Waffles

We love waffles, but eat them far less regularly than we do pancakes.  And I”m not sure why.  They’re actually just as easy to make with my neat little waffle iron.

I almost always make plain waffles and then also some blueberry waffles – especially for Nolan, who is a big blueberry fan.

I use the same recipe as I do for pancakes, but am careful not to add too much milk, since batter for waffles needs to be on the thicker side.

To add blueberries, I pour about as much batter onto the waffle iron as I normally would, add a few blueberries to the top, poking them down just a bit, then I drizzle a tiny bit more batter on top of the berries.  This helps get them nestled into the center of the waffle and also keeps the blueberry from sticking to the waffle iron.

*Waffle iron tip:  Keep a can of cooking spray nearby when making waffles, and lightly spray periodically.

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Waffles

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups organic unbleached flour
  • 1/2 cup organic whole wheat flour
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons baking powder (Be careful!  Mine is double-acting, so I use closer to two.  If you have regular, you may need up to four.)
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons wheat germ
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups milk (maybe a little more…..add more once mixed if too thick)
  • 4  tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

Directions:

  1. Mix dry ingredients.
  2. Add milk, eggs, and melted butter (not hot, though).
  3. Stir til combined.
  4. Lightly spray waffle iron with cooking spray and turn to medium-high/ high heat setting.  Once hot, pour 1/3 cup or less onto waffle iron  for each waffle.
  5. Watch for steam coming out the sides of waffle iron.  If you have a button that signals when done, check once it lights up.  For crisper waffles, they may still need another minute or so.  They’re done when light golden brown.
  6. Serve with butter and honey or maple syrup.

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Comments

  1. I really, REALLY want a Belgian waffle maker with the removable plates. That’s why I never use my waffle iron – I hate cleaning it. :-) But then again, I’m too cheap to buy the one with removable plates. Ha!

  2. I just made these for my girls, for lunch of all meals. :-) They were fantastic! I used 1/2 and 1/2 whole wheat/white flour, and used coconut oil because I only had salted butter and the recipe already has a plenty of salt. I am definitely hanging onto this recipe and will make it again and again. Thanks!

  3. Made these for breakfast this morning. I got 6 waffles total, and my 3 boys split 2 of them. 4 are going in the freezer. Yay! They are good, but very filling! Next time I think I’ll add some vanilla extract to them.

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