If you like waffles, you’ll definitely fall for these Plantain Waffles with Coconut and Chocolate Chips. It’s a delicious tropical twist on the classic recipe that’s as delicious as it is easy to make.
So, get your waffle maker ready and let’s go!
Overripe plantains are a must for this recipe. You want to use plantains that are so ripe their skin is practically black: that’s when they’re the sweetest and creamiest.
Just what you need to make a delicious waffle batter.
Plantains are the Caribbean cousin of your regular dessert bananas. When they’re nice and ripe, you can use them in all your favorite sweet recipes, just like bananas.
We tried them in our plantain bread and plantain muffins and loved it so much we decided to use them in these vegan waffles too.
Like bananas, mashed ripe plantains can replace eggs or butter in plant-based waffles. They also make the batter sweeter so you don’t need extra sugar.
To make our waffles even more exotic, we used canned coconut milk instead of cow’s milk. Coconut and plantains go so well together, even more so when mixed with dark chocolate chips.
So give our delicious Dairy and Egg Free Plantain Waffles a try and we hope you enjoy them as much as we do.
Are plantain waffles healthy?
Plantain waffles are healthier than regular waffles.
That’s because mashed plantains can replace eggs, butter, and sugar in the waffle batter, reducing fat and sugar in the recipe.
Can you freeze plantain waffles?
Yes, you can freeze waffles with bananas or plantains.
To do this, stack the waffles in a resealable plastic bag and line them with parchment paper to keep them from sticking together.
Then squeeze out as much air as possible and seal the bag.
Waffles will keep in the freezer for 3 months.
To thaw, leave plantain waffles in the fridge overnight and reheat in the oven, waffle maker, or toaster the next morning.
Can you do plantains in waffles?
Yes, overripe plantains are perfect for making vegan waffles.
Simply puree or puree the plantains and add to the waffle batter. They make the batter sweet and creamy without the need for eggs, butter, or sugar.
How many calories are in plantain waffles?
A plantain waffle slice has about 180 calories and we calculated that a serving is two waffle slices.
This of course depends on the size of your machine. For example, our waffle maker griddle measures 8 inches (20 cm) and makes four slices of waffles.
How do you make plantain waffles without an egg?
You can make vegan waffles without eggs using overripe mixed plantains (or plantains).
Plantains are moist and starchy. So when you puree them, you end up with a creamy mush that helps bind the waffle ingredients together while adding moisture, sweetness, and flavor to the batter.
To make eggless waffles you will need 1/2 ripe plantain or 1 ripe banana to replace each egg.
Can I make plantain waffles without butter?
Yes, you can make dairy-free waffles using bananas or plantains instead of butter.
Mashed ripe plantains make waffle batter sweet, creamy and thick, perfect as a substitute for butter.
However, we recommend using plantains to replace most of the butter, not all of it, or the waffles will end up being too dense and not as fluffy.
In our plantain waffles recipe, we combined plantains with canned coconut milk, which has some fat in it.
What goes with these plantain waffles?
You can serve these plantain waffles with a drizzle of maple syrup, a sprinkle of chocolate chips, and diced plantains.
Other plantain waffle topping ideas include: