Belgian Style Yeast Waffles

Belgian yeast waffles

Belgian Style Yeast Waffles…Perfect!!

Ingredients:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 ½ cups milk
2 eggs
5 tbsp olive oil or 6 tbsp melted butter
1 ½ tsp yeast (instant or dry)
¾ tsp salt
2 tbsp maple syrup or honey (optional)
1 tsp vanilla essence

Method:
If you are using dry yeast, warm ¼ cup water and add 1 tsp sugar and yeast.
When the yeast rises, mix all ingredients in a bowl and let it rest at room temperature for 1 hr. (reduce ¼ cup milk in this case)
If you are using active yeast, mix all ingredients and leave for 1 hr till bubbly.
You can cook the waffles at this time or refrigerate for the next day.
Brush little olive oil on the waffle iron before you make each batch.
Serve warm with drizzle of maple syrup or honey.

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Breakfast Frittata

No Oil Fritatta 2

Perfect lunch for weight watchers….mine:)

Ingredients:
½ cup capsicum slices (red, green and yellow or whatever you have on hand)
1 cup steamed broccoli, small pieces (even cauliflower tastes good)
1 egg
Salt and pepper
1 tsp olive oil

Method:
Heat oil and saute peppers and broccoli. Spread them on the pan and lower the heat.

No Oil Fritatta

Pour beaten egg with salt and pepper; make sure all veggies are covered.

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Cook covered for few minutes. Flip and cook for few minutes more.
Breakfast or lunch……..up to you.

Mini frittata

Mini broccoli frittata

Ingredients:
4 eggs
1 small onion chopped
½ cup green and red bell peppers chopped
½ cup black beans (optional)
½ cup broccoli florets steamed
Salt and pepper
1 pinch oregano
1 pinch red chilli flakes
Method:
Beat eggs with a fork.
Add the rest of the ingredients.
Adjust salt.
Preheat oven to 140 Celsius.
Pour into muffin pans and bake for 15-20 mins or till done.
Notes:
You can saute the vegetables first before adding to beaten egg.
You can make this in a pan on stove top. Cut into wedges and serve.

Healthy sweet potato pancake

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My kid’s favourite breakfast…pancakes. But as usual they have no clue what healthy stuff goes inside them. After all, all is fair in love and making picky eaters eat.

Ingredients:

1 cup all purpose or wheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 cup buttermilk
1 tbsp sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp nutmeg powder
1/2 medium size sweet potato cooked and mashed
1/4 tsp salt
Few butterscotch or chocolate chips
1 tbsp oat bran -optional
1 tbsp date syrup or honey -optional

Method:
Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg powder and salt in a large bowl.
Beat egg in another bowl. Add buttermilk and sweet potato and mix. (you can even use a blender to mix all but dont overmix)
Add wet to dry and mix with a whisk. The mixture will be little thick and not too runny.
Heat a non stick pan or tava and add little butter. Pour 2- 3 tbsp of pancake mixture onto the hot pan. Make 2 -3 pancakes at the same time, depending on the size you want. Add a few chips of your choic on top.
When the bubbles appear, flip it over and cook for a few seconds more.
Serve hot with any syrup or plain. Kids will enjoy.

Notes:
Add 1 tbsp extra sugar if you are not adding any add ins or toppings.
You can buy few sweet potatoes, clean, cut into big pieces, steam and freeze them.Defrost and use as necessary.
You can grate the cooked sweet potatoes if your kids dont mind. I blend all in a mixer.