Sunday, November 8, 2009

healthy waffle update: going syrup free

I made more waffles this morning and made two more healthy discoveries. One--I substituted almond meal for part of the flour, as suggested by "Maiz" in the comments to this post. The batter was all flecked and healthy looking, but they bake up looking totally "normal" so the kids never noticed a change. Two--Dieter went syrup-free. I tried it too and they were delicious with only butter. Crispy and super light.

Here's the recipe for those of you who asked:

Basic Waffles

2 cups flour [I've been experimenting with a combination of white, wheat, and almond meal. Today's batch was 1 c. white, 3/4 c. whole wheat, and 1/4 c. almond meal. Next week I'll switch the proportions of white and wheat].
2T. sugar
1 T. baking powder
1/2 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
1 3/4 c. milk
6 T. canola oil
2 large eggs

Mix all the ingredients together and then let stand for 5 minutes. Pour by 1/3 c. onto preheated waffle maker.



Kaylovesvintage said...

I should make waffles , easy& so yummy

Jessica said...

Instead of syrup I've always put applesauce on my waffles--it is so tasty and a great way to sweeten the waffles and add fruits in to the day!

jen said...

mmmm, cant wait to try your recipe! we are on the hunt for our favortie waffle recipe :)

Jennifer said...

What a great idea to use almond meal, I bet it tastes super yummy! We usually go for yogurt mixed with fruit, or applesauce, or sometimes I take a bag of frozen blueberries and add a teeny bit of water and just cook them down until they are nice and syrupy (this is everybody's favourite).

Our Green Nest said...

We love coconut oil on ours and a tad bit of pure maple syrup - YUM! I'm going to email you...

Lain said...

Looks delish! Can you post a bit about your philosophy on feeding you family? I am lost in the Bermuda triangle of healthy/inexpensive/quick. It seems that choosing one often leaves out the other two, and I'd love to hear about where you focus!xoxoxo

Beth- the mama bee said...

We'll try your waffles in the morning. Here are our favorite waffles.... not so healthy!

bylittlehands said...

We often use a berry puree instead of syrup. Plus we never pour the syrup on the pancake. i give each kid a soy sauce dish with about a tablespoon of syrup in it for them to dip. They love the activity and the bowls and it helps us give them only a limited amount.

Laura said...

We just recently made the switch from "syrup" to the pure maple variety in medium much better, but a bit pricey. We love waffles with strawberries or strawberry jam on top.

ArtsyTeree said...

Thanks for this interesting recipe, I´m going to try this soon. Yesterday I did make muffins with bana and from wholewheat flour, instead of sugar I use rice syrup. it was wondeful, I really enjoyed it.