I am so excited, I have been trying to get my hubby eating healthier along with me for some time now. Yesterday night I made some more of Joe's amazing Whole Grain Raisin Muffins and sent a couple in hubby's lunch. This time I added a little strawberry yogurt for extra flavor. Hubby came home from work this morning and said "Those were actually good." I think we have a winner ...thanks Joe :)
Last weekend I bought a waffle maker because my kids love waffles and we buy way too many eggos on a regular basis. Last night I made some Whole Grain Waffles. Hoping that they would enjoy them as much as Eggos, I warmed them this morning and set them before the "small picky ones". I was told that they are "almost as good as Eggos". I think I can accept that! Here's the recipe.
Whole Grain Waffles
3/4 c. all-purpose flour
3/4 c. whole wheat flour
2 tbsp. ground flax seed
4 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
pinch of salt
1/4 c. brown sugar
1 1/2 c. buttermilk
1/3 c. canola oil
In a bowl combine flours, flax seed, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. In a large bowl, combine brown sugar, eggs, buttermilk and canola oil. Gently fold dry ingredients into wet ingredients. Heat waffle iron and when ready pour 1/3 - 1/2 c. of batter into each section. Cook for 3 - 5 minutes. These can be frozen and re-heated in the microwave or toaster.
I am printing off this recipe. I am always looking for ways to get more whole grains into my family. Darla
Darla, I think you will really enjoy these. They are hearty, filling and tasty. My girls are very picky about their waffles and they liked them a lot.
My kiddos love waffles and I usually make a big batch of 1/2 whole wheat 1/2 reg. flour waffles every month or so and then freeze them. It is so easy and convenient in the morning, and as you said, tons cheaper (and healthier) than buying eggos.
I also make "mini" pancakes and freeze them-I experimented and found that if I put the batter into a cleaned out large ketchup bottle I could squeeze them out perfectly without dripping pancake batter all over my counter.
Jenn, I LOVE the ketchup bottle idea. My hubby and daughter go through a lot of ketchup and I hate to toss the bottles out. I'm planning to make a huge batch of these waffles next time, they went really fasst.
That's a great idea!
Glad to hear the muffins went over well! I just finished one this morning from the freezer... they keep well!
Yup, it was one of those ideas that just came to me and I was SOOOO pleased with myself :) I maybe am not as quick to clean up as I should be and I was always chipping pancake cement off my counter before I had that brainstorm :) It probably would work for squeezing onto the waffle iron too.
They really were a hit Joe, and they do keep well! I think I'll be making more this week.
If using seeds or berries in waffles, quick breads, or muffins, wet them and coat them with corn starch - NOT FLOUR - and they won't sink to the bottom of the batter.
Thanks for the tip Bryan, I will give that a try!
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