Waffles are a favorite breakfast food at our house. When the boys were younger we always kept a box of Eggos in the freezer for easy fixings in the morning. Now that we are all more health-conscious, I love to make this more nutritious version. They freeze really well, take only a couple minutes to heat up in the toaster (especially if you like a slightly crispy waffle) and taste really good with a little peanut butter spread on top. Or for a special treat at night I sometimes toast a half a waffle and spread it with about a tablespoon of Nutella.
So without further ado, here is my recipe for Whole Wheat Waffles, adapted from Sparkpeople.
Recipe: Whole Wheat Waffles
Summary: Easy to make, nutritious waffles that freeze well.
- 1 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 Tbsp. baking powder
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 cup 1% milk
- 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 2 tsp. honey
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt.
- Gradually mix in the eggs, milk, vanilla, applesauce and honey.
- Stir until well blended.
- Pour batter onto preheated waffle maker which has been sprayed with non-fat cooking spray. For my waffle maker, I use about a half cup of batter per waffle.
- Keep in mind that if you use a Belgian waffle maker, you will get bigger waffles and the nutrition information below will be different. (i.e. more calories)
Preparation time: 5 minute(s)
Cooking time: 5 minute(s)
Number of servings (yield): 6
Fat: 3 grams
Protein: 8 grams