Updated: Jul 22, 2019
One of my favourite ways to start the weekend is with a lazy breakfast that looks like it took a longer time to make than it actually did. My go-to on Saturday mornings are these fluffy waffles that take under 5 minutes to prep and taste amazing.
The recipe for these couldn't be simpler - you only need a few ingredients. Better still, these waffles are healthy and low in fat to boot. You will need a silicone waffle mould - they're pretty cheap to pick up. This is similar to the one I have.
Preheat your oven to 200°C (180° if your oven is fan assisted.) Next, pop 2 eggs, 40g uncooked porridge oats, a dash of vanilla extract, cinnamon, a dash of baking powder and 2 heaped dessert spoons of fat free natural Greek yogurt into a blender and mix. Spray your mould with a low fat cooking spray, or lightly grease with your oil of choice, and place it onto a baking tray.
Pour the mixture into the mould and bake for around 20-25 minutes or until risen and golden brown. Then just tip your waffles out of the mould and onto a plate and you're ready to add your toppings.
I like a brightly coloured breakfast plate and tend to favour adding soft fruits and Summer berries but for an even sweeter treat I dollop on some peanut butter and a capful of Skinny Syrup. You can get these syrups in lots of flavours at TK Maxx for around £3.99 and a little goes a long way.
For a little texture cacao nibs and shredded coconut are great but you can add pretty much anything you have to hand and you won't go too far wrong. It's also a great chance to use up fruit that's starting to look a little past its best.
You can also make these savoury if you wish by swapping out the yogurt for some fat-free cottage cheese, serving them up with some grilled bacon for a US diner-style meal. Play around with it!
Bon Appétit and I'll see you next Sunday.