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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Best Ever Belgian Waffles...made with whole wheat and no refined sugar of course!

We recently got a belgian waffle maker and I have been trying all sorts of  healthy recipes in it. Some have really failed but here are two that are awesome! 

This first one I modified from

Hearty Whole Wheat Waffles

1 1/2 cups  whole wheat flour,  white whole wheat or traditional (I used the white and it was awesome!)
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons honey
1 large egg
1 1/2 cups milk ( I used half milk, half buttermilk)
1/3 cup melted butter or vegetable oil ( I used canola oil)

Whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg, milk, and butter or oil. Mix together the wet and dry ingredients, stirring just till combined.

Cook the waffles as directed in the instructions that came with your waffle iron.
Yield: about eight 8" waffles.

This one we had on Christmas Morning: I modified a recipe I found at

Pumpkin Gingerbread Waffles
3 cups whole wheat flour
4 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. ground ginger
2.5 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
2 eggs
2 egg whites
1.25 cups pumpkin puree
1/4 cup molasses
1.25 cups low fat buttermilk
3 Tbsp. butter, melted
1.5 tsp. vanilla

Sift together the flour, baking powder, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
In another bowl, beat the eggs and egg whites with the until fluffy. Add the pumpkin,maple syrup,  molasses, buttermilk, butter and vanilla and beat until just incorporated. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients–don’t overmix.
These are great with applesauce on top! Yummy!

1 comment:

  1. i'm glad i checked your blog out tonight because we are breaking out the new waffle iron for dinner tonight...i'm excited to try your recipes :)