Matcha green tea waffle
As there is no end to the creativity you can indulge in with waffle making, I embarked on a slightly more grown up tasting waffle. Matcha powder is not just for frothy lattes! It packs a really original flavour punch I very much enjoy adding to healthy baking. This recipe is refined sugar free and naturally gluten free thanks to using buckwheat flour. I enjoyed those waffles warm straight from the iron with frozen blueberries, toasted coconut, roasted hazelnuts and a drizzle of honey!
makes 6 waffles
200g buckwheat flour (naturally gluten free)
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate soda
2 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoon matcha green tea powder
2 large eggs
2 tablespoon honey
200ml almond milk (unsweetened)
2 tablespoons of coconut oil melted and cooled
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Prep time: 10mins
Cooking time: 8-10mins
- In a large mixing bowl, add all the dry ingredients and mix well.
- In a separate mixing bowl, add all the wet ingredients except the coconut oil and combine well.
- Slowly add the dry ingredients to the egg mixture and mix well.
- Now add the coconut oil and mix well until smooth.
- Grease the waffle maker's plates according to manufacturer's instructions and heat up.
- When ready, add a ladle of batter to the plate(s) and gently close the waffle maker.
- Cook for about 8-10mins or until waffles appear a little crispy.
- Repeat with remaining batter.
the health boost tip
These waffles make a perfect weekend breakfast or brunch item but can also be packed as a snack or lunchbox healthy treat.
They can also be enjoyed with friends as a delicious dessert served with a fruit salad, or a cheeky vanilla ice-cream and berries.
This recipe uses sprouted whole buckwheat flour from Rude Health. Buckwheat flour is a high fibre, high protein alternative to white flour. It is also higher in many essential vitamins and minerals than white flour.