Friday, May 20, 2011

Homemade Waffles

   I think it's been two years since I was given a waffle maker for Christmas.  I had visions of yummy mornings with healthy homemade waffles. I was going to freeze them too so we could quickly pull them out and toast them just like Eggos.  That was my hope but over the last two years I could NOT find a yummy healthy recipe.  I found not so healthy ones that tasted bland and super healthy ones that tasted like cardboard! I refused to cave and just buy Bisquick.  I had all but given up.  I did give up for awhile. Finally a couple weeks ago I pulled out the waffle maker again and decided to take several different recipe ideas and come up with my own.  Results?  FANTASTIC!!  They are crunchy on the outside, chewy on the inside and have a rich flavor.  We love them!  So I thought I'd share just in case you to are on the hunt for a yummy waffle recipe.  Keep in mind this feeds our family of 7 (which includes right now a ravenously hungry growing teenage boy and his daddy who is training like crazy for a 100 mile cycling tour) and it gives me a few leftovers to freeze. You may want to cut it in half.

Tami's Whole Wheat Waffles

Dry ingredients:
2 cups  whole wheat flour
2 cups unbleached white flour
1 cup wheat germ or bran (I use what I have on hand)
1/2 cup ground flax seed (use a coffee grinder and freeze any leftovers, if not it goes rancid pretty fast)
1/4 baking powder
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
- stir together

Wet ingredients:
2 cups milk
1 1/2 cup plain yogurt
1 1/2 cup water
1/4 cup melted butter or canola oil
4 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
-whisk together

Add wet ingredients to the dry and stir just enough to mix- not too much!
Let rest for 5 minutes (this is when I warm up the waffle iron)
Pour 3/4-1 cup of batter onto the waffle iron and cook 3-4 minutes


1 comment:

Lisa said...

That is so funny - I came up with my own recipe and it's almost identical to yours! The only differences are, I use applesauce instead of yogurt and I use all white whole wheat flour. Great minds think alike!

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