Breakfast Waffles

I’ve been making healthy waffles for breakfast the last couple of months. My old stand-by is bran muffins, which are cheap, yummy, and a great way to use chocolate chips! But a girl can only eat so many bran muffins, and I’m in a waffle phase. I make a double bath of this recipe, freeze half, and keep the other half in the fridge for the week’s breakfasts. I put peanut butter and berry preserves on top and eat them segment by segment, sometimes even in the car on the way to work. They’re super cheap, super healthy, and super easy to make. This recipe calls for a mix of white and wheat flours, but I use all wheat. It also calls for applesauce and oil, but I just use twice the applesauce, in place of the oil. I also like to get the cinnamon applesauce and add some powdered spices like cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, and ginger – whatever flavors you like. YUM.

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/4 cup quick or old-fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup flax seed meal
  • 1/4 cup wheat germ
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs – beaten
  • 1 and 3/4 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1/4 cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a large bowl, combine all dry ingredients (flours, oats, flax meal, wheat germ, baking powder, sugar and salt).

In a separate bowl, mix together the eggs, milk, applesauce, oil and vanilla.

Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until smooth.

Cook waffles in a lightly-greased preheated waffle iron according to manufacturers instructions.

Serve with pure maple syrup (or peanut butter and jelly!). Enjoy!

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9 Responses

  1. Ooh! I love waffles, mostly the plain old kind with whipped cream and strawberry jam… But yours sound yummy. I think I’ll get the waffle iron in the end – love how the recipe can be made once in advance of the week.

    • They really refrigerate and freeze well. The dough refrigerates pretty well for a couple of days, too, if you can’t get all the way through the batch at one time.

  2. “eat them segment by segment”

    do you only eat 1/4 at a time? or a whole one? i’m confused.

  3. also, it’s a shame you don’t have a texas-shaped waffle iron. 🙂

  4. i wonder how adding some protein powder would affect them…

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