5 Wholesome Recipes For Your Waffle-Maker

Waffle-makers are a superb gadget – not only because they make amazing, hearty waffles (savoury & sweet), but they’re also super flexible in what they can make. I’m talking omelettes, brownies, falafel – you name it, whatever you can whip up into a batter can be made into a waffle – FACT.

Related posts: Healthy Low Sugar Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

Take a look at my top 5 recipes that you can make with your waffle iron. Choose any which you know won’t cause you an IBS flare-up & you’re good to go! All recipes make 2 waffles 🙂

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Healthy Gluten-Free Recipes: Vegan Spicy Tofu Burger

Perfect for vegans, celiacs, and those with other digestive ailments, these spicy tofu burgers are a lighter choice than a regular burger and are protein-rich, full of fibre and contain no meat.

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Unless you’re in a fancy restaurant, finding a good tofu burger which isn’t sloppy is very hard to come by. So making your own is always a safe choice – especially because it’s a hell of a lot cheaper and a whole lot more satisfying.

Some people enjoy their tofu burgers with a homemade barbecue sauce, but I always find these are too sweet and sticky for something that’s already packed with flavour. Instead, I add sautéed onions to highlight the taste rather than mask it.

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I’m not a vegetarian or a vegan, but I love making these tofu burgers because they’re chewy, yummy and full of flavour which is normally overpowered by over-processed meats. So give this delicious vegan tofu burger and never miss meat again!

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp good quality sunflower oil
  • 2 white onions, chopped
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 16oz tofu
  • 50g almond flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • Pepper (to taste)

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 200c
  2. Heat half of the oil in a frying pan and brown the tofu for 20-25 minutes.
  3. Sautee the onions in the remaining oil in a separate pan and fry for 4-5 minutes.
  4. Stir in the cumin, turmeric and fry for a further 2 minutes.
  5. Pop the tofu onto gluten-free flatbreads or pitta breads and decorate the patties with the spicy onion mix.

You can also give these other meat-free burger recipes a go: Tofu Burger, Lentil Burger, Black Bean Burger, Beetroot Burger & Broccoli Burger!

Healthy Gluten-Free Recipes: Vegan Chickpea Burgers

Perfect for vegans, celiacs, and those with other digestive ailments, these chickpea burgers are a lighter choice than a regular burger and are protein-rich, full of fibre and contain zero tahini.

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It’s easy to give in to a burger when you’re out for lunch. Burgers are filling, cheap and damned right tasty, but if you’re a Celiac or you struggle with big, stodgy meaty dishes, sometimes a burger can be a pathway to digestive hell.

I’m not a celiac, but I am prone to digestive problems immediately after consuming large quantities of salty, meaty products. So to be safe, a lot of the time I opt for the veggie burgers. Whilst I’m very happy they provide a burger that I can eat, sometimes I am a little underwhelmed with the end product. Usually under-seasoned and over-sweetened, with a lot to be desired on the ‘get your money’s worth’ front, I’m typically not satisfied with restaurants and their offerings.

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This isn’t to say I dislike veggie burgers, rather I very much enjoy them. But I do prefer them when they’re homemade, when they’re properly thought out like a normal burger, and aren’t just a ‘pity’ burger choice on a menu.

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp good quality sunflower oil
  • 2 white onions, chopped
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • A good handful of basil
  • 800g chickpeas, drained & rinsed
  • 50g almond flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 50g ground cashew nuts
  • Pepper (to taste)

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Method

  1. Heat half of the oil in a frying pan and fry the onion for 4-5 minutes.
  2. Stir in the cumin, turmeric and basil and fry for a further 2 minutes.
  3. In a food processor add half the chickpeas, all of the flour and the onion mix until a paste.
  4. Add the remaining chickpeas and cashews. Pulse so the texture is grainy, adding in the remaining oil.
  5. Spoon the mixture into 8 patties and fry on each side for 5 minutes or until they start to crisp on the sides.
  6. Serve on gluten-free flatbreads or pitta breads.

You can also give these other meat-free burger recipes a go: Tofu Burger, Lentil Burger, Black Bean Burger, Beetroot Burger & Broccoli Burger!