WTF? Low Carb, Healthy Fat Waffles
The team behind the bestselling What the Fat?: Fat's In, Sugar's Out and What the Fast! have kindly shared an extract from their much-anticipated new book What the Fat? Recipes. Designed to make following a Low-Carb, Healthy-Fat lifestyle easy, these nourishing recipes embrace flavours from across the globe and tried-and-trusted household staples.
WTF Waffles recipe
A great breakfast option for a lazy Saturday or Sunday morning. If you don’t have a waffle iron, make these in a grill pan greased with plenty of oil or butter to prevent sticking. This recipe calls for four egg whites – What the Fat? Recipes contains other ideas calling for egg yolks so you never throw these nutritional superheroes away!
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 15 minutes
Energy 443 Cal
FOR THE WAFFLES:
4 egg whites
¾ cup milk (any type)
1 cup almond meal
1 tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp salt
1 Tbsp Natvia sweetener
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp coconut oil, melted
FOR THE TRIMMINGS:
1 Tbsp butter
2 bananas for sharing
(not too ripe)
4–6 rashers streaky (or other)
½ cup mascarpone
1 Pre-heat your waffle iron (or grill pan) until nice and hot.
2 In a large bowl, whisk together the egg whites, milk, almond meal, cinnamon, salt and sweetener. Add the baking powder and coconut oil and whisk until combined.
3 Spray or brush the waffle iron with oil. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions to add the right amount of mixture to the waffle iron. Cook for 2–3 minutes, until golden brown and firm. If you’re using
a grill pan, cook the waffles for about
two minutes on each side.
4 While the waffles cook, prepare the bananas. Heat the butter in a large frying pan over a medium heat until it starts to sizzle. Peel the bananas and cut in half lengthways. Place cut side down in the pan and cook for 2–3 minutes, until the surface is glazed and golden. The bananas will be soft at this stage, so carefully slide them onto a plate.
5 Return the pan to the heat and cook the bacon until it’s crispy (if using).
6 To serve, place the waffles onto plates and top with a banana half. Add some bacon and dollop on about 2 tablespoons of mascarpone per plate.
Vegetarian option: Leave out the bacon.
What the Fat? Recipes is the latest offering from the WTF? team: Professor Grant Schofield, whole-food dietitian Caryn Zinn and Michelin-trained chef Craig Rodger. LCHF typically stands for Low-Carb, High-Fat, but WTF? have renamed it Low-Carb, Healthy-Fat, to better reflect what it’s all about. While they suggest we eat more fat, the emphasis is on healthy sources of fat. LCHF is not a ‘diet’, but a way of life. This book teaches you all you need to know to reap the benefits of the LCHF lifestyle. What the Fat? Recipes, RRP$49.95, Blackwell & Ruth. Buy online here: BUY THE BOOK
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