We use a waffle maker to make our waffles, if you over fill them they make a horrible mess so I cook mine in batches and use small spoonfuls in each cavity. However you can also use a silicon waffle mould which is a lot cheaper and cook them in the oven, but the texture and overall outcome are different to being done in a machine and they taste much naughtier.
One little tip if using a machine, do NOT use frylight on the plates, dab a little oil on a piece of tissue and rub it over the plates before preheating, this keeps the plates clean and prevents them from being ruined by the frylight and makes it easier to clean.
Some recommended items from our kitchen to make our waffles…
- Either a waffle maker or a silicon waffle mould.
- We use a NUTRiBULLET to blend and mix a lot of our recipes, its easy to clean and store and affordable. Also great if you are into health and fitness and have lots of shakes and smoothies. Also great for making iced tea/coffee so is widely used and not just a kitchen ornament like a lot of appliances.
- Silicone whisks in varying sizes, much prefer silicone to metal as it rusts.
- Double sided dry and liquid measuring spoons for times when you need to measure both liquid and dry ingredients.
- Mixing bowls are always wanted in this household and these stackable ones save so much space in our cupboards.
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** DISCLAIMER: BAKING POWDER IS SYNNED AT 0.5 SYN PER TEASPOON, I PERSONALLY DO NOT SYN THE AMOUNT I USE IN THIS RECIPE BUT TO PROTECT YOUR OWN WEIGHT LOSS DO WHAT IS BEST FOR YOU.
Toffee Apple Waffles
- 45g Tesco raisin wheats – HexB or 7.5 syns
- 1 egg
- 2 teaspoons sweetener
- ¼ teaspoon baking powder**
- 1 teaspoon salted caramel flavouring
- 2 heaped tablespoons fat free greek yogurt (make sure its greek yogurt not greek style as the greek style is runnier and will give a different texture to the end result)
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground mixed spice
- 100g cooking apple – 1.5 syns
- Toffee sauce – syn accordingly***
- Toffee popcorn – syn accordingly***
- Ice-cream – syn accordingly***
- Preheat your waffle machine (or follow any instructions your machine provides).
- Blitz the fruit wheats in a blender, (don’t worry about the lumps of the fruit as that adds to the recipe keeping them chunky) and tip into a mixing bowl.
- Add the sweetener, cinnamon, mixed spice and baking powder and give a little stir.
- Whisk the egg and flavouring together until pale and fluffy, whisk in the yogurt and pour into the wheat mixture.
- Grate roughly 25g of the cooking apple into the mixture and stir through giving everything a good mix.
- Leave the mixture to stand for 5 minutes, the batter should go puffy and airated.
- Once the waffle machine is heated add a few spoonfuls into the machine and cook for 5-6 minutes (you may need to experiment here or follow instructions from your machine as they will all vary).
- Keep cooking your batter in batches being sure not to over fill to prevent leaking out the sides and wasted mixture.
- Meanwhile dice the remaining apple into small chunks and add to a saucepan with 3 tablespoons water, 1 teaspoon sweetener (add more if the apple is very tart), a sprinkle of ground mixed spice and a sprinkle of ground cinnamon and simmer on a low heat until softened.
- Once everything is cooked simply layer up your waffles with the stewed apple and drizzle over the toffee sauce, scatter the popcorn and add your ice cream.
- Grab a spoon and dig right in.
*** Please note that I have not included syn values for these items as syns vary considerably from brand to brand and the amount you wish to include on top of your waffles is down to each individual. I will however break down the syn values below for the toppings I had so you can see its possible to still have the extras and be on plan.
Toffee popcorn (I used 10g and when ran through the syn calculator was 2 syns, popcorn varies so much in syns so check the syn values before buying), Toffee sauce (I use the Clarks dreamy caramel dessert sauce you can find in Sainsburys and I weigh mine out to 8g for 1 syn), the ice cream in the photo was found in Aldi (6.5 syns) and was a salted caramel ice cream.