Malted Waffles with Baked Brown Sugar Banana Ice Cream

Good Baked Sunday Morning everyone!  And I’m having waffles!

Malted Waffles with Baked Brown Sugar Banana Ice Cream | From My Sweet Heart

Okay.  So I didn’t really have these for breakfast this morning.  Ummm.  I had them for my dinner last night!  A great group of bakers and fanatics for the cookbook, Baked Explorations, by Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito, have been making these Malted Waffles in some form or another.  Please check out Baked Sunday Mornings to see what my fellow baking explorers did with this recipe.

So in keeping with the theme of my blog, I decided to turn them into dessert waffles!  The batter was particularly light and airy.  And the waffles were more chewy and never crisped up quite the way I am used to.  Another reason why I decided to turn these into dessert waffles was because while the recipe called for malt powder, the only thing I could find in all of the markets in my area was Ovaltine!  And while these waffles were not very sweet at all, I just thought the flavor might be enhanced with some home made Baked Brown Sugar Banana and Walnut Ice Cream!  And to top it off…..a drizzle of Malted Chocolate Sauce.  Let me show you what the ice cream did for these waffles…..

The recipe for these waffles can be found at Baked Sunday Mornings. 


Malted Waffles with Baked Brown Sugar Banana Ice Cream | From My Sweet Heart

As I mentioned earlier, the waffle batter was very light and airy.  The waffles cooked up exactly the same way.  A light crunchy exterior, and soft and chewy inside.  But the flavor needed a little kick to it.  And while it was suggested to serve them with maple syrup, I thought it would be better to try and pair something to the mild chocolate malt flavor of the Ovaltine I used.  So I made some home made banana ice cream, by roasting bananas and brown sugar in the oven and then turning them into ice cream studded with walnuts.


Malted Waffles with Baked Brown Sugar Banana Ice Cream | From My Sweet Heart


The sweet banana ice cream, melting all over these malted waffles was what made this so good for me!  A few strawberries for good measure, and I was really onto something here.  So, okay.  It was one of those days where I forgot to eat again.  And when I finished making these and was ready to photograph, it was dinnertime.  But still, I had to pull myself away from this half eaten plate just to take another photograph!


Malted Waffles with Baked Brown Sugar Banana Ice Cream | From My Sweet Heart

The malted chocolate sauce that I made for this was just okay.  I debated between this chocolate “sauce” vs. some home made hot fudge.  The next time I will go for the thicker sauce.  I think even caramel would have worked here.

Please head over to Baked Sunday Mornings if you would like the recipe or if you want some information about participating in this awesome group!


    • Anne says

      Thanks Liz and it’s a great cookbook! And your turkey, strawberry and brie grilled cheese looks pretty great too! : )

  1. says

    Great idea with making your own ice cream and loving the choccy sauce. I’m sure it’s good to have dessert for dinner every now and then!

    • Anne says

      Thanks Natalie and great minds think alike! I loved the shape of your waffles and that you made ice cream sandwiches out of them! They looked awesome! : )

    • Anne says

      Thanks you guys…and thanks so much for writing about the Foodstock Symposium. I am so envious that you got to meet and chat with Dorie Greenspan! I really enjoyed reading your fabulous post! : )

  2. says

    I just keep scrolling up the page to stare at these DELICIOUS waffles!! I can’t get over the banana ice-cream malt waffle flavor combo, these look like heaven!

    • Anne says

      Thanks Kristina….and I can’t get over your easy strawberry mousse with that scrumptious coconut whipped cream……too pretty to eat! : )

  3. says

    Yours are amazing!!!!! I am going to have to make them again just to dollop ice cream and drizzle chcolate sauce on them. Great job :)

    • Anne says

      Thanks Katie….but I think yours are amazing! What a great idea to use your left over malted milk balls! Genius! : )

    • Anne says

      Thanks Ms. B…..and your were picture perfect! Love those little chocolate chips nestled into the squares of the waffles! : )

  4. says

    This breakfast is full of beautiful goodness – waffles, brown sugar, strawberries, banana ice cream – sorry just repeating your recipe so I can believe I am seeing it 😀
    Looks stunning!

    Choc Chip Uru

    • Anne says

      Thanks Uru! I think we both like our breakfasts a little on the sweet side. I LOVE your oatmeal and maple breakfast cookies! : )

  5. says

    You know, I think you have excited me into trying this recipe using Ovaltine…I think I would like this kind of malt too. I love waffles for dinner and with so many fun toppings available, it is one of the best dinners around. Dessert waffles are a great idea1

    • Anne says

      Thanks Krissy! This was the only malt powder I could find. So I ran with it! Your waffles looked just beautiful….light and crisp and golden! Perfect! : )

  6. says

    Ohmigosh, that looks like the most amazing dessert! The roasted banana and walnut ice cream sounds like it is to die for — your beautiful photos are making my mouth water!

  7. says

    Your photographs are beautiful and I think I would love these as a dessert. The ice cream and the malted chocolate sauce look and sound wonderful. Lovely job!

    • Anne says

      Thanks Elaine! And yours as well! Adding peanut butter and chocolate chips was a stroke of genius! : )

    • Anne says

      Thanks Susan….and your Belgian waffles turned out beautifully! You really made a scrumptious breakfast with these! : )

    • Anne says

      Thanks Ramona! But I’m sure they are kissing you over your beautiful breakfast couscous that you made with your mom. What a fabulous memory from your childhood! : )

  8. says

    That’s the reason I’d like to wake up on a sunday morning! It sounds insanely delicious. Loving the idea of Baked Sunday Mornings. Will be sure to check out the group. :)

    • Anne says

      Oh I would so love it if you joined this group! I would also really love it if you would send me a dozen of your pesto pine nut and parmesan muffins! They look amazing! : )

    • Anne says

      Thanks Anna….and your grilled strawberry nutella sandwiches are what’s on my mind right now! : )

  9. says

    Dessert waffles are fine with me especially when it’s THESE dessert waffles! Ovaltine in waffles? I haven’t had Ovaltine in years or should I say decades, so I can’t remember how it taste, but I don’t think of The Christmas Story when I hear Ovaltine. :) Oh – who needs chocolate syrup when you have roasted banana ice cream melting all over the waffles!?! So good! So who got to eat the second waffle? :)

    • Anne says

      Thanks MJ! When I was a child, I didn’t like milk. I would only have it on my cereal. So ovaltine was one way my parents tried to get me to drink milk. And in New England….we drank it warm in the winter! It definitely makes an interesting waffle! And that second waffle? I’ll trade you for a few chunks of your chocolate salted pecan bark! WOW! : )

  10. says

    I have never had Ovaltine… although if it was in a waffle like this I totally would have some. I think waffles for dinner is totally acceptable. These look amazing and I think you did a great job subbing out Ovaltine for the malted milk! Plus you put ice cream on a waffle totally makes you awesome in my book.

    • Anne says

      Thanks Susie…and Ovaltine is a chocolate malted powder for hot or cold milk and is a blast from the past from my childhood in New England. Your tacos dorado look fabulous and I would most definitely follow that with one of your beautiful angel food cupcakes for dessert! : )

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