I love whole wheat waffles!! But sometimes they can be heavy. These aren't - they're fluffy & light; crispy on the outside, tender & soft inside. Just perfect. :)
We had these this morning for our Easter Saturday celebration. I like mine with butter, berries & powdered sugar. We also had strawberries, whipped cream, and syrup. I had to make 2 batches to satisfy my family!
I hope you enjoy these as much as we did!
Whole Wheat Waffles
Adapted from Betty Crocker's "Mom's Best Waffles"
Prep time: 35 mins Servings: 6
1 3/4 cups milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 Tbsp brown sugar
2 cups whole wheat flour (you can also use all-purpose)
4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
Toppings, as desired
butter & syrup
- Heat waffle maker.
- In a large bowl, beat eggs until fluffy. Beat in remaining ingredients (liquids first, then dry ingredients) just until smooth.
- If necessary, brush waffle maker with vegetable oil or spray with cooking spray before batter for each waffle is added.
- Pour about 1/2 - 3/4 cup batter from cup or pitcher onto center of hot waffle maker. (Check manufacturer's directions for recommended amount of batter.) Close lid of waffle maker.
- Let cook about 5 minutes or until steaming stops (or until indicator on your waffle maker shows waffle is done). Carefully remove waffle. Repeat with remaining batter.
Nutrition Info: 1 Serving: 380 calories (from fat = 200); total fat 22g (sat fat 4g); cholesterol 75mg; sodium 480mg; total carbs 38g; dietary fiber 1g; protein 9g
If you're making a large batch ahead of time, preheat your oven to 275*F. Place a foil-lined cookie sheet in the oven. As you remove each waffle from the waffle maker, place it on the cookie sheet & leave the cookie sheet in the oven. The waffles will stay warm & crispy until you serve them.
You can set out a waffle bar, buffet style. Warm a platter (in the oven beforehand) for the waffles and set out toppings in bowls. Everyone can make their own.
For 7 grams of fat and 255 calories per serving, substitute 1/2 cup fat-free cholesterol free egg product (like EggBeaters) for the eggs, use fat-free milk and decrease oil to 3 Tbsp.