French Toast Waffles with Berry Compote

It’s safe to say this is one of my favourite breakfasts – ever. Not only is this recipe super easy to make, it is so delicious, wholesome and you will be filled up for hours. No more super-rich stodgy French toast, leaving you feeling like a slug. This healthy version is light, fresh and will have your tummy feeling nourished and happy!

French Toast Waffles with Berry Compote

Serves 4
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 40 minutes



130 g (4 ½ oz/1 cup) buckwheat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon stevia
250 ml (8. fl oz/1 cup) plant-based milk
60 ml (2 fl oz/ ¼ cup) maple syrup

French toast mix

400 ml (13. fl oz) tin coconut cream
60 ml (2 fl oz/ ¼ cup) plant-based milk
60 ml (2 fl oz/ ¼ cup) maple syrup

Berry compote

155 g (5. oz/1 cup) mixed berries
3 teaspoons stevia

To serve

175 g (6 oz) Macadamia ‘ricotta’ cheese (see below)
1 lime (quartered)


  1. For the waffles, combine the buckwheat flour, baking powder and stevia in a bowl. Whisk in the milk and maple syrup.
  2. Depending on the size of your waffle maker, place a quarter or an eighth of the mixture in the waffle iron. Cook until the outside is golden (around 3–5 minutes) and remove.
  3. For the French toast mix, in a bowl combine the coconut cream, milk and maple syrup. Mix until combined.
  4. Heat a medium frying pan over high heat until hot. Dunk each waffle into the French toast mix and then place in the pan, cooking the waffles one at a time, until golden on the outside.
  5. For the compote, combine the berries, 60 ml (2 fl oz/ ¼ cup) water and the stevia in a saucepan over medium heat and let simmer until the liquid reduces and begins to thicken.
  6. To serve, place 1–2 waffles on each plate, top with the berry compote and 1 tablespoon of the macadamia ‘ricotta’. Serve immediately with a lime wedge on each plate.


Macadamia ‘ricotta’ cheese

Makes about 250 g (9 oz/1 cup)
Prep time: 10 minutes, plus soaking time for nuts


320 g (11. oz/2 cups) raw macadamia nuts, soaked in water overnight, drained
2 tablespoons coconut oil
Juice of 1 lemon
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon savoury yeast flakes


  1. Place the macadamia nuts in a food processor with the coconut oil, 2 tablespoons water and the lemon juice and blitz until smooth.
  2. Add the salt and savoury yeast flakes. Keep blending until the cheese is as smooth as you like.
  3. Store it in a container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.