Growing up we never really ate waffles, they were always something we saw people eat on tv. However a few years back we got a waffle iron and have enjoyed experimenting and searching for the perfect waffle recipe. This one is light and easy to make. If you spray the iron with a little oil to ensure it doesnt stick and cook at a medium heat they will crisp up nicely on the outside and be soft on the inside. We like to serve these will some fruit compote, coconut yogurt and healthier chocolate spread.
120g wholemeal/ brown flour / use buckwheat if Gluten Free
250ml non dairy milk (our favourite is oat or rice milk)
2 tbsp ground flax seeds
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp baking powder
Plug in your waffle iron and allow to heat up. While its heating up make your batter.
In a blender or bowl add all ingredients and blend/ mix until till smooth. Leave to sit for 2-3 mins for the flax to thicken the batter.
Reduce the heat on the waffle iron to a medium heat.
lightly coat the waffle iron with a thin layer of oil to avoid the waffles sticking. Easiest way to do this is to use a spray bottle with oil in it or else a pastry brush.
Add enough waffle batter so that it fills the waffle iron 3/4 full (it will rise and you dont want it over flowing as its hard to clean!). Ensure to spread it out evenly so there is an evenly coating of waffle batter.
Leave them to cook until they start to golden on top. Carefully remove and flip the waffles (this ensures both sides crisp up and cook evenly. You’ll know they’re done when they are golden on both sides and have a nice light exterior.
Repeat with the rest of your batter.
Serve with your favourite toppings we like to serve them with berry compote (recipe below) and some coconut yogurt
How to make berry compote
300g frozen berries
Dash water/ apple juice 2 tbsp
2 tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp cinnamon
Put frozen berries in a medium pot along with the chopped fruit, water/apple juice and put on a high heat. Bring to boil and then reduce heat to a simmer. Add the cinnamon and the maple syrup and leave simmer for 15-20 minutes, or longer if you have time, the longer you leave it the thicker and sweeter your compote will get (also once it cools it will thicken too).
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