Hot cross buns waffle toasties. Picture supplied by Checkers
Serves 4 


4 hot cross buns

2 Tbsp (30ml) butter

Sweeter Version

4 Tbsp (60ml) peanut butter

2 bananas, peeled and thinly sliced

4 figs, cut into quarters

50g pecan nuts, lightly toasted and roughly chopped

4 Tbsp (60ml) Maple syrup for drizzling


To make the hot cross bun waffle

Slice the hot cross bun in half and smear each side with a little butter.

Place into a waffle maker and toast until golden brown and crisp.

For a sweet option

Smear the warm hot cross bun waffle with a heaped teaspoon of peanut butter.

Top with a few slices of banana, fresh figs, some toasted pecan nuts and a drizzle of maple syrup.

For a savoury option

Smear the hot cross bun waffle with a good helping of cream cheese.

Top with smoked salmon, caper berries, thinly sliced red onion and some fresh dill or micro herbs.

Season with black pepper and a squeeze of lemon just before serving.

Recipe by Checkers