MATCHA WAFFLES AND KIWI ROSES

Hello green breakfast perfection!

If you haven’t got a Swedish waffle iron already, you should go out and get one now because these matcha waffles need to be in your belly ASAP.

Swiss food blogThis recipe is a relatively healthy waffle recipe. It only uses egg whites and is entirely lactose free as it uses olive oil instead of butter or any other animal fat. Don’t be put off by the olive oil though, I swear you can’t taste it at all and honestly, out of all the waffle recipes I’ve tested or tweaked, this is by far my favourite. The basis of this recipe is actually from a family I used to babysit for in high school – I loved their waffles so much I have the quantities engraved in my mind!

The fact that this is healthier does mean I make these all the time but it makes eating waffles pretty much every weekend feel a little less naughty.

matcha waffles by Sofia ClaraHealthy lactose free matcha waffles, makes 5

  • 3 egg whites from 3 large eggs (use 4 egg whites if you’ve got small eggs)
  • 100ml olive oil
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 250g flour
  • 200ml water
  • 1/2 teaspoon matcha powder (this amount will give a very slight matcha taste – if you want a stronger taste, add a little more but be prepared for them to be a lot more green in colour)
  • 1 kiwi, blueberries, chia seeds and maple syrup to garnish

Start by whisking the eggs whites with an electric whisk until they form stiff peaks.

Mix the matcha power and flour together and sift to combine.

matcha recipesIn a separate bowl to the egg whites, whisk the olive oil and sugar together. Add the flour and water little by little, whisking until well combined.

Fold in the egg whites gently using a spatula until the whites are just combined and the batter is uniform.

crazy matcha recipesGrease the waffle iron with coconut oil or sunflower oil and make the waffles.

To make the kiwi rose, cut a kiwi in half length ways. Slice the kiwi into thin slices, discarding both rounded ends.

kiwi roseUse both hands to push the kiwi into a long line. You want all of the slices to be just slightly fanned out. Then, start spiralling the line of kiwi slices around each other starting with a tight coil in the middle of the rose.

how to make a kiwi roseAdd the other half of the kiwi on to the initial spiral and continue spiralling around until you get a full rose.

how to make kiwi rosesCarefully place the kiwi rose onto the matcha waffle, top with blueberries, a sprinkle of chia seeds and maple syrup.

matcha waffles and a kiwi roseAnd then you’re ready to dig in…after a million Instagram photos because you know, kiwi roses make for a pretty awesome food photo!

lactose free matcha waffles

how to make matcha wafflesAre you big on matcha powder? What are your favourite recipes using it?

And, most importantly, have you got yourself a waffle iron so you make these?!

Thanks for stopping by! See you soon for more homemade goodies. xS

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