Flour free waffles

I love creating something that feels a little more indulgent for breakfast / brunch when time allows.  This waffle recipe uses only a handful of ingredients, and is packed full of fibre and protein - keeping you full for hours.

If you do not have a waffle iron then you can make the recipe in to pancakes instead!  I have provided the basic recipe but you can experiment with what ever flavour / topping combinations that you fancy.  I love adding cocoa powder and orange essence to my mixture and then topping with greek yogurt and tinned mandarins

The recipe makes two large waffles or 4 thick pancakes

These waffles are super moist and indulgent but have no refined sugar what so ever, you could even season them with spices and top with beans and egg for a savoury brunch........

Ingredients:

Base mixture:

50g of porridge oats blended in to a fine crumb

25g of preferred protein powder (I love either vanilla or cinnamon flavour)*

40g of plain yogurt (soya and greek yogurt also work very well)

1 egg

1 tsp baking powder 

1/2 tsp cinnamon

Splash of any milk

Handful of frozen berries**

Toppings:

Anything goes with toppings, but here are some ideas:

- Greek yogurt

- Warmed fruit

- Chocolate chips

- Honey

- Maple syrup

- Dried fruit

- Chopped nuts

- Chocolate spread

- Nut butter

- Granola

- Jam

Oil spray for cooking (I use fry light 1 cal spray, but coconut or olive oil would work well)

Method: 

1. Heat the waffle iron / pan and spray with chosen oil

2. Blend the oats for 20-30 seconds until fine

3. Add the rest of the ingredients (except frozen fruit) to the oats and blend / whisk until you have a smooth batter

4. Mix in the frozen fruit

5. Divide batter between two waffle plates

6. Check the waffles after 2-3 minutes, they are ready once they are starting to turn golden brown

7. Remove carefully using a knife to loosen the waffle from the iron

8. Top with chosen toppings 

9. Serve & enjoy!

The waffles can also be pre cooked and stored in the fridge for up to 2 days, making them ideal to toast and reheat, or as a work snack.

*You can omit the protein powder if preferred, but would need to substitute for 25g of wholemeal flour

* * Optional but recommended, raspberries and blueberries work very well, you could also add a few chocolate chips

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