1.Griddle-pan blw waffles are not as complicated as they sound.
2. Jamie Oliver is like brussel sprouts – you either like him or you don’t.
Keep these two in mind as you read along.
First, let me crush that myth of needing a waffle maker to make waffles. We are not purists here, we are moms trying to cook something quick and healthy without any additional kitchen gadgets beyond what we already have.
This being said, grab that griddle pan or any pan that looks like a grill and get cooking!
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Now, Jamie Oliver… I used to not like him very much, mainly because all the recipes that I was looking at had these weird ingredients I could not imagine buying. So I gave up on him.
But recently, I think he’s been switching gears a lot and cooking more down-to-earth stuff, with normal ingredients I keep in the pantry.
And I also learned to take the courage to leave stuff out and not follow his recipes to the letter. We are not purists, we are moms. We ain’t got time for saffron, mint, pinch of nutmeg and whatnot.
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This baby led weaning waffle recipe, though, is so simple and versatile, you can serve it for breakfast with yogurt and fruits on top, or for lunch or dinner, with scrambled eggs and avocado. Or anything that you fancy (or better, what your baby or toddler fancies, since it’s mainly about them we’re talking on this blog here).
Just don’t use bacon or maple syrup, as Jamie suggests (remember the courage part?). The bacon too high in salt for the little ones and frying it makes it even worse. And the maple syrup is too sweet. So no good.
So what’s in these griddle-pan blw waffles?
Well, you’ve got eggs (protein), milk (dairy), flour (the cereal group), baking powder and butter. So if you top them all with fruit, you get 4 food groups in one go (read my blog post about food groups here).
I always try to cover as many food groups at main meals as I can, even though sometimes I am happy just to serve meat/fish/egg with a side dish.
So mamas, read on for the instructions. Let me know what combinations you used for your little ones and remember to pin this recipe for later and share the love on social media. I am on Pinterest and Instagram if you want to follow me and the blog.
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|Prep Time||10 minutes|
|Cook Time||17 minutes|
- 2 eggs
- 300 ml milk full fat
- 225 g flour
- 3-4 tsp baking powder
- 100 g butter unsalted, melted and cooled + 1 tsp extra
- Crack the eggs into a bowl then add the milk and whisk to combine. Then add the flour and baking powder and whisk some more.
- Add the cooled melted butter, but be careful not to over-stir it. Just mix until incorporated, otherwise waffles might be tough.
- Heat your griddle pan over high heat. As soon as it's heated up, drop the extra teaspoon of butter and move it around so that it covers the whole surface neatly when melted.
- As soon as the butter melts, pour the whole waffle mixture in, and spread it around to fill the pan evenly.
- Lower heat to medium-low and cook the waffle for 6 minutes, or until brown on the bottom.
- Flip and cook on the other side for another 6 minutes, until golden and cooked through. Don't worry if you can't flip in perfectly like a pancake. Mine broke up too, but I just went with the rustic look. 🙂
- For the extra crunchiness, keep cooking the waffle for a few more minutes on each side. Serve with your toppings of choice (yogurt and fruits; egg and avocado, etc).