There are always a few over ripe banana’s in my fruit bowl, the ones with black spots, or borderline completely black. The good thing is, as banana’s ripen, they get sweeter, making them a great base for a pancake or waffle. When you team that up with another house hold staple I always have – Eggs! you have a match made in heaven. 


  • 2 overripe banana
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 heap tablespoon of cocoa powder.

Should make 3-4 waffles depending on the size of your banana’s



Blend together the banana, eggs and cocoa powder until smooth using a fork or blender. 

Spray your waffle maker or pan  and then heat. When your waffle making is at optimal temperature (mine turns green) spoon in the mixture, remember not to add to much or it will squish out the sides and make a mess. Less is more. If you are using a spoon into your pan to get them to the appropriate size.

Heat until the look cooked on the bottom checking the colour as you cook. Then flip and do the other side, just like a regular pancake. The texture is not going to be the same as a normal waffle, due to the density of the egg and banana, but the flavours are great!

It can take some fiddling around with heat and cook time, my first few batches turned out more like scrambled eggs, until I got a decent tool to flip them with. I found the waffle maker which I picked up for $20 cooked thing more uniformly and gave me a better end result. 


I served mine with chocolate coconut yoghurt and berries.

Over to you? Have you tried making these? what are your favourite toppings?