First posted: Jul 24, 2017

Healthy Waffles!

 

Guys! There are some things that are just worth getting excited about, and these crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside full-of-goodness waffles are definitely that. They’re made with one of my favourite gluten and grain free flours – you can read more about Cassava Flour in my latest blog post.

 

Ingredients

Cooks in:        Serves:2-4

For the Waffles
  • 2 large eggs, separated
  • 150g Cassava flour
  • 1 level tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla paste or extract
  • 1 Tbsp coconut sugar (or honey, or natural sweetener of your choice)
  • 1 Tbsp melted butter
  • 300ml milk of your choice
Toppings
  • This is completley up to you, try caramelised banana, stone fruit or even pears or fresh berries; a drizzle of maple syrup and a scattering of nuts

What to do

1. Mix the dry ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.

2. To a medium mixing bowl, add the egg yolks, vanilla, melted butter and milk together and mix until well combined. Add this mixture to the dry ingredients and mix again until just incorporated.

3. Pre-heat your oven to about 180C so that you can keep the waffles warm once cooked and pre-heat the waffle maker. Note! It needs to be good and properly hot before you pour in the first portion of batter, and it needs a little dot or two of butter to help with the crunchy finish that we're looking for.

4. In a large clean bowl, whisk the egg whites until fluffy (medium peaks), then fold these ever so gently into the batter until just combined, taking care not to mix out too much air.

5. Ladle the batter into the heated waffle maker in batches of about 1/4 cup at a time. Cook for 4-5 minutes, or until golden and fragrant. Repeat until you have used up all of the waffle mixture, and built up your pile of waffles in the oven.

6. Prepare your toppings and serve immediately.



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