Since starting the Slimming World journey, there are a few things we miss. Hash browns, potato waffles and potato cakes are near the top of that list. So we decided we’d try making something to fill that gap, and these 1 Syn Potato, Cheese and Onion Waffles do just that.
For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb 👍
One standard shop bought potato waffle will cost you somewhere in the region of 3 syns. In my opinion savoury waffles should always be made with potato. Oats are for sweet waffles, and you can find all of our Waffle recipes here.
However, these work out at only 1 syn per portion, and that’s including the cheese….how good is that?!
You’ll notice that this 1 Syn Potato, Cheese and Onion Waffles recipe uses a tablespoon of Smash, but we wouldn’t consider this a tweak because you could make these with Smash rather than fresh potato if you wanted to. The small amount of smash is in there purely to absorb any moisture from the fresh potato. Were not using it to thicken, it’s being used as mashed potato.
This means that the only syns in this dish come from the cheese. Of course if you wanted to use part of your HEA allowance then you could make them totally syn free. We like to use our HEA on other things so we decided to syn the cheese. But as always it’s up to you how you use your Healthy Extra options.
These 1 Syn Potato, Cheese and Onion Waffles are great at any time of the day.
They’re really easy to make, and you can even prepare the mix in advance so all you have to do is pop it in the waffle maker whenever you’re ready. Why not try them with your Slimming World fry up?
There are a couple of things you will need to make these 1 Syn Potato, Cheese and Onion Waffles.
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First, you’ll need a waffle maker. We use one of these as it’s SO easy to clean, which you can pick up on Amazon. This will easily make enough for 2 portions. Kay and I have big appetites, but we could only manage half of a waffle each with beans!
When ever oil is called for in cooking we use Frylight instead. Perfect for everyday frying and cooking, it delivers exactly one calorie per spray, which makes it Syn free! The olive oil or sunflower versions are an ideal for this 1 Syn Potato, Cheese and Onion Waffles recipe. You could even try the butter flavour if you want a more buttery taste.
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