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Waffle on, waffle on…….

Posted on August 29, 2014 by in baked goods, vegetarian

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Waffle is just awesome bread, said John Green.

Waffle is important! “We need to remember what’s important in life: friends, waffles, work. Or waffles, friends, work. Doesn’t matter, but work is third.” ― Leslie Knope  Just a silly quote I found on the internet. What I do remember though is our annual trips to Cape Town while growing up in Ceres. My oh my, it was such a treat and we used to save every penny we could lay our hands on just to spend it all at the factory shops. The factory shops that I now know were not at all cheaper, we just fell for the marketing scam called “Factory Shop prices”!
During the day, we would stop at a Milky Lane. Although all the ice-cream treats were so tempting, the waffles seemed more buck for your money, if we did not have enough money, we could even share, it was that big. Oh and the selection of sauces where just such a luxury for this country kid! My mom did not have a waffle iron, the closest we came to that was a Snackwich machine and it wasn’t even close. So our Milky Lane trips to have a waffle will stay with me forever.


While I borrowed my friend’s waffle iron ( yes, I still don’t have my own) to make the gluten-free Banana Waffles, I played around a bit and decided to make a savory version, but a waffle that is good for you, not the syrupy version of my childhood!

Seeing that we are trying so desperately trying  to stay away from the bad carbs, I saw the butternut lurking in the vegetable basket and decided to give it a go. Well, I was pleasantly surprised when mu plan worked, but more so when my family finished all the butternut waffles.


Butternut Waffles

makes 8 waffles


250 g cooked butternut

5 ml salt

2 eggs

500 ml self raising flour

5 ml baking powder

Place all the ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth and creamy.

Heat the waffle iron and brush the grids with butter.

Spoon some of the mixture on the grids and close the waffle iron as per normal. When golden brown, serve with a delicious mushroom and blue cheese sauce.

Cook’s Notes

– I find that roasting the butternut, gives more flavor and also results in dryer butternut than cooking it

When banting, do the following:

– replace self raising with

– 500 ml almond flour – or a mixture between almond four and coconut flour

– add 15 ml physilium husks


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One Response to “Waffle on, waffle on…….”

  1. Peabody (Culinary Concoctions by Peabody) 4 September 2014 at 2:00 am #

    Oh butternut waffles…they look wonderful.

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