Saturday, April 23, 2011

Whole Wheat Waffles

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

2 eggs
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
fresh berries
whipped cream
powdered sugar
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.

Healthier Recipe:

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.


the Damsel in Dis Dress said...

Yum! I'm trying these ASAP!

ChowBellas said...

I gotta try these, I love breakfast waffles but am always looking for a healthy spin on all things yummy.

PSD To XHTML said...

Yummy Recipe !! Superb posting for food .


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