Crispy Muesli Waffles made with a special ingredient!
Waffles have always intrigued me. My kids used to buy them from one of our favourite cafe's when they where young and they loved them. Me being me and wanting the healthify everything that they ate so they could enjoy them at home have worked for years on perfecting and delicious crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside Belgian Waffles. I think I've finally done it and now I want to share it with you.
These delicious waffles can be made in any waffle maker but I have to be honest and tell you that if you really want Wow factor you'll have to spend some money on a good one. I finally relented and purchased the Breville Smart Waffle after I was advised by one of my Instagram friends Dontpanic.its.organic that it was the best. She was right, it's the best! I haven't had failure yet, it's amazing and all of the waffles I've made have been grain free, gluten free, Paleo and lots of vegan versions as well. The addition of the aquafaba I think helps to create the crispness, along with the coconut oil it just seems to work.
I served the waffles while warm with a Peach and Loquat Jam I made last week. Both the peaches and loquats are from trees on our property. For this recipe I used up the last of the fruit as both trees have finally finished fruiting. Sadly!! I've made so many things with both fruits. It's been my first year as we only purchased our new place last year and I have to say it's been so much fun being able to cook and create with fruit straight out of our backyard. Lots more of this ahead I'm sure as we've planted more fruit tree and the veggie garden is in the process of being expanded from 2 garden beds to about 6-8 depending on how many we can fit it.
Peach and Loquat Jam
Recipe by: Karen Kitto
Makes: Approximately 2 large jars
You will need:
2 large sterilised jars
1 large pot for simmering
1 kg fresh loquats
1 kg fresh peaches
3/4 cup pitted dates
3/4 cup coconut sugar
1 tsp vanilla paste
Wash all fruit then de-pip the loquats and peaches.
Add all of the fruit to a large pot with the dates, sugar and vanilla then turn to medium heat and stir occasionally until the juices come out of the fruit and it starts to boil.
Turn the heat to low so that it is gently simmering.
Allow to simmer for 1 - 1 1/2 hours or until all of the fruit is soft and mushy.
Turn off the heat and allow the mixture to cool for about 1/2 hour before gently blending to create a thick jam with a little bit of texture. If you like your jam smooth then blend until smooth. Chunky jam, just a quick pulse will do.
Pour into the sterilised jars and seal the lids while it is warm. This will create a vacuum seal so that they can be stored until needed.
Grab the Muesli Waffle recipe here
Most of all ... Enjoy!
Don't forget to check out the Muesli Waffle recipe as well. It's great with the jam!