Healthy Waffles

Waffles are one of those foods that when you have the craving you need to fix it (and it’s an acceptable breakfast food!). With this recipe, you can indulge while nourishing your body with healthy and tasty ingredients that will make you feel so good. They’re a fantastic source of fibre which will keep you feeling full for longer (and your bowels will love you for it!). The yoghurt is a great source of dairy which aids strong bones and teeth. I like to use Greek yoghurt because it is packed with probiotics* which assist your gut health. To sweeten up this dish, I used berries and organic honey, but you can use any fruit combinations like stewed cinnamon apples or gooey, caramel date and banana. If you aren’t into fruity flavours, try nuts such as walnuts, macadamias or pistachios as a topping. Also, if you don’t have a waffle maker- just make them as pancakes!

Ingredients; makes approx. 4

1 cup of Wholemeal flour or Oat flour
3/4 cup Milk of your choice
3 tbsp Honey or Maple Syrup
3 tbsp Olive Oil
1 Egg
1/4 tsp Baking Powder
1/4 tsp Salt 

Method:

1. Combine all ingredients and whisk in a large bowl
2. Prep waffle maker (you can use this batter for pancakes too if you don’t have a waffle maker) and cook for approx 2 mins or until golden and batter isn’t sticking to pan. 
3. Serve with toppings of your choice

*Not sure what probiotics are?
Probiotics are live mirco-organisms that when consumed, provide multiple healthy-gut benefits. They’re usually bacteria, but certain types of yeasts can also function as probiotics. The most common groups include Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium. Each group comprises different species, and each species has many strains. Because the gut is full of bacteria, probiotics help to keep it in balance. We’ll find out more in the years to come about the health benefits of probiotics because lot more study needs to be performed.

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