Ingredients – Water, peanut butter, date syrup, banana, yeast, salt, plain & whole wheat flour
February is usually the month of crêpes in France with the chandeleur on the 2nd of February. I have already made crêpes here (recipe 22 – vegan crêpes) so I thought I will make another french favourite….waffles! I took inspiration from one of the recipes in my great vegan food substitution book. So I can’t take credit for this recipe (although I slightly changed it). In order to make the waffle you need to have a waffle machine. In France every household has one (usually the waffle machine can also be used as a croque-monsieur machine just by changing the plaques – genius!!)
Here is how to make those vegan waffles (using a standard coffee mug):
Makes about 6 waffles
2/3 cup of lukewarm water
1/4 cup of crunchy peanut butter
2 tbsp of date syrup (or maple syrup, agave nectar)
2 big ripe bananas mashed
2 tsp of active yeast
1 cup of plain flour
2 cups of whole wheat flour
1 good pinch of salt
– Mix the water, peanut butter, syrup and mashed bananas together.
– Add the flours and yeast on top of the mixture and mix well until you cannot see any trace of flour left.
– The mixture will become a bit sticky and I used my hand to finish mixing it. Gather it in a ball of dough.
– Cover the bowl and leave the dough rise for 2 hours.
– Once risen, put the dough in the fridge for a few hours if possible (at least 4 hours).
– Take the dough out of the fridge at least 45 minutes before using it.
– Take a scoop of dough and put it in your waffle maker.
– Bake for about 5 to 10 minutes or until golden brown (check it often).
– Take the waffles out of the machine and leave them cool before serving.
– Serve with chocolate spread, jam, fruits, maple syrup etc….anything you like really.
– Et voilà!