These super fun Bubble Waffle Banana Split Tacos are made with the Pampered Chef’s Waffle Puff Pan and are perfect for brunch or dessert. The banana funfetti bubble waffles are formed into “taco” shells and filled with ice cream, bananas, strawberries, chocolate sauce, walnuts, whipped cream, and sprinkles!
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Whenever I travel somewhere new, I check out Instagram to see what kind of photos people are posting in the location. Specifically, I check out Instagram to see what kind of food photos people are posting in the location. Instagram lets me see what's hot and trendy in each location and helps me come up with a list of spots I want to stop at. But I admit that I also spend far too long looking at worldwide food trends on Instagram when I'm sitting at home simply lusting over my next hypothetical travel destination. And lately, there's one food trend I've been seeing a lot of: Bubble waffles. Bubble waffles first became popular in Hong Kong, but the trend is spreading quickly and these super fun treats are all over the place now. So, when Pampered Chef reached out to me and asked me to team up with them to try out their new Waffle Puff Pan, I immediately agreed. I couldn't wait to make my own bubble waffles and see why this trend is taking over the food world.
I contemplated what to make for quite a while as so many exciting ideas were popping into my mind. I almost made raspberry swirl bubble waffle ice cream cones. Then I almost made fried chicken savory bubble waffle cones. But I ultimately decided to make bubble waffle banana split tacos.
This was my first time using a waffle puff pan. In fact, it was my first time using an actual waffle pan as I generally use electric waffle makers. With the Pampered Chef's Waffle Puff Pan, you simply use it over your stovetop. But don't worry, the square pan has a well to catch batter spills, so you won't have any messes on your stovetop. It also comes with a nifty little nylon fork to help you lift your waffles from the pan once they're done. And since the pan has a PFOA-free ceramic nonstick coating, it's super easy to remove the waffles. In fact, this waffle pan is incredibly easy to use from start to finish!
BUBBLE WAFFLE BANANA SPLIT TACOS RECIPE
If you check out the trend on Instagram, you'll see that bubble waffles are most often used as ice cream cones. But there's SO much more you can do with them. I made sweet funfetti taco shells with mine for these banana split bubble waffle tacos. In addition to filling the bubble waffles with ice cream, bananas, strawberries, chocolate sauce, walnuts, whipped cream, and sprinkles, I decided to make the bubble waffles banana flavored, too. I easily mixed up the liquid ingredients for the batter in my blender.
And then stirred the mixture together with the dry ingredients in a big bowl. Once the batter was combined, I folded in some rainbow sprinkles. Because any time I can make a food funfetti-style, I will be doing it.
And then I was ready to make my bubble waffles! I started by spraying the Waffle Puff Pan with cooking spray and letting it heat up on my stovetop. Once it's heated, I poured the batter into the pan, filling all the bubbles, closed it, and flipped it over. I let it cook for 3 minutes before flipping it again and letting it cook for another 3 minutes. I open the pan and my bubble waffle was perfect!
How fun are these?? Obviously, you can leave them as is and eat them with some maple syrup and fruit for breakfast. I love that these ones are banana flavored, but you can, of course, make plain ones (the Pampered Chef has a great recipe on their website) or use any add-ins that you want (like cookies!!).
But for these bubble waffle banana split tacos, I had to shape the waffles into taco shells. As soon as they came out of the waffle maker, I gently folded them into a taco shell shape and set them in a little loaf pan so they'd stay in the folded shape. As they cooled and hardened a bit, they maintained their shape.
Then I filled the taco shells! I went all out here with vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry ice cream. Then I topped the ice cream with sliced banana and strawberries and chopped walnuts and drizzled everything with chocolate sauce. I added a healthy amount of whipped cream and sprinkled more rainbow sprinkles on top, along with a cherry.
I would never turn down any banana split, but after indulging in these bubble waffle banana split tacos, a plain old banana split will never be the same! And when I say "indulge," I mean it. This dessert is the kind of thing you make when you really want to impress your guests and give them something to talk about. Or post on Instagram. It's mainly a dessert, but I also think it would be a pretty fun addition to brunch. They do say brunch is the most Instagrammable meal, right??
I'm so thrilled that I can now make bubble waffles any time I want and I can't wait to check out all of the other products from Pampered Chef. Did you know they have more than 400 high-quality products, including cookware, bakeware, stoneware, food preparation tools, pantry items, and more? Something all their products have in common is that they make life easier for you and you don't have to be an expert cook to use them! They help you create memories... And really, really pretty Instagram photos. You can purchase Pampered Chef products from Pampered Chef consultants or straight from PamperedChef.com.
Now excuse me while I go browse Instagram to see which food trend I want to jump on next and figure out how Pampered Chef can help make my dreams a reality.
Have you ever had a bubble waffle?
Bubble Waffle Banana Split Tacos
- ¾ cup all-purpose flour
- ⅓ cup granulated sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp cornstarch
- ⅛ tsp salt
- 2 medium bananas, divded
- 1 large egg
- ¼ cup whole milk
- 3 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
- 1 Tbsp vanilla
- 4 Tbsp rainbow sprinkles, divided
- 1 quart vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry ice cream (also known as Neapolitan ice cream)
- ½ cup sliced strawberries
- ¼ cup chopped walnuts
- Chocolate syrup
- Whipped cream
- 2 maraschino cherries
- In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, cornstarch, and salt.
- Place 1 banana, egg, milk, melted butter, and vanilla in a blender and blend on medium speed until well-combined
- Pour the liquid mixture into the bowl with dry ingredients and stir until just combined, taking care not to over-mix. Fold in 3 Tbsp rainbow sprinkles.
- Lightly spray each side of the Waffle Puff Pan with cooking oil. Pre-heat pan on medium heat for 3 minutes. Add ¾ cup of banana waffle batter filling in all the bubbles. Flip the waffle maker over and cook for 3 minutes. Flip the waffle maker again and cook for another 3 minutes or until golden brown.
- Remove waffle with fork and gently fold into taco shell shape. Rest waffle in a spot where it will hold its shape (like a loaf pan) and let cool for at least 10 minutes. Continue with remaining batter for second waffle.
- Slice remaining banana. Fill each bubble waffle with 3 scoops of ice cream and divide sliced bananas, sliced strawberries, and chopped walnuts among the two shells. Top each bubble waffle shell with chocolate syrup and whipped cream. Sprinkle remaining sprinkles over the top and add on a maraschino cherry.
- The Waffle Puff Pan used in this recipe is available here.