I have a new obsession – Saturday brunch & waffles.
We moved house just over 2 years ago & as a result have more space. The thing about space though is that it just BEGS to be filled with stuff!!! Yes STUFF! And I have lots of stuff.
Therefore I resolved to not filling up this house with gadgets and gizmo’s just because there is room for them. And that is why I took so long to give in and buy a spiralizer (which I did last September and I love it!!!). I use it a lot – which is great.
In my new Dunnes Stores bowls – I have resigned most of my plates to the darkest corner of my kitchen as all our dinners lately seem to come from a bowl!!! I ended up buying these as we eat so much Quinoa & a cereal bowl was not big enough for all the veg! I think they were €6 each.
But alack & alas I caved in just before Christmas and bought another kitchen gadget – I totally didn’t need it – but I must admit I do really like it. And what is this thing you ask? A waffle maker!
Saturday brunch is a thing in our house. We have porridge/cereal/nutribullet early in the morning & the kids then go swimming/toy-room wrecking/landscaping on the John Deere until about 11am. Then it’s brunch time!
Typical brunch for us is bacon, avocado smash with poached egg & chilli on toast of some description (sourdough if I make the market!). There’ll be sausages & pancakes for the kids too. I’ve posted my pancake recipe before and you can see it here.
Image via Pinterest
But I have gotten tired of standing over the hob flipping pancakes repetitvely, whilst the toast burns and the coffee gets cold. And I thought a waffle maker would be a great solution. What’s not to like really? You can put all the toppings from the pancakes on them, you can make them healthy & you do not have to stand over the waffle maker as it does its job.
Last Saturday’s brunch – I seriously need to get this foot heeled though!! I have subbed running for cooking. Oink! And yes, there is a corner missing off the toast/egg part – I ate it before I took the photo!!!!
Even better, if you make the waffles in batches you can pop them in the toaster to reheat them from the fridge or freezer a day or 2 later. Just pop them in a sealed box in the fridge or freeze them – great for after school or a lazy Sunday brunch!
I got the Andrew James Waffle maker which you can see here. I got it delivered to Parcel Motel.
Here is my favourite waffle recipe for now – they’re AWFULLY good waffles! Sorry #DadJoke
250 g Wholemeal spelt flour (can sub white spelt or plain white too)
7 g Baking Powder
20 g Coconut Sugar (can sub Caster sugar also – I just use coconut to attempt to make these healthier)
5 g Salt
475 ml milk of choice (almond or cows milk)
15 ml Coconut oil (or vegetable oil)
- Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl
- Combine all wet ingredients in jug and beat.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix until there are no lumps – do not beat or overtax as waffles may end up doughy.
- Preheat waffle maker & spray with oil – I use 1 cal spray*
- Pour batter into waffle maker and cook for 4 mins.
I love to serve these with Greek yoghurt, maple syrup, fruit (blueberries, bananas etc) & bacon. The kids like the more obvious choice…..Nutella, of course. I figure after swimming a bit of Nutella isn’t going to hurt anyone….is it?!
Yours, with a rumbling stomach now!!!,