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Charlie’s Zucchini and Spinach Waffles

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Vegetable waffles? It’s a thing! If you’re wondering how to get kids to eat vegetables, wonder no more – this waffle recipe is JUST what you need. Smothered in a chocolate sauce, they’re a total treat – plus only take 15 minutes to make.

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Charlie’s Zucchini and Spinach Waffles

PREP TIME
5 minutes
COOK TIME
10 minutes
SERVES
2
Ingredients

150g (5 oz) green zucchini, grated

½ tsp sea salt

100g (3.5 oz) spinach leaves, chopped

2 whole eggs, beaten

½ cup self-raising flour

½ cup oat milk

icing sugar (confectioners’ sugar), to dust

 

Chocolate sauce

100g (3.5 oz) dark chocolate

1 tbsp maple syrup, plus extra to drizzle

Steps
Step 1

Preheat waffle iron to around 160C/320F. For the chocolate sauce, place chocolate and maple syrup into a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds. Check, then repeat for a further 30 seconds until it becomes glossy and runny. Give everything a good mix, then set aside until waffles are ready.

Step 2

Place a colander into a large bowl, then line with a cheesecloth, large piece of muslin or a teatowel. Now add the grated zucchini on top of the cloth. Sprinkle over some salt and allow to sit for 2 minutes to draw some of the water out.

Step 3

Fold up the cheese cloth and give the zucchini a good squeeze to remove as much excess water as possible.

Step 4

In another large clean mixing bowl, place flour, zucchini, spinach, eggs and oat milk. Mix together all of the ingredients until just combined.

Step 5

Using a ⅓ cup measure, scoop waffle mix onto waffle maker hot plate. Close the lid of the waffle machine and cook for 5-7 minutes or until crispy and golden brown. Once cooked, remove and transfer to a serving plate. Spoon over some chocolate sauce, drizzle some extra maple syrup and dust a sprinkling of icing sugar. Now tuck in!

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Notes:

– Don’t have a waffle maker at home? No worries! This mix also works great as pancakes.

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