Savoury waffles with spinach and matcha
Okay how pretty are these vibrant spinach/matcha waffles? Haha I know some will think it looks weird with green waffles, but I love that they are so colourful. As I always say – eat the rainbow! I love eating as colourful as possible and by that I mean that I love to include as much fruit, greens and veggies in my diet as possible! I have to admit that I am not as good at getting enough greens and veggies as I am with fruit though. I feel like i am not as creative with greens and veggies, which makes them less fun to eat, but I have given myself a little challenge in January (and hopefully for good) to be more creative with veggies and greens in order to find more joy in eating them and to up my intake.
These colourful waffles are one of my favourite new ways to add some extra greens to my meals, they’re so delicious and easy to make and the best part is that you can store the leftover waffles in the fridge and either eat them cold or re-heat them the next day for an easy lunch.
The recipe is without any herbs or spices as I wanted to keep it simple, so the waffles would be suited for whatever toppings you have in mind, but they taste absolutely amazing with added fresh herbs and spices as well! Just add whatever flavours you think would go well with how you want to serve the waffles or keep them simple and mild in flavour like I did with these and let the toppings bring the extra flavour boosts. I topped my waffles with herb cream cheese, spinach, salmon and avocado, so yum!
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Ingredients – yields 6 waffles as pictured:
4 tablespoons skyr or greek yoghurt
1/3 + 1/3 cup buckwheat flour
1-2 teaspoons matcha
3 large handfuls spinach
1 tablespoon coconut oil
Sea salt + pepper
1/3 teaspoon baking powder
Optional: You can add your herbs and spices of choice as well.
Simply add all the ingredients to a blender and pulse until you have a smooth waffle batter. Pour the batter into a heated waffle iron (grease it with a little coconut oil first if needed), cooking time depends on your waffle iron, but keep an eye on them so they do not get too much and loose their gorgeous green color. When the waffles are done I like to let them rest for a couple of minutes on a rack to let them firm up/crisp up a little before serving. Add your toppings of choice and serve – I served mine with herb cream cheese, spinach, smoked salmon and avocado, so good!!