Recipe: Wholemeal Carrot & Apple Waffles

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These waffles are super simple, and perfect for a weekend family breakfast. They are also perfect cut up as finger foods.

Ingredients:

Makes 4-6 waffles

  • 1-2 carrots, peeled and grated (90g approx.)
  • 1 apple, peeled, cored and grated (90g approx.)
  • 80g plain flour
  • 80g wholemeal flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 300ml organic semi skimmed milk
  • 80g unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 organic eggs
  • Vegetable oil, for cooking

Directions:

  • Preheat the oven to 140°C
  • In a bowl combine: grated apple, grated carrot, plain flour, wholemeal flour and baking powder
  • Separate the eggs and beat the egg whites, until forming soft peaks
  • Add the yolks, milk and melted butter to the other ingredients; finally fold through the beaten eggs yolks
  • Let the batter rest for 5 mins
  • Switch on your waffle pan and follow the instructions, until it is at temperature and ready for cooking the waffles
  • Open the waffle iron and grease the plates with a little vegetable oil, then add the batter, being careful not to overfill the iron
  • Close and cook the waffles. In my waffle iron this takes roughly 5 minutes, remove with a spatula to a lined tray and pop in the oven to keep warm (this also helps the waffles stay lovely and crisp)
  • Repeat the process until all the waffle mixture has been used up, then serve with any toppings of your choice! For smaller children you can cut into strips, which are easy to grip

Why not also try different flavour combinations to mix it up? Here are a few suggestions:

  • grated apple and cinnamon 
  • spinach and cheese 
  • sweetcorn with chopped herbs (eg. chives and parsley)

 

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Modern Baby, Toddler and Family Food, by Miriam Cooper

Miriam is a mum of one little girl, they live in London

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