Give mundane breakfasts the boot, and try out this simple and easy gluten-free Oaty Waffles alternative instead!
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It sets you up for the day ahead, gives you the burst of energy that's so important to get going, and recharges your batteries.
It can also be the one meal that we seriously overlook!
We all make lovely meals for dinner, often go out for lunch, but totally neglect the very first meal of the day.
More often than not, we get into a rut of the 'same old cereal' or a classic bowl of porridge - but even this is easy to jazz up, with various fruits and additional toppings of chia seed/ ground nut (if you can tolerate them) and so on. Or how about the Overnight Oats that we shared as part of the meal plan?
So, for the final instalment of our IBS Awareness Month meal planner, I thought I would share one of my go to recipes that I've given a little twist to.
When it comes to special breakfasts, pancakes are always a winner, as is French Toast, but what about waffles? They are ridiculously quick to make, and the mixture can even be made the night before to be even quicker.
They are so easy to make from scratch, and taste delicious!
For these beauties, I've used Free From Fairy flour, simply because it's the only flour I now use. Not only is it the worlds first rice free gluten-free flour, it's also nutritious too. Perfect for those of us looking to get a good balance in our diets.
I've also used my favourite a2 Milk™as it is kinder on my tummy than 'normal' milk. For any of you wondering whether dairy could be causing issues with your IBS symptoms, then I really recommend trying out a2 Milk™ as it has helped me immensely! If you want to find out more about a2 Milk and the science behind it, take a look here.
Now back to waffles!
For this particular recipe, I chose to use bananas and blueberries, but you can top with any fruit for a lovely variation.
You will need:
- 8oz (230g) Free From Fairy self-raising gluten-free flour
- 2.5oz (70g) gluten-free porridge oats
- 1tsp baking powder
- 2 eggs/ x2 egg replacer (made up)
- 12.5fl oz (360ml) a2 Milk™
- 2.5fl oz (75ml) vegetable oil/ melted coconut oil
- 1tbsp caster sugar
- 2-3 drops vanilla essence
Pour the a2 Milk™ into the bowl, along with the caster sugar and vanilla essence, and stir quickly to combine – this will help to prevent lumps!
Then carefully stir in the oil, and leave to settle for around 10 minutes.
Cook in a waffle maker, according to the instructions. (NB: If you don’t have a waffle maker, using a griddle pan that is lightly greased will give a similar effect)
Place the cooked waffles on a plate, with some fresh fruit and a drizzle of maple syrup or honey.
We're giving you the chance to win some of the products we have used when putting together the recipes for the IBS Awareness Month Meal Planner, including:
- Free From Fairy – self raising gluten-free flour
- Free From Fairy – plain gluten-free flour
- Perkulatte – sample of 3 coffee blends
- Tesco free from pasta
- Tesco free from breadcrumbs
- Tesco free from porridge oats
- Schwartz gluten-free recipe mix collection (8 sachets)
- Vouchers from a2 Milk™ for 1 month supply
- a2 Milk™ squeezy cow
- a2 Milk™ milk jug as featured in our video
All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is to answer this simple question by commenting on this blog post:
Question: Which recipe would you add to the meal plan and why?
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