I admit it. I love waffles. I love making them for the fam, I love the way my daughter oohs and aaahs that they are the best waffles EVA! and i love that I usually make leftovers and pop ’em in the micro the next day and eat one on the way to work. Its really not a problem as i see it, but I have been in the habit of using the “just add water” easy mix and not by scratch. It is a shame to get the waffle iron out and put little to no effort in to the mix. So, I’ve changed. In search of a healthy recipe, i found a website called My Trainer Paige. She had a great recipe and so i doubled it and threw in a few of my own ideas. Here it goes. BTW, I made them on April Fool’s day, not for any reason, just because.
Dry Ingredients: (mix together in large bowl)
2 c. Whole Wheat Flour,
2 scoops protein powder (vanilla), You could probably use another flavor? and no particular brand, something you like. Mine has 26g protein per scoop.
2 Tbsp sugar (Or what you use as sweetener) ,
1 tsp salt, 1 tsp baking soda, sprinkle cinnamon,
Wet ingredients: (mix together in small bowl)
2 eggs, 2 tsp vanilla extract, 2 cups skim milk,
Stir wet ingredients into the dry. Do not over mix.
Spray your waffle iron with non stick spray and pour in the batter.
When the steam slows to almost stopping–whooopie! They are done!
Toppings are always personal preference, while I still LOVE real butter on mine, I feel a little less guilty finishing them off with fresh fruit. I’ve done mini chocolate chips, banana, peanut-butter, and greek yogurt, choose whatever is around and looks good, you can’t go wrong, I promise.
I have a great friend who has her own jam company, “Big Bad Dad’s Homemade Jam’s and Jellies”, so I am a bit of a jam snob. Her jams are all natural no preservatives, and packed with amazing flavor combinations! (I recommend Go-Blue. A combo of Goji Berries and Blueberries she made just for me.<3) Heat a little jam in the microwave or saucepan and pour it over a hot steamy waffle…its heaven.
My daughter prefers her waffles the traditional way with syrup. I can’t blame her, honestly, maple syrup is the purest of sweeteners. Since the whole wheat makes the waffles a bit more dense than she is used to, I cut the waffles into long dunking waffles. I placed a small bowl with syrup on the side and she had a lot of fun with it! “Best waffles EVA!”
The waffle makeover was a success. Simple basic recipe, you could alter a hundred different ways for your taste. It was an easy way to get in extra protein. Release yourself from waffle guilt, like me. Try it.
Run Jersey Strong, Cindy