Plantain Waffles – Sierra Leone Flavours

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This quick and easy Plantain Waffles recipe makes for a great brunch eat. (West African recipe)

overhead shot of four pieces of plantain waffles with fruit on top

Folks, it is time for another waffle recipe. Obviously because I have to make good on my threat to unleash wafflemania on you. So, Plantain Waffles anyone?

closeup of plantain waffles sliced with blueberries on top

Why You’ll Love Plantain Waffles

These Plantain Waffles are the perfect way to use up that single overripe plantain languishing in your kitchen. And if plantain fruit is not a pantry staple for you, then here are 6 perfect reasons for you to go out and get acquainted with them.

No plantains? Just add in 2 medium sized bananas instead.

Don’t like banana waffles or Plantain Waffles? Well go sit in a corner and figure out what is wrong with you. Then make my classic waffles instead.

See I got your back every which way.

Here is how to cook plantain waffles for some seriously awesome breakfasts and brunches – West African style.

Love Plantain Waffles? Here are More Plantain Recipes

For more plantain recipes check out these below.

How to bake plantains.

Cheesy baked plantains with cheese and chilli.

Mini baked plantain frittatas.

For more breakfast recipes why not try these Puff Puff.

African flavours – is the spot on my blog where I share both traditional Sierra Leonean recipes and West African fusion recipes.

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overhead shot of four pieces of plantain waffles with fruit on top
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Plantain Waffles - Sierra Leone Flavours

Deliciously nutmegy plantain waffles.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time12 minutes
Total Time12 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: African
Servings: 6
Calories: 76kcal
Author: Bintu Hardy


  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg (or to taste)
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 large ripe plantain , peeled and mashed
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup


  • Switch on waffle maker and dial up to the brown setting you desire.
  • Preheat waffle maker.
  • Mix the flour, baking powder and nutmeg in a large bowl and make a hole in the centre.
  • In a different bowl, whisk together milk, eggs and butter before adding in the mashed plantain and maple syrup and combining thoroughly.
  • Slowly whisk the milk mixture into the flour to make a batter and don't worry if there are a few lumps.
  • Pour half a waffle measure cup of batter into each waffle well, close lid and cook until timer has finished and beeps three times.
  • Repeat until all the waffle mixture is finished.
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I prefer the brown setting of 4 for these waffles.


Calories: 76kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 23mg | Potassium: 226mg | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 415IU | Vitamin C: 5.5mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 0.5mg

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  1. Seems like you left out a lot of information. How much butter? How much milk? How much flour?

  2. The instructions reference flour, butter and milk yet I don’t find it in the ingredient list. Am I missing something?

  3. 5 stars
    Bintu ! You got me with plantain. As soon as I saw your email I just had to pop over here to check it out! Whoa! Really love your twist on this popular breakfast item.

    1. Thanks Becca – everyone should love bananas and plantains. Or come talk to me and I will make them like it.

  4. ‘don’t like plantain or banana, go figure out what is wrong with you’ hahaha love it ๐Ÿ˜€ that tickled me! These waffles look and sound delicious! Seriously need to get my hands on a plantain or two!

  5. 5 stars
    I bet that the plantains add an AMAZING flavour to the waffles! I love the fact that in this waffle maker you can choose the brown setting that you like.