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Recipe: Toasted Oat, Hazelnut and Cacao Granola with Rosewater

The world really does not need another granola recipe. Every week I see a new recipe. It’s astonishing really, that we have not run out of combinations of oats, nuts and seeds.

So I never had granola on my list of possible recipes to test. Until, I wanted to enter the photography competition for the Eat Drink Blog Conference, which had a breakfast cereal theme. I came up with this quick recipe, using what I had, for the purposes of taking a photo – and then enjoyed eating the end product so much that I thought I should share it here after all! Continue reading

Sweet or Savoury Spiced Sweet Potato Waffles

I love waffles. What’s not to love? Slightly crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, fun to eat – with all those little grooves to catch the delicious toppings. As a parent I also like them because they’re easy to make. I don’t often have the patience for pancakes – all that flipping, and waiting around for bubbles to appear, while my children claw at my legs. So much standing around, and waiting, and being clawed at. The waffle iron, on the other hand, does all the work, which gives me time to do other things. Like eat waffles.

Sweet version of sweet potato waffles

I’ve written before about my love for sweet potato. I first came across its use in sweet dishes in Well Nourished’s Berry Nice Brownies, and I also developed a recipe for Sweet Potato Pancakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese and Candied Pecans. But these Sweet or Savoury Spiced Sweet Potato Waffles are my new favourite. I’ve been testing them out for weeks, much to the delight of my boys (husband included!), including trying out gluten-free and dairy-free variations, which are included at the end of the recipe. They are versatile and complement sweet and savoury toppings. Eat them for breakfast, lunch, or dinner! The waffles are completely sweetener-free, as I prefer to add sweetness to the toppings. Continue reading

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