Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Whole Wheat Waffles: Take 2

Andy got home late from work, Noah was covered in hives, and supper was half-done.

I hand Andy a piece of whole wheat waffle. "Eat this. It has a chocolate chip in it."

He eats it.

Me: "How was it?"

Him: "Fine. Why?"

Me: "It's whole wheat. I didn't get plain batter done for you. You can either eat these with us or make a frozen pizza once the kids are in bed."

Him: "I'll eat these."

WOW. I think I would have fallen over in shock if I wasn't holding a hivey baby.


After supper, "How were your waffles?"

"Pretty good."

PRETTY GOOD???? I got PRETTY GOOD for whole wheat waffles? Again, I would have fallen over in shock if I wasn't holding the still hivey baby.

The Brewer game distracted him from what he was eating, but it's still amazing. Here's the recipe for these terrific whole wheat waffles:

(He doesn't know they had applesauce in them. I figured that might put him over the edge.)

Whole Wheat Waffles (10 square waffles, 20 min)

1 3/4 c whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 TB baking powder
1 TB sugar
2 egg yolks
2 egg whites
1 3/4 c milk
1/2 c unsweetened applesauce
1 tsp vanilla

1. In large bowl, mix flour, salt, baking powder, and sugar. In small bowl, beat egg yolks, milk, applesauce, and vanilla. Add to flour mixture all at once. Stir until blended.

2. In separate bowl, beat egg whites until stiff. Gently fold whites into batter. Do not overmix.

3. Pour batter into waffle iron sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Cook until done, about 3-5 minutes.

*To keep waffles warm while making the batch, heat oven to 200 and place cooked waffles on wire rack.
*Waffles can be frozen and reheated in a toaster. If planning to freeze waffles, cook waffles for slightly less time than usual.


Cost: Storemade: $3.39 for 8, Homemade: $0.75 for 10

These homemade waffles win! I am thrilled to find whole wheat waffles that actually taste good! Of course, their taste isn't quite as good as regular waffles, but they're much better than any other whole wheat waffle recipe that I have tried. They have the texture of regular waffles, not cardboard. Their color is more golden than the usual dark brown of whole wheat. If you eat them with chocolate chips or strawberry sauce like we did, you definitely won't know much of a difference. For the cost savings and health benefits, this is now our go-to waffle recipe.
My inspiration: adapted from SparkPeople
This post is linked to Tempt My Tummy Tuesday

1 comment:

  1. I haven't tried these yet but I just want to say that your story is hilarious! I loved reading it :)