Need more fiber and heart-healthy nutrients in your diet? Try these Hearty Whole Grain Waffles for a great start to your morning. They are low in fat and sugar. Make up a big batch, freeze them and pull them out when you need them!
I am a definite Saturday morning pancakes type of person, and so is the rest of my family. My brother and I always fight over who will get to make the pancakes, but no matter who wins, we always end up with a plate of warm pancakes sitting on our kitchen table.
Once in a while, though, someone will think they need some waffles. Out comes the waffle maker, which has been sitting in our closet for the past 3 months unused.
I have a confession to make-I am not the best waffle flipper. I always get burned when I try to lift the waffles out of the waffle maker. I usually let my mom do that part!
We got this Hearty Whole Grain Waffles recipe from allrecipes.com, and it has been our go-to recipe the times that we crave waffles. In fact, when we have these, I wonder why we don’t make waffles more often!
You’re going to love these waffles because they are full of flax seed, whole wheat flour, and wheat germ. Wheat germ and flax seed are full of nutrients and vitamins that your body will thank you for. These waffles are full of fiber and will keep you satisfied long throughout the morning.
And for all any picky kids out there (or moms with picky kids), I thought they were just plain waffles until my mom told me. You won’t notice they are full of things that are good for you! They are soft and fluffy, just like a waffle should be.
You should try putting some of your favorite fruit on top for a healthy topping, or go all out with butter and syrup. I figure, since the waffle itself is healthy enough, why not put on all that extra fattening stuff like butter, whip cream and syrup?
I hope I can experiment more with these waffles. I had noticed that I only have 2 breakfast recipes on my site, and my head is bursting with ideas! I can’t wait to start baking and sharing those ideas with you!
Hearty Whole Grain Waffles
- In a large bowl, mix together the eggs, milk, oil, applesauce, and vanilla. Beat in the flours, flax seed, wheat germ, baking powder, sugar, and salt. Mix just until the batter is smooth.
- Preheat a waffle iron and spray it with cooking spray. Pour the appropriate amount of batter into waffle iron and cook until crisp and golden brown, according to waffle iron directions.
- Serve with fresh fruit, or your favorite maple syrup.
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