January 20, 2023

Breakfast waffles

Breakfasts can still be fun and you do not have to eat like a pauper if you only have a small food budget.  Waffles are cheap to make and if you serve it with home grown or foraged fruit and homemade yoghurt this breakfast will cost very little. I managed to buy a waffle maker in a sale about 3 years ago, just after Christmas.  Like most gadgets I forget to use it some times, but this has become our treat breakfast once a week recently.

The recipe makes 6 waffles and they freeze well.  We just warm them up in the air fryer (or you could warm under the grill or in a toaster).  We usually serve them with compote made from foraged apples and brambles and some home made plain yoghurt.  Alternatively they could be served with cut up strawberries and yoghurt, with a cut up banana and yoghurt, with a sprinkle of icing sugar and maple or rosehip syrup, or you could even use them as a dessert and serve them with ice cream and a chocolate or caramel sauce.

If you want to switch them up to be even more special you could add some orange zest to the mixture, or add a spoon of cocoa and a little more sugar.  If you do not want to buy an electric waffle maker you can buy waffle moulds made out of metal or silicone that can be used in an oven or an air fryer.


1 egg

220g Self Raising flour

1 tsp baking powder

1 tbsp sugar

260 ml of milk

1 tsp vanilla essence

oil or melted butter to grease the waffle machine


  1.  Put the egg into the bowl.
  2.  Add the flour, baking powder and sugar and stir
  3.  Add the milk and vanilla essence and whisk with an electric mixer (if making by hand add the milk slowly)
  4. Heat the waffle machine
  5. Grease the waffle machine with butter or oil
  6. Transfer the contents of the bowl to a jug or use a ladle to place the batter into the waffle machine.
  7. Cook about 5 minutes until crispy and golden brown

I tend to batch bake my waffles and make a couple of lots of the recipe whilst the waffle maker is on and freeze them.  We take them out of the freezer the night before we need them and keep them in the fridge.

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  1. Kathryn January 21, 2023 at 7:04 am - Reply

    Now I’m searching for a waffle maker🤣. Thinking – savoury, herby, mix to have with bacon and egg or your ‘stretched beans’ 🤔😋

    • ToniG January 21, 2023 at 1:10 pm - Reply

      Good idea. Just leave the sugar out. I guess that they are a bit like a Yorkshire pudding.

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