Brunch is by far the best meal of the day. It can start at 10am and finish at 3pm. It can include as many courses as you like; they can be sweet, savoury, and even a mix of them both (think waffles with maple syrup and bacon). It can be an innocent mint tea affair or a Bloody Mary fuelled event.
My favourite part of the brunch affair are the waffles. They’re light and fluffy with a great crunch too. While today I topped them with Nutella, caramelised banana and pecans, they’re just as great served with maple syrup and bacon, as a side to scrambled eggs or topped with perfectly poached eggs.
Unlike pancakes, the waffle recipe I follow doesn’t use sugar, so even when topped with rich Nutella and caramelised bananas, they’re not too sweet!
While brunch that lasts all day is the best kind of brunch, waffles make a great treat breakfast or even for a jazzy lunch.
The Recipe – makes 8 waffles
300g plain flour
1 tsp. baking powder
A pinch of salt
350ml milk, warmed
75ml vegetable oil
55g caster sugar
2 tbsp. warm water
2 bananas, sliced
– Mix together the flour, baking powder and a pinch of salt.
– Add the eggs and then quickly mix in the warm milk.
– Whisk well until smooth, then add the oil.
– In a frying pan, place the sugar and water.
– Heat until caramelised, then add the banana and wait for them to caramelise.
– Cook the waffles according to the waffle maker.
– Top with Nutella, bananas and crushed pecans.