Who said a waffle can't be healthy!? This simple yet tasty waffle recipe is just what you need to satisfy both kids and adults. The mix of whole grain in the batter allows for a crispy end result that can be more sweet or savoury depending on your preference. I like to top it up with some bacon and sautéed veggies whereas my niece and nephew prefer some fresh berries and syrup. Let's get started on your new household favourite.
Ingredients (serves 4-6):
- 1 cup Bob's Red Mill whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoon of Bob's Red Mill quick cooking old fashioned oats
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
- 1 teaspoon crystal or kosher salt
- 1.5 cups of plain yogurt (not Greek)
- 4 tablespoon of unsalted butter melted
- 1 large egg
- 1 lemon zest sliced in thin strips
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 300g of frozen blueberries
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
1. Add zest, sugar and 2/3 cup of water in a pot and boil until sugar dissolves. Cook for 8 mins (without stirring) until a thin consistency forms.
2. Add blueberries and bring it to a simmer. Reduce heat to medium and stir constantly for about 2 mins.
3. Remove about 2 tablespoon of syrup in a bowl with cornstarch and stir until smooth. Add mix back to pot and simmer for 1-2 mins until thickened.
4. Remove from heat. Remove lemon zest. Squeeze lemon juice and taste. Let it cool.
1. Whisk flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl.
2. Create a well in the center and add the yogurt, butter and finally egg. Stir the wet ingredients and then mix to incorporate dry ingredients little at a time until a lumpy batter forms. Don't worry because a lumpy batter now will make your waffle light and tender.
3. Heat waffle iron on medium-low. Coat with non-stick spray and pour about a half cup of the mixture onto the iron. Cook until golden brown and cooked fully. You can keep ready ones in the oven on a sheet at 150 C. Repeat with remaining batter remembering to coat iron with spray as required.
4. Serve with warm butter, your favourite toppings and the syrup if you've made it.