Thursday, August 25, 2016

Multi-Grain Waffles - That Taste Good

You know how mainstream breakfast foods are actually desserts? Don't get me wrong, breakfast is without a doubt my favorite meal of the day. But pancakes, waffles, french toast, scones, biscuits and gravy - you name it. And face the fact, if you haven't already, that all of these delicious breakfast foods are usually made with white flour (which equals bad carbs) and usually slathered in syrup (which equals starting the day with sugar). I love me some white flour and sugar. But I am trying to cook as much as I can with whole grains and naturally occurring sugars which means a lot of oatmeal, homemade granola, and eggs.

However, I came across this delightful multi-grain waffle recipe about a year ago that is really tasty and satisfies the requirements for my idea of a "healthy" breakfast. So if you want whole-grains but you still want waffles and you want them to taste good, this is the answer, my friend:

Whole Grain Waffles
Makes about 6-8 servings
Adapted from


2 c buttermilk (or you can use 2 cups regular milk mixed with 1 1/2 Tbl white vinegar)
1/2 old-fashioned rolled oats

1 1/3 c white wheat flour (Use white wheat flour! The flavor and texture is lighter than darker wheat flours.)
1/4 c cornmeal
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon

2 large eggs
2 Tbl brown sugar
1 Tbl canola oil
2 tsp vanilla extract


1. Pre-heat waffle iron.
2. Mix buttermilk and oats in large bowl and let sit for about 15 minutes.
3. Meanwhile, mix the next 6 dry ingredients together.
4. Add eggs, brown sugar, oil and vanilla to the oatmeal and buttermilk mixture and stir together.
5. Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir together with a spoon or spatula until combined. Try not to stir too much. As you can see in the picture below, the mixture is going to be a bit lumpy with the oats and that is fine and dandy.

6. Pour about 1/2 cup to 1 cup (depending on how big your waffle iron is) onto the hot waffle iron and cook until ready.

Serve with butter, fresh fruit, cream, maple syrup, or whatever sounds delicious.

No comments :

Post a Comment