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

Plantain Waffles - Sierra Leone Flavours

Deliciously nutmegy plantain waffles.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine African
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 76kcal


  • 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.


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