Hot Cross Maple Waffles

Breakfast and Brunch / Desserts / Easter

10 portions


For the batter

  • 240g plain flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp mixed spices
  • 3 tbsp pure maple syrup (preferably golden colour for its delicate flavour)
  • 2 eggs
  • 340ml warm milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • Zest of ½ lemon
  • 70g unsalted butter

For the topping

  • Mixed peel
  • Sultanas
  • Yoghurt
  • Drizzle of pure maple syrup
  • Selection of nuts


  1. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the plain flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and mixed spices.
  2. In a jug, whisk together the maple syrup, eggs, milk, vanilla extract, orange zest and lemon zest.
  3. Pour the milk mixture into the flour mixture and whisk until a smooth batter forms, then slowly whisk in the melted butter.
  4. Transfer the batter back into the jug and pour some of it into your pre-heated waffle maker.
  5. Once the waffles are cooked, transfer to a cooling rack and repeat with the rest of the batter until it’s all used up.
  6. Top your waffles with mixed peel, sultanas, yoghurt, maple syrup and nuts.

The Quebec Maple Syrup Producers are not in any way responsible for the identification or presence of allergens in recipes or for the classification of any recipe as vegetarian or vegan.

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More about maple

The colour and flavour of maple syrup changes in subtle ways during the seasonal harvest

At the start of the sugaring season, the syrup is generally clear, with a light, sweet taste. It becomes darker with a caramelised flavour as the season progresses throughout the spring.

An unopened can of maple syrup keeps for many years

Once the can is opened, syrup should be kept in an airtight container in a cool place.

Maple spread doesn't contain any butter or dairy products

Like all 100% pure maple products, maple spread comes from the sap of the maple tree that’s all.

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