Make breakfast healthier with these homemade waffles instead of grab and go
We don’t make waffles regularly (not weekly) but I like to add it to the breakfast menu on occasion. The kids (girls) enjoy it much and always seem happy when I mention waffles for breakfast. They’re made very much like the pancakes I shared here. I use most of the same ingredients with just a little more of some of the ingredients such as the flour, milk and eggs, and butter. The girls really prefer just some syrup on their waffles so I usually go for the healthier kind of syrup. I like to top mine with all the fruit:)
The photo shows waffles both with chocolate chips and without chocolate chips. Rarely do I add any add-ins in the waffles, mainly because the kids prefer plain and other times, I forget something. Although, this time I thought one of the girls may like to try chocolate chips within her waffles so I made some chocolate chip waffles. I used Enjoying the Life, it’s Vegan and all-natural and healthy. But you can add in blueberries, strawberries, etc, or ground flax-seed for a power breakfast. You might even add ingredients to change the flavor. I once made ginger-bread flavor waffles in a cook book and it was totally delish! I don’t make waffles often enough to remember to test various kinds along with the fact that the kids like them plain. I mainly make the waffles for them anyway or when my husband is home on the weekends. If I do try something new, I would separate batches to test out like I did here when adding the chocolate chips and with the gingerbread flavor.
- 2 cups flour (I used 1/2 all-purpose & 1/2 white whole wheat)
- 1 TBSP baking powder
- 1 TBSP Wheat Germ
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1-1/4 cups milk
- 1/2 cup butter melted
- 2 eggs (brown or white)
- 1 TBSP honey or agave nectar
- Add ins – fresh or frozen fruit such as blueberries, real chocolate chips such as Enjoying the Life brand of Chocolate chips
- Heat waffle maker until hot and ready.
- Combine the dry ingredients in bowl. Set aside.
- In another bowl, mix the wet ingredients together.
- Mix in dry ingredients to the wet ingredients.
- Optional: Gently stir in add-ins. Do not overmix.
- Spray waffle maker with cooking spray.
- Cook waffles on hot griddle until done.
- Place them on a tray and cover to keep warm while you make the rest.
- Serve warm with toppings of choice.
Note: These waffles are freezable. Place individual waffles between parchment paper, wrap well, then place them in a covered freezer bowl or ziplock freezer bag. When ready to use, place them on a baking sheet and heat in a 400 degree oven about 6-7 minutes or until warm and crisp.
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Do you enjoy waffles? Do you add anything else to them that I haven’t mentioned? Would love for you to share your thoughts in the comments below.