Hearty Buckwheat Waffles with Strawberries

You will need

60 ml (2 fl oz / 1/4 cup) melted coconut oil, plus 1 tablespoon for the waffle iron
375 ml (13 fl oz / 11/2 cups) Almond Milk, shop-bought or home-made (see page 139)
200 g (7 oz / 11/3 cups) buckwheat flour
3 tablespoons cacao powder
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 vanilla pod (bean), scraped,
or 1/2 teaspoon ground vanilla pod pinch of salt

To serve

230 g (8 oz / 1 cup) Coconut Yoghurt, shop-bought or home-made
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
1 tablespoon maple syrup, plus extra for drizzling
1/2 vanilla pod (bean), scraped, or 1/2 teaspoon ground vanilla pod
Handful of fresh fruit
Micro herbs and edible flowers (optional)


1. Start by heating the coconut oil in a pan on medium heat with the almond milk.

2. Place all the remaining waffle ingredients, including the melted coconut oil and almond milk, into a bowl and mix well.

3. Heat up the waffle iron and dab or brush with coconut oil. I use the small waffle iron where the waffles come out looking like a four-leaf clover. Ladle some of the batter mixture into the iron and cook until super crispy.

4. While the waffles are cooking, pimp up the coconut yoghurt with lemon zest, maple syrup and the vanilla, stirring to combine.

5. Once the waffles have been cooked, serve with a dollop of the coconut yoghurt, fruits, micro herbs and edible flowers, if using, and drizzle with maple syrup.

Recipe taken from Happy Food: Fast, fresh, simple vegan, Hardie Grant (UK), RRP: £20, by Bettina Campolucci Bordi