Our Popular Breakfast: Whole Wheat Waffles

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Whether we have company or it’s just us, waffles are always a big hit. And you’ll think you’re at some fancy bed n’ breakfast when you try them with Mike’s homemade maple syrup or my gourmet strawberry syrup. All healthy, of course.

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Whole Wheat Waffles

  • 4 Cups White Wheat Flour
  • 2 2/3 TB Baking Powder
  • 1 TB Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 4 Cups Milk or Water (we use rice milk)
  • 2 TB Olive Oil
  • 1 TB Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Eggs

After cutting refined foods off my shopping list, I was delighted to discover white wheat flour. It’s a whole wheat flour made from hard white winter wheat berries. It’s much lighter in color and texture than red wheat, but still rises well. So I buy it in 50 lb bags and use it for all our breads.Screen Shot 2016-07-13 at 10.39.47 AM

Mike is the expert waffle maker at our home. Combine all the dry ingredients in a large bowl.

  • 4 Cups White Wheat Flour
  • 2 2/3 TB Baking Powder
  • 1 TB Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Salt

Mix well with a large wisk or spoon.Screen Shot 2016-07-13 at 10.40.12 AM

Next prepare the wet ingredients in a separate large bowl. Mike just puts them all into a large measuring cup.

  • 4 Cups Milk or Water (we use rice milk)
  • 2 TB Olive Oil

1 TB Vanilla ExtractScreen Shot 2016-07-13 at 10.40.22 AM

Combine the wet and dry ingredients.Screen Shot 2016-07-13 at 10.40.33 AM

Then 2 eggs. Separate the yolks from the whites. This makes the waffles fluffier, but it’s not absolutely necessary. Skip this step if you don’t have time.Screen Shot 2016-07-13 at 10.40.45 AM

Keep the yolk in one half of the egg shell,Screen Shot 2016-07-13 at 10.40.59 AM

then carefully pour into the other half to let the whites drop out. We’ve used a couple fancy egg separating tools, but never found one that worked as well as this method. It’s an art that our kids are trying to learn.

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Throw those yolks straight in with the mixed batter.

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Then whip the eggs with beaters for a couple minutes.

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They should have slight peaks and look like this. It’s not that hard, really!

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Then fold the whites into the batter.

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You’re ready to pour. Spray your waffle iron well with light olive oil or cooking spray.

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Cook in your waffle iron.

I love mine somewhat crispy with organic butter and homemade syrup. Notice the difference between the color of organic and non-organic butter. The organic is deeper yellow, which is what you get from grass-fed cows.

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It’s loaded with vitamins and minerals. It generally costs twice as much as the regular, so I wait until it’s on sale at the health food store. I stock up and freeze most of it.

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Get out your homemade syrup and enjoy!

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