For the waffles

  • 300g plain flour
  • 2 tbsp light brown sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • ½ tsp orange zest
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves
  • 75g unsalted butter, melted
  • 300ml full-fat milk
  • 250g sweet potato, pureed
  • 5 egg whites and one egg yolk
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil

For the apple cider syrup and rosemary roasted apple topping

  • 200g light brown sugar, plus 2½ tbsp light brown sugar
  • 1 large rosemary sprig, leaves only
  • 4 apples, cored and cut into quarters
  • 450ml dry apple cider
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean extract
  • 2 sticks cinnamon
  • 100g thick Greek yogurt


For the waffles

  1. 1

    Preheat your waffle maker. Combine all the dry ingredients in a medium bowl and the melted butter, milk, sweet potato and egg yolk in a separate large bowl. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture and stir together until smooth.

  2. 2

    Beat the egg whites until stiff. Gently fold into the batter in 3 parts until combined. The batter should be thick but still able to move. Lightly brush your waffle maker with the oil. Using a ladle, pour in enough batter to fill and then bake for 8 minutes. They should be risen and golden brown. Remove and keep warm in a low temp oven until needed.

For the topping

  1. 1

    Preheat the oven to 200°C/gas mark 6. Combine the 2½ tbsp sugar and rosemary leaves in a bowl, then add the apples, tossing together until coated. Spread in a single layer on a medium rimmed baking sheet and then bake, turning halfway through, for 20-25 minutes until tender but still retaining bite.

  2. 2

    As the apples bake, start on your cider syrup. Add the cider, 200g light brown sugar, vanilla extract and cinnamon sticks along with a pinch of sea salt to a medium saucepan. Cook on low until the sugar has dissolved. Bring to a gentle boil for 10-15 minutes until the mixture has reduced to about half and thickened. Remove from the heat and leave to cool slightly.

  3. 3

    Serve the waffles piled with the roasted apples and warm cider syrup and a dollop of Greek yogurt.

Nutritional Details

Each serving provides
  • Energy 2525kj 603kcal 30%
  • Fat 16.4g 23%
  • Saturates 8.2g 41%
  • Sugars 56.0g 62%
  • Salt 2.0g 33%

% of the Reference Intakes

Typical values per 100g: Energy 846kj/202kcal

Each serving provides

94.0g carbohydrate 4.0g fibre 12.9g protein

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