Multi-grain waffles with apple-raspberry sauce

Multi-grain waffles with apple-raspberry sauce


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About this recipe: The robust flavour of these waffles, made with wholemeal and buckwheat flours and linseed, is complemented by a sweet, tangy fruit sauce. The yield here is based on using a waffle iron or maker with two 10cm (4in) squares.

Norma MacMillan

Serves: 8 

  • 4 tbsp linseeds
  • 4 tbsp wholemeal flour
  • 4 tbsp buckwheat flour
  • 4 tbsp plain white flour
  • 2 tsp soft light brown sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 medium egg, separated
  • 225ml (8fl oz) buttermilk
  • 2 medium egg whites
  • For the sauce
  • 175ml (6fl oz) apple juice
  • 2 dessert apples, cut into 1cm (½in) chunks
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 125g (4½oz) fresh raspberries

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:25min 

  1. To make the sauce, bring the apple juice to the boil in a frying pan over a high heat and cook for 1 minute. Add the apples and simmer for 4 minutes or until just tender but still firm. Remove from the heat and leave to cool to room temperature. Stir in the vanilla extract and raspberries.
  2. Place the linseeds in a mini food processor or spice grinder and grind to a coarse meal. Transfer to large bowl and add the wholemeal flour, buckwheat flour, plain white flour, brown sugar, baking powder and salt. Stir to mix well.
  3. Combine the egg yolk and buttermilk in a small bowl. Whisk the 3 egg whites in a large bowl until stiff peaks form. Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and stir in the egg yolk mixture. Gently fold in the egg whites.
  4. Heat a nonstick waffle iron or maker and spray it with cooking spray or oil it lightly with oilive oil. Spoon the batter into the iron, spreading it gently. Close and cook for about 2 minutes or until golden brown and crisp. Serve the waffles warm with the apple-raspberry sauce.

Some more ideas

*You can make the waffles partially or completely in advance. For the former, mix the dry ingredients and freeze in a resealable plastic bag. Just before cooking, add the eggs and buttermilk as instructed in the recipe. Or prepare and cook the waffles, then cool them and wrap in foil. Refrigerate or freeze. At serving time, toast in a toaster or under the grill. You can also make the sauce in advance.
*Use fresh blueberries in place of raspberries.

Health points

Linseed oil is a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, which help reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. To make the linseeds' oil and fibre available to the body, the seeds need to be ground.

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