Did you hear? Waffles are the new pancakes…NOT! They’re both great in different ways. I was so excited when my waffle iron arrived in the post, especially after watching an episode of Chef Steps where they go on a waffle frenzy (things like mac and cheese and gyoza). If you have not checked them out on YouTube then I recommend you do so immediately, it’s my fave show at the minute. I got the waffle iron to change things up and I know you’re thinking that it’s a bit of a gimmick (and it probably is) but after watching Chef Steps, they prove there’s a multitude of ways to use this appliance. It brought me happiness anyway and sure that’s all that matters, right?
Of course the first recipe I had to try was a clean waffle recipe (even though Christy always tells me to practice the normal way first, I’m not very good at listening in that way!) I used a recipe similar to the 3 ingredient pancake recipe as I know it works. Just a little tip-waffle batter should be similar to pancake batter but thicker.
- 1 cup oats
- 1 banana
- 1/2 cup almond milk (or water)
- 1 scoop vanilla protein
- 1 tbsp maple syrup (optional)
- 1 egg and 1 egg white
- 1 tsp baking powder
- pinch of salt
- Preheat your waffle iron.
- In a nutribullet blend the oats until you get a flour-like consistency.
- Add in all the other ingredients and blend for 1 min. Leave aside for 5 minutes to thicken.
- Spray the waffle iron with oil (You can buy spray coconut oil in Tesco)
- Pour the mixture over the segments, leaving the edges bare as they do expand.
- Close the lid for 2 minutes, no peeping let it cook through.
- Carefully remove and plate up with any toppings of your choice, I chose Nobo ice cream and frozen berries and it was perfect!