It's no secret that I love to cook. I have been keen on it ever since I was tall enough to see over the kitchen bench.
My earliest memory of cooking is attempting to bake a cake in the microwave with my neighbor, Yasmin. I was about 10 at the time and Mum and Dad were down for a nap when they heard the snap, crackle and pop of a metal cake tin in the microwave. Lesson learned.
Fortunately my culinary skills are sharper these days. I am still a fan of shortcuts, but a savvier (and safer) cook than I used to be.
Today, I am blogging about my favorite breakfast recipe: vanilla-scented waffles. I invented this recipe one Sunday morning when I was staring at a relatively barren fridge. It's become one of my favorite healthy breakfast recipes, and a go-to on weekdays when I am dashing out the door.
It contains a nice balance of carbohydrate (waffles), protein (yogurt) and fruit, as well as a serving of bone-building calcium. It tastes decadent, yet it's still surprisingly light and fresh for something traditionally on the heavier side.
- 4 Frozen toaster waffles (I used Trader Joe's Gluten-Free)
- 2c Vanilla Greek yogurt
- 1c Fresh fruit or frozen berries
- Toast the waffles in the toaster until golden.
- Distribute spoonfuls of vanilla Greek yogurt over the waffles.
- Slice fresh fruit into thin slices. If you are using frozen berries, blitz in microwave for 30s- 1 minutes until warm.
- Arrange the slices of fruit on top of the yogurt, or drizzle the warm berry sauce over the top.
- Top with a drizzle of honey.