immer – das ist auch perfektes Comfort Food, vor allem schön dick und mit diesen karamellisierten Bananen. Klasse!

    Als Alternative mit Crunch evtl. noch karamellisierte gehackte Walnüsse dazu?

    • Reply
      Jenny
      Friday February 26th, 2021 at 04:24 PM

      Sehr gute Idee, muss ich unbedingt ausprobieren!

  • Reply
    Simone
    Sunday April 11th, 2021 at 06:01 PM

    Hallo liebe Jenny,

    schon so lange habe ich geplant die Waffeln zu backen und heute hat es endlich geklappt ☺️
    Ein super einfaches Rezept, leicht nach zu backen, perfekt vorzubereiten und die Idee mit den Bananen ist grandios 🤩 Das Ergebnis war so lecker 🤤 Gab es bestimmt nicht zum letzten Mal 🧇🍌🔝

    Hierfür gibt es fünf ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Vielen Dank dafür ☺️😘

    Lieben Gruß
    Simone

    • Reply
      Jenny
      Sunday April 11th, 2021 at 06:02 PM

      Das freut mich total zu hören, Simone!

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