Balanced ingredients make for a waffle that's as tasty as it is healthy!
As many of you may know, brunch is my favorite meal of the day! And while I love a traditional white flour waffle, I'm trying to incorporate more nutritious food/ingredients into my day-to-day eating. I found this Whole Wheat Waffle recipe years ago, and I can honestly say it's the best one I've tried yet! A mixture of whole wheat, flax seed, wheat germ, and regular flour make for well balanced flavor in this waffle. It's not dry, as it calls for applesauce (even a mushy banana will do), and it bakes just as well as a regular waffle. So if you're looking to enhance your waffle game, this recipe has you set!
Whole Wheat Waffles
2 eggs, beaten
1 3/4 cups skim milk
1/4 cup canola oil
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce (or mashed banana)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 cup flax seed meal
1/4 cup wheat germ
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, oil, applesauce, and vanilla. Beat in whole wheat pastry flour, flax seed meal, wheat germ, all-purpose flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt until batter is smooth.
Preheat a waffle iron, and coat with cooking spray. Pour batter into waffle iron in batches, and cook until crisp and golden brown
Lafaci Tip: I like to separate out the egg whites from the yolks, whip the egg whites, and then gently incorporate them into the batter for a fluffier waffle. This recipe first originated on Allrecipes here.