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.
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
100g (3.5 oz) dark chocolate
1 tbsp maple syrup, plus extra to drizzle
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.
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.
Fold up the cheese cloth and give the zucchini a good squeeze to remove as much excess water as possible.
In another large clean mixing bowl, place flour, zucchini, spinach, eggs and oat milk. Mix together all of the ingredients until just combined.
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!
– Don’t have a waffle maker at home? No worries! This mix also works great as pancakes.