Whole Wheat Waffles
I am a huge breakfast person these days. I guess a lot of it has to do with the fact that I am home for breakfast. I have the time to make it. If you have a waffle pan, I highly recommend this recipe. The following recipe for whole wheat waffles is great to make on the weekends if you don't have time during the week. It freezes well so you can always make double the batch. You can pop it in the microwave anytime and it tastes just as good as the first day it was made.
When I first suggested to my boyfriend that I make whole wheat waffles one morning, he made a face. He said he would try them. He did and he loved it! He also said it was better then the instant mix, Bisquick!! I also made this as part of my Christmas Eve brunch for my sister, brother in law and mother. They all loved it!!! Success!! They were all surprised that whole wheat waffles could taste this good. My sister even stated that it tasted like "french toast".
I adapted my recipe from www.100daysofrealfood.com. I like more cinnamon then the original recipe which accounts for the french toast taste. Either way, its delicious. I pour 100% maple syrup on and have some fruit on the side (fresh squeezed grapefruit or orange juice goes great as well) Voila, breakfast is served. It is frequently requested on the weekends by my boyfriend. I am more then happy to serve these to him. :)
Whole Wheat Waffles
2 large eggs
1 ¾ cups milk
¼ cup oil (I used coconut oil)
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon baking soda
1 ½ cups whole-wheat flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
Preheat your waffle iron. In a large mixing bowl whisk together the eggs, milk, oil, honey, cinnamon, and baking soda until well combined. Add in the flour, baking powder, and salt and whisk together just until the large lumps disappear.
When the waffle iron is hot, spray on a little bit of cooking spray and then ladle some batter onto the center of the iron. Follow the instructions that came with your waffle maker to know how long it should be cooked as each one is different. Mine has a light that turns on and off when the waffle pan is hot enough and when the waffle is done.
Yield: 4 or 5 servings
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