- Serves 6 (makes 6 plain waffles)
- 5 mins to prepare and 15 mins to cook
- 323 calories/serving
- 125g spelt flour
- 125g plain flour
- 55g unsalted butter, melted and cooled
- 75ml semi-skimmed milk
- 350g low-fat plain yogurt
- 1½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 2 eggs, separated
- 3 tbsp golden granulated sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- sunflower oil, for greasing
- In a mixing dish, combine the flours, sugar, bicarbonate of soda, and a pinch of salt.
- In a large jug, combine the yogurt, milk, egg yolks, butter, and vanilla extract.
- Warm the waffle iron and brush it lightly with oil.
- With an electric whisk, whip the egg whites in a new bowl until soft peaks form. Combine the wet components in the jug with the flour mixture.
- Using a heavy metal spoon, gently fold in the egg whites.
- Cook for about 3-5 minutes, until set and brown, using a little ladle of batter spread on the iron.
- Keep warm while you finish the rest of the batter.
- To serve, try the suggestions below.
Top each waffle with peanut butter, sliced banana and mango, and a few fresh or frozen raspberries. Drizzle honey on top and sprinkle dried mango and coconut mixture on top.
Top each waffle with Greek yogurt and blueberries, toasted flaked almonds, and maple syrup, to taste.
Poach halved red plums till soft but still keeping their shape in water and demerara sugar. Remove the plums from the liquid and reduce it to a syrup. Top the waffles with the syrup and plums, then with fromage frais, thin slices of pear, and finely grated orange zest.
In a pan over medium heat, reduce tinned apricot halves until the syrup is thick. Serve with halved green grapes and chopped pistachios on top of the waffles.
Reduce the liquid by a third by simmering tinned cherries. To produce a paste, combine water and a pinch of cornflour, then whisk it into the cherries. Cook for a minute or until the sauce has thickened, then ladle over the waffles. Frozen yogurt, grated dark chocolate, and fresh basil leaves are served on top.
Using baby mint leaves and honey, garnish the waffles with slices of galia or cantaloupe melon, kiwi fruit, and papaya.
Tip: Is there no waffle iron? Don't be concerned! Preheat a griddle pan over high heat until it is smoking hot. Reduce to medium heat, add a ladle of batter, and fry for 4-5 minutes on each side, until golden and cooked through. Use extra batter for a larger waffle, but be aware that it will be more difficult to turn!