I have been asked to develop a few recipes using the new Kellogg’s Special K Oats & Honey variant and thought to add it to waffles. It gives them a lovely whole-wheat flavour, and turns them into a delicious breakfast treat.
Waffles definitely need a topping, and these caramelised apples work nicely. If however you prefer a healthier option, simply poach apples (or pears) in water or fruit juice (about 1/2 cup) until cooked through. Fresh slices of fruit such as banana are also fabulous, as well as berries.
Serve with fat-free yoghurt or a drizzle of maple syrup or honey.
Add a cup of Special K Oat & honey cereal to your waffle batter. You can use a ready-mix waffle product or make up a batch using this recipe.
With this recipe, the batter needs to be mixed carefully and lightly to prevent the waffles from becoming too tough.
- 100g butter
- 2 cups / 240g flour
- 2 t /10ml baking powder
- 2ml salt (pinch)
- 1 T Sugar
- 3 eggs separated
- 400ml milk
- 1 cup of Kellogg’s Special K Honey & Oat cereal
Melt the butter to just melting point on the stove or in the microwave. Separate the eggs and beat the egg whites. Beat the yolks with the milk. Add all the dry ingredients into a bowl, mix and make a well in the middle. Pour the melted butter and egg/ milk mixture into the well and mix briefly to combine (can use a whisk). Add the beaten egg whites and briefly stir through to combine. Mix in the cereal lightly and heat a waffle iron and spray lightly with a cooking spray. Scoop out about 3 dessert spoons full of mix into the middle of the waffle iron and close.
The waffles are done when they are golden brown and slip off the iron easily.
Caramelised apple recipe: (enough to top 4 waffles)
- 2 apples cored, quartered and then sliced into 8 – 12 wedges
- 1 T butter
- 3 T brown sugar
Heat the butter in a small pot over a medium heat add the apples and allow to cook with for about 4 minutes stirring regularly. Add the sugar and allow this to become a caramel in the butter and continue to cook the apples until they soften and start to brown. Remove from the heat and serve these warm on top of the waffles.
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