These sweetly spiced sugar-free waffles are a great way to start the day.
150g (1 1/4 c) wholemeal flour
1tsp baking powder
2tbsp lucuma powder or brown sugar
2 chia “eggs” (1 egg = 1tbsp milled chia seeds mixed with 3tbsp water to form a gel)
1tsp vanilla bean paste
215ml almond milk or dairy-free milk of your choice
60g (4 tbsp) dairy-free margarine, melted
500g (about 1 pound) apples (pre coring), spiralised, grated or cut into thin strips
1tsp ground cinnamon
Mix the flour, baking powder and lucuma together in a large bowl.
In a separate bowl, mix the chia eggs and vanilla bean paste together. Add the almond milk a little at a time, stirring well, until it has combined with the chia mix.
Create a hole in the middle of the dry ingredients and slowly begin to pour in the chia mix, stirring constantly to form a batter. Be careful not to mix the batter any more than necessary – it doesn’t need to be completely smooth. Now add the melted butter and gently mix in.
Set the batter aside for ten minutes.
In the meantime, add the spiralised apple, cinnamon and water into a large pan. Heat over a medium high heat and simmer for ten minutes until the apples are soft.
Set the waffle maker to heat up.
Gently mix the apples into the waffle batter and scoop around a quarter (depending on the size of your waffle maker) of the mix onto the iron. Press and cook according to your machine and preference (I chose a medium setting).
Once cooked and golden brown, remove the waffle from the machine and place on a piece of kitchen paper to prevent it becoming soggy.
Repeat the process for each waffle.
Serve with plant-based honey, syrup or a caramel sauce.
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