I have a childhood friend to thank for this awesome Whole Wheat Waffle recipe. (Thanks, Joy!) They are super yummy and very filling due to the high amount of fiber and protein. They are also high in calcium, and make an easy, nutritious breakfast.
This morning, my girls were busy downstairs playing a new Wii game their dad surprised them with when they woke up. Can you believe the smell of these waffles were able to tear them away from the Wii game and make them come stomping up the stairs, to see what that amazing smell was? They loved the waffles, ate 11/2 each, and their tummys stayed full past lunchtime.
I served them with 100% Real Maple syrup. Nothing compares! Just walk past and give a polite nod to Mrs. Butterworth and Aunt Jemimah. I know their price looks nice, but they are not as nice as they look! I pay extra for the real stuff for a few reasons. 1. Because it tastes good, 2. I like eating real, whole foods that are as close to the way nature created them as possible, 3. because almost all imitation syrups have high fructose corn syrup in them which I am trying hard to avoid in our home. (Here is a post about why, with some of links if you are interested)
My friend, Joy, mixes the dry ingredients together and stores them in a jar for a quick Waffle Mix, which I think is brilliant and I plan on doing the same. This recipe makes about 12 waffles. Whenever we have extra pancakes or waffles, I just freeze them in a gallon ziplock bag and the girls help themselves in the morning. They reheat the pancakes in the microwave for a few seconds, and the waffles in the toaster.
Whisk dry ingredients, add wet ingredients. Pretty simple so far, huh? I took a picture and poured at the same time, impressed?
I love this silicone basting brush. You can buy one Hereon Amazon. I pour a little oil into the oil lid (yes, the small lid of my oil) so I can dip the brush without dirtying another dish. I do this anytime I need to grease a pan. It is so much better than using a cooking spray that contains propellants, that can be flammable, cause sticky build-up on pans, and cost money! It is less waste because there isn't a can to throw away.
Whoops! Don't overfill like I did. The picture with the open waffle maker is the right amount.
I will leave you with a tip from Joy-"to get the best waffle texture, cool COMPLETELY on a rack before you freeze them. If you set them hot on a solid surface, they sweat and get quite soggy." I agree with her! If fact, I do the same before serving to keep them crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.