Monday, February 22, 2021

Budgeting and Insourcing...using the Toastie maker for baking

Here's the answer to the age old (or maybe quite recent) question, can I bake in my Toastie/Jaffle maker.

This question arose to me because a good online friend was constantly showcasing her goodies, all conjured in the pie maker.

I don't have one. I didn't want one. Too much clutter in the cupboards.

Then I realised, I have this...

We here in Australia call it a Jaffle maker. It's also known as a Toastie maker. About $8 from the KMarts and Big W's of the world.

I started off by trying to make an impossible quiche. I got the proportions of flour wrong and ate them as omelettes for breakfast instead. They were goooood! Yes I know. I could have cooked them in the frypan. But it's HOT here, and the frypan is HEAVY, and this is so EASY.

Buoyed by that experiment, I moved on to trying my Banana Bread recipe. In went the mixture, I closed the thing, and....

...Look! Light. Fluffy. Moist. Delicious. And my kitchen stayed cool! Very important when the temperature is 32C at 8:00am!

Here's the mixture I used. This is half of my usual quantity of mixture which bakes into one loaf of banana bread, and is usually gobbled in 8 generous serves by my Husband.

This amount of mixture made 12 fluffy little pillows of banana bread and just as delicious as ever!

The mixture:
Makes 12
Two large mashed bananas
One heaped tablespoon yoghurt (I used coconut yoghurt)
1/2 cup of sugar (I’ll only use a quarter next time)
One egg beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon baking soda (not baking powder)
Pinch of salt
1/4 cup of desiccated coconut 
3/4 of a cup of plain flour(I use gluten-free of course)
Heat up the Jaffle maker.
With a fork mix the ingredients into the mashed banana one at a time, adding flour last.
Fill jaffle maker hollows, without overfilling. Close jaffle maker, and cook for eight minutes. Lift out carefully with tongs or a fork, and dust with icing sugar if you wish.

Absolutely delicious and so light and fluffy!

I'm making pasties using gluten free puff pastry next.

Stay tuned!

What other appliances serve dual purpose at your place?



  1. I love it - so resourceful and simple! ...... with beautiful results!


    1. My imagination is in overdrive with the possibilities Rachel!

  2. Absolutely genius! I have one too!

    1. I think once you start using it, the possibilities are endless, Patricia!

  3. What a great idea. I don't have one but if I did, it would be a fun experiment.
    I have an Instant Pot pressure cooker, that I use for hard-cooked eggs, yougurt maker and as the afor mentioned pressure cooker for roasts, chickens, potatoes, soup, bone broth.
    I also have both a large and medium-sized roaster. They can be used a slow-cooker, oven, big stew pot.
    Big mixer: mixers, kneads, whips and I could get attachments to grind, make ice cream.

    1. I keep thinking about a pressure cooker. My Mum had one and used it a lot when we were kids. Must research! Nice to see you Kay. Mimi xxx

  4. Mimi, I have a sandwich maker and I am sure you can make heaps of things with it but I am not very adventurous and just make cheese and tomato toasties for lunch. LOL! Someone gave me their pie maker which I thought I would make all sorts of delicious things with but it just sits in the cupboard. Sometimes it helps to just challenge yourself :-)

  5. Thankyou for sharing your banana bread recipe. Looks delicious!


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