Best Whole Wheat Waffles
I’ve mentioned before that my 2 daughters lucked-out and married great guys who cook. Shane makes healthy, light and fluffy, the Best Whole Wheat Waffles, our whole family looks forward to. His mom, is a fantastic “from scratch cook” who taught her 8 kids to do it all. Shane treated us to his crisp homemade waffles, our first, memorable breakfast of 2016!
Best Whole Wheat Waffles
So what’s for breakfast at your house this weekend? Have you been looking back, reflecting upon 2015 and wondering, “How can I make 2016 my best year yet?” It seems like everyone I know is racing for the gym, hoping to get in shape. When it comes to work-outs and healthy eating, balance is key. Lowering carbs, adding fiber, and smaller portions of healthy foods that satisfy us longer make all the difference for me. One-half of a whole wheat waffle with a small portion of fresh fruit and skim milk meets my needs. Adding a little whipped cream on the top encourages me to walk just that much further!
Before we start mixing, here’s a few waffle making suggestions for your cheery kitchen. You will need a waffle maker for this recipe. It’s well worth the investment as mine has been going strong for 30+ years. A great set of mixing bowls is helpful too. I love my set with lids and use them all the time. A whisk works, but my little, yet powerful electric hand mixer, (loving this new sassy color), is such a joy to work with, store and clean. My grain mill has paid for itself over and over as I can make my own whole wheat flour fresh, love this, however it’s not at all essential to the recipe.
To make the light, healthy, best whole wheat waffles, preheat your waffle maker while you make the batter. Mix all of the dry ingredients together. Add water, egg yolks, and oil and mix well. In another mixing bowl whip the egg whites until they form peaks when you pull the beaters out. Fold whipped egg whites into the waffle batter. Follow the directions that came with your waffle iron. Keep the waffles warm while you get them all baked. Serve with butter, maple syrup, fresh berries, and whipped cream.
Shane’s Best Whole Wheat Waffles recipe makes about 10 dinner plate waffles.
- 2 cups wheat flour
- 1 cup white flour
- ½ cup powdered milk
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1 Tablespoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ⅓ cup oil, (used canola)
- 4 eggs, (separated)
- 2 cups water
- Preheat waffle maker while you're making the batter.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the flours, milk, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
- Combine water, egg yolks, and oil and add to the dry ingredients.
- Whip egg whites until they form peaks when you remove the beaters. Fold them into the batter.
- Cook according to the directions that came with your waffle iron.
- Keep the waffles warm while you cook them all.
- Serve with butter, maple syrup, mixed berries, and whipped cream if desired.
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