Cardamom and Cinnamon Waffles with Blood Orange Yoghurt

Starting my mornings with these Cardamom and Cinnamon Waffles with Blood Orange Yoghurt is my idea of the perfect start to the day. These are wholesome, healthy and delicious. 

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One of my dreams is to help the community I live in to eat more wholesome food. Admittedly I have really struggled with this. I started trying to push the message a while ago and it didn’t have quite the impact I wanted it to have. I also had my own personal struggles and went back and forth between eating well and eating sickly sweet cakes and processed grub regularly. Now I prefer to eat in a way that makes me feel good. I know instantly if I am not eating well because of the impact it has on my mood and skin. I also get allergy symptoms like an itchy congested nose, watery eyes, shortness of breath and a swollen and numbness in the tongue. I know it sounds rather dramatic and that is exactly how it feels. That being said, it takes some doing. So if I decided to have a slice of cake, that is ok. If I then repeated that for 2 – 3 days, I will know about it. 

I believe that it is a part of self love to want to give yourself the very best and when I was going through depression and anxiety, my diet was pretty awful.

The reality sadly is that not everyone can afford to buy expensive ingredients. So for the most part, I try to keep my recipe ingredients accessible. 

I am starting to see that people are interested and wanting to learn more about wellness and food as a way of improving health. It has excited me soooo much. 

To me, small steps in the way of eating a more wholesome diet has an impact on the health of individuals and communities. To make it easier and not too overwhelming, i usually suggest adding green vegetables to just one of your meals per day. This is about a gentle and compassionate approach. It isn’t about beating yourself up or feeling like you have failed because you didn’t eat just veggies all day. A simple side of broccoli or asparagus once a day will suffice and if you didn’t manage that one day, let it go and just try again the next day.

Then maybe you could start experimenting with making vegetables the main part of one of your meals per day. Anything from Aubergines to Okra. One of my things this year is to create a bunch of recipes that make people want to eat more veg without them feeling like they are missing out in any way.

One of my other missions would be to help the conversation around organic fruit and veg becoming cheaper then the 99p burgers that have millions of pounds of advertising behind them. I don’t write know how to approach that but am researching atm. The message that vegetables are actually delicious, versatile and pretty cool is especially important for kids. 

I understand that ingredients like blood oranges are not around all the time, nor are they easily available in some supermarkets. I do think they are worth seeking out though if like me, food is your thing. I love to spend on good produce because generally we don’t do takeouts or meals out. I also don’t spend a lot on outings, clothing, makeup or other things in general.

I got these blood oranges from Waitrose from their essential range meaning they were quite cheap. They were around £1.80 for 8 oranges.

On that note, I want to mention something. I understand that people associate Waitrose with being that posh supermarket where everything is a rip off. I have found that that isn’t actually true. I need to buy attractive looking vegetables and fruit for my photos and find that M&S and Waitrose usually have the best. That is why I first went in to Waitrose.

When you are a Waitrose member you usually get sent around 6 vouchers for the month. These vouchers give you something like £8 off your shop when you spend £40. They do vary so one month you may get a different amount but percentage wise it is always 20% off. You then get additional money off at the till with your Waitrose card. For me on occasion I have had  £12 off at the till. You then get a free large Brew which I would usually pay £2 for (Tea or Coffee), a free Waitrose Magazine which I think is around £2.20 without membership (which I just love) and a free Waitrose Weekend paper (which I also love). So by the end of that shop, I feel like i’ve been spoilt. Also sometimes when you are in the queue, if the bakery has leftovers they come and hand them out and some of them are pretty wholesome. Yes please. Oh and sometimes you can get ridiculously cheap knocked down stuff too. Like 9p for a pack of Gluten Free bagels. Hello lunch!

I think the market would probably have blood oranges in too but I didn’t manage to get there during the week. They can easily be substituted for normal oranges but I got these because I LOVE the way they look and I love how excited the kids got about eating them. 

Cardamom and Cinnamon Waffles with Blood Orange Yoghurt

Starting my mornings with these Cardamom and Cinnamon Waffles with Blood Orange Yoghurt is my idea of the perfect start to the day. These are wholesome, healthy and delicious. 

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6



  • 130 g Oat Flour
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp Ground Cardamom
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 190 ml Milk Any of your choice
  • 70 g Butter Melted
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 tbsp Maple Syrup
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract

Orange Yoghurt

  • Plain Yoghurt
  • Blood or Normal Oranges
  • Honey

Orange Compote

  • 4 small Blood Oranges Plus 1 tbsp Zest
  • 50 g Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon



  1. Combine the oat flour, cinnamon, cardamom, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.

  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk, butter, eggs, maple syrup and vanilla extract. 

  3. Stir the second bowl into the first bowl and allow the batter to sit for 10 minutes. 

  4. Pour batter onto the heated waffle iron and close the lid. Don't over fill!  

  5. Once the waffle is deeply golden and crisp, transfer it to a cooling rack. This varies depending on your waffle iron. Mine took around 2 minutes each side.

  6. Repeat with remaining batter. Serve waffles with maple syrup and the yoghurt and compote mentioned below.

Orange Yoghurt

  1. Stir all the ingredients for the orange yoghurt together.

Orange Compote

  1. Peel the oranges, remove the pith and cut into rounds. Place in an oven proof dish and sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon.Top with zest and back for 2 minutes under the grill. 

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