Monday, May 21, 2012

whole grain waffles

We rarely take the time to make an elaborate brunch, but I had been craving a good hearty breakfast. I was flipping through my stack of magazines and came across a recipe for whole grain waffles. It sounded promising, so I got up early, gathered the ingredients and set to work. Of course I made some bacon and sausage to accompany the fluffy waffles.

They were really tasty waffles. I wouldn't have known they were whole grain if I hadn't have made them myself! They were light and fluffy, the edges nice and crispy from the waffle iron. Yum.

whole grain waffles (serves 4)
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
2 - 3 Tbsp toasted wheat germ
3 Tbsp sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp coarse salt
1 1/2 cups skim milk
1/4 cup canola oil
1 large egg
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
{adapted from whole living magazine} 

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, toasted wheat germ, sugar, baking powder and salt. In a smaller bowl, combine the milk, oil, egg and vanilla. Add the wet into the dry and mix until combined.

You can use the batter for both pancakes and waffles. If making waffles, pre-heat the waffle iron and coat with cooking spray before ladling in the batter. Then follow the manufacturer's instructions for cooking time.

Top the waffles with a little greek yogurt or whipped cream if you're feeling indulgent, add some sliced strawberries, bananas, blueberries or raspberries and drizzle with pure maple syrup. Make sure to add a couple pieces of bacon to your plate, too. :)

xoxo, christa


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