• 2-3 large green plantains (using 2 green and one slightly green is best)
• 4 eggs (if plantains are extra-large, add an extra egg)
• 2 tsp vanilla
• 3 Tbsp oil, coconut oil preferred
• 1/8 tsp salt (a generous pinch)
• ½ tsp baking soda
1. Peel plantains (I find it easier to quarter them before I peel them) and place pieces in your blender (preferred) or food processor (okay) with the eggs. Blend to form a smooth batter (if your blender has a smoothie function that works well here).
2. Add the rest of the ingredients to the blender or food processor and process on high for an additional minute (or 2-3 minutes with a food processor to get a really good smooth batter).
3. Heat your waffle maker on high. Pour batter into your waffle maker and cook, according to the manufacturer’s directions, about 4 1/2 minutes for Belgian-style (thick waffles). Remove from waffle maker and serve!
4. Repeat with remaining batter.
– Plantain waffles are known to change colors when cooking. They may turn a dark brown color, so don’t be alarmed!
– YES, these can be made into pancakes. It’s a thick batter so you might need to thin with water.
– A quick trick to easily peel plantains is cut the plantain into thirds, place them in a bowl and pour HOT water over them leaving them there till their skins turn a DARK green/black. Remove, slice down the side of plantain skin and it easily pops off.
– This recipe is also great to add protein powder into. Just a scoop before you blend!
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