International Waffle Day is here and I am celebrating with my version of a waffle banana sundae, with sweet cinnamon waffles, butter fried bananas and an oozing chocolate sauce that you can drizzle over store bought ice cream. Decorated with sprinkles, chopped nuts, whipped cream and glace cherries, this is an incredibly easy recipe that will make anyone wish it was International Waffle Day every day! You will need a waffle machine to make this recipe.


  1. Chop the dark chocolate into pieces and place into a heatproof bowl.
  2. Chop the nuts into small pieces and set aside.
  3. Whip the double cream and add 2 teaspoons of sieved icing sugar to it to sweeten it.
  4. Sieve the flour for the waffle batter and add the sugars, cinnamon, baking powder and salt.
  5. Add the milk and vegetable oil to the dry waffle mixture and combine.
  6. Warm up your waffle machine, following your manufacturer instructions. I like to use cooking spray on the waffle irons to ensure they do not stick.


  1. Heat water in a saucepan on a gentle heat and place the bowl of chocolate on top. Ensure that no water from the saucepan can get into the bowl or the chocolate will seize.
  2. Melt the chocolate over the heat, stirring until it is fully melted.
  3. Meanwhile, bring the milk, sugar and cream for the chocolate sauce to scalding point, which is where bubbles rise to the corners of the pan. Remove from the heat and whisk into the melted chocolate.
  4. Return the chocolate mix to a gentle heat and gradually add the butter, stirring continuously. Set the chocolate aside to cool a little.
  5. Peel the bananas, chop them in half lengthwise. Melt the butter in a pan on a medium heat and place the bananas onto the pan. The bananas will cook very quickly, so turn them over after about 1 minute. Cook on the other side and then set aside to cool.
  6. Using a ladle, pour the batter into the waffle iron moulds and cook them according to your manufacturer’s instructions. The cooked waffles should be golden and crispy on the outside, they should be served immediately. My waffle machine makes each batch of waffles in 5 minutes.


  1. Place 2 waffles on each plate. Scoop your ice cream on top and place the fried bananas around them.
  2. Drizzle the chocolate sauce on top of the ice cream and then dollop the whipped cream on top.
  3. Finish the dish with a sprinkling of chopped nuts, sprinkles and the glace cherries on top.

Useful Cooking Information


Metric Imperial
10 g½ oz
20 g¾ oz
25 g1 oz
50 g2 oz
75 g3 oz
110 g4 oz
150 g5 oz
175 g6 oz
200 g7 oz
225 g8 oz
250 g9 oz
275 g10 oz
350 g12 oz
450 g1 lb
500 g (½ kg)18 oz
700 g1½ lb
900 g2 lb
1 kg2¼ lb
1.3 kg3 lb
1.8 kg4 lb
2.2 kg5 lb


Metric Imperial
50 ml2 fl oz
75 ml3 fl oz
100 ml3½ fl oz
125 ml4 fl oz
150 ml5 fl oz¼ pint
200 ml7 fl oz
250 ml9 fl oz
300 ml10 fl oz½ pint
425 ml15 fl oz¾ pint
600 ml20 fl oz1 pint
800 ml1½ pint
1 l1¾ pints
1.2 l2 pints
1.5 l2½ pints
1.8 l3 pints
2 l3½ pints


Metric Imperial
5 mm¼ inch
1 cm½ inch
2 cm¾ inch
2.5 cm1 inch
3 cm1¼ inches
4 cm1½ inches
5 cm2 inches
10 cm3 inches
15 cm4 inches
20.5 cm6 inches
23 cm9 inches
25 cm10 inches
30 cm12 inches

Spoon measures - mean level measures unless the recipe says 'heaped'

Eggs - are always large for baking, unless recipe says otherwise

Oven Temperatures

Gas °F °C
Mark 1275140

Fan assisted ovens - remember to reduce temperatures by 20°C

Most Useful US/European Conversions

ButterUS 1 cup / 2 sticks8 oz220 g
SugarUS 1 cup6 oz175 g
FlourUS 1 cup4 oz110 g
LiquidUS 1 cup8 fl oz225 ml
Prepped OnionsUS 1 cup4 oz110 g
Cheese, GratedUS 1 cup4 oz110 g
Diced FruitUS 1 cup5 oz150 g
Fresh BreadcrumbsUS 1 cup2 oz55 g

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