Whether it is for breakfast or dessert – these Syn Free Classic Belgian Waffles are delicious
I moved to Canada back in 2008 and fast became accustomed to pancakes or waffles for breakfast with maple syrup. So one thing that was important to me on my Slimming World journey was a low syn pancake recipe I could enjoy without blowing my daily syn allowance.
So back in 2009 my Low Syn American Pancakes recipe was born and boy is it a good one, the pancakes are light fluffy and really yummy.
Since I posted that recipe, many similar pancakes recipes followed. There are even some other ones on here, such as:
- Red Velvet Pancakes
- Pumpkin Pancakes
- Chocolate Pancakes
- Crepe Style Pancakes
- Cottage Cheese Pancakes
- Mini Chocolate Banana Pancakes
Then from there also came the following waffles recipes:
My first purchase was a traditional waffles iron like this Belgian Waffle Maker on Amazon. I love it’s traditional round shape which is perfect for waffles for breakfast. This mixture for this recipe will pretty much fill the whole waffle maker if you have one of those shaped waffle makers.
I have since upgraded to a new waffle maker, which makes traditional square shaped Belgian Waffles like this Andrew James Belgian Waffle Maker.
A temperature control, might seem unnecessary, but it really does come in handy if you are going to be using it for different things. For example, when doing hash brown waffles I use a high temp, but for these Syn Free Belgian waffles, I use a low/medium temp. I also prefer the square shape waffle. But really a waffle is a waffle whatever shape you have.
However the mix for my American Style Pancakes is not the right consistency to work in the waffle iron, so I was a little disappointed I couldn’t use that mix to make waffles and so bought some silicone waffle molds. But have to say I hated them, the smell from the silicone when baking, tends to scent everything with a horrid taste and I stopped using silicone bakeware for that reason.
So it was back to the waffle iron for making waffles using my recipes above.
However, I was determined to get my pancake recipe to work in the waffle iron, so made a couple of small adjustments, mainly using only one egg and a little less yoghurt and viola!! – perfect Classic Belgian Waffles. These are seriously yummy, served with fresh fruit and a drizzle of maple syrup – hey you know me and my maple syrup. I do live in Canada after all. We have maple syrup on literally everything.
It’s important to finely blitz the oats for these Classic Belgian Waffles. I use my Nutri Ninja Blender with Auto IQ (click to see me on amazon). This blender is amazing. The auto iq technology feature, mean it blends to a set pattern, depending on what it is your are making.
I know I have seen a few comments that some are worried that blending oats is a tweak, but it really isn’t. Oats are a measured Healthy Extra B Allowance, so there is no possible way to over consume these, you can’t go over the allowance you are allowed each day unless of course you are going to syn any extra and blitzing them doesn’t change their filling power.
For the flavouring I added a teeny bit of almond extract, but you really can use any flavouring you like – cinnamon, vanilla, coconut etc to compliment whatever you are serving with them.
To keep these Classic Belgian Waffles free from artificial sweeteners, I like to use plain yoghurt, I don’t use a flavoured yoghurt, I just add a little bit of sukrin: 1 (a natural sweetener with no aftertaste) and that is perfectly enough. I find flavoured fat free yoghurts, can give these a weird taste and you want them to taste like waffles, right?
- 40g (1.5oz) of oats
- 3/4 tsp of baking powder
- 1/4 cup (60ml) of fat free plain Yoghurt
- 3/4 tbs of sukrin:1 (or another sweetener of your choice)
- 1/2 tsp of almond extract (or can use different extracts for flavour)
- 1 large egg
- spray oil
- Heat waffle iron (low temp is if has a temperature control on it)
- Add the oats to a blender and blitz till fine
- Mix in the baking powder
- Add the yoghurt, egg, sukrin: 1 and almond extract and mix to combine.
- Spray waffle iron with spray oil
- Pour in the mix evenly, close and cook till waffles are golden.
- Remove, serve with sides of choice
- I served mine with fruit and maple syrup
This recipe is gluten free, vegetarian, Slimming World and Weight Watchers friendly
- Extra Easy - 1 HEb per serving
- Green/Vegetarian - 1 HEb per serving
- Original - 1 HEb per serving
- WW Smart Points - 7
- Gluten Free - use gluten-free oats and baking powder
Add 2 syns if serving with 1 tbs of maple syrup and fruit.
This waffle mix will pretty much fill the all compartments of a round waffle maker, if using a square waffle maker like I have, the mix will fill about 2 to 3 compartments.
I do not syn the baking powder, as it less than 0.5 syns for the amount used.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1 (no toppings)
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 252 Total Fat: 8.2g Saturated Fat: 2.2g Cholesterol: 186mg Sodium: 460mg Carbohydrates: 27g Fiber: 3.6g Sugar: 2.3g Protein: 16.7g
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