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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Revamped Waffles

Switching ingredients in standard recipes with whole food ingredients is easy.  Waffles are a good breakfast food that incorporates eggs & milk ... plus you can add fresh berries.  Today the kids said, 'yummmmm' after they handed me their empty plates.

Mrs. Mac's Berry Waffle Recipe:

1-3/4 cup whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 tablespoon organic unrefined sugar or honey*
3 egg yolks, beaten
4 tablespoons oil or melted butter
1-1/2 cups milk
3 egg whites, beaten until stiff
1/3 cup fresh or frozen huckleberries (or raspberries/blueberries/blackberries)

Mix the dry ingredients together with a wire whisk, set aside.  Using your stand mixer, add the egg whites to the mixing bowl and beat until stiff.  Beat the yolks in a small bowl, add milk and oil ... mix with a fork.  Remove the egg whites from the mixing bowl ... set aside.  To the same bowl add the flour and egg/milk mixture.  Beat til barely blended.  Carefully fold in the egg whites.  To a preheated and well oiled waffle iron add 1/4 cup of batter.  Top with a small amount of berries .. then cover berries with 1/4 cup of more waffle batter (this helps the waffle not to stick due to the berries).  Bake according to your waffle iron directions.  Mine is old and I just watch for the waffle to stop steaming.

Serve waffles warm with a little butter and real maple syrup.  Your kids won't ever want you to buy Eggo's again ... this whole grain waffle will fill you up until lunch :)

*if using honey ... add it to the liquid egg/milk mix

Yesterday we stopped by a neighbor's ranch and bought some hot off the nest organic chicken eggs.  A cozy feeling came over me holding the warm eggs on the way home ... now that's fresh :)


Roasted Garlicious said...

yummy yummy!!! and i too love that warm in the hands egg feel :D

Cindy (Letters From Midlife) said...

This sounds like a good recipe. Thanks for sharing it.

troy skeen said...

Mmm - looks fantastic! Whippin' those whites makes all the difference;) Thanks for the nice post!

Mr. H. said...

It does look very good. Perhaps we will try this when the grandson comes over next time. Warm eggs,:) it doesn't get much fresher than that.

Margie said...

I think my daughter would pitch a fit if I bought eggo... and i am not sure why anyone would want to, they are GROSS!!!

It's me ...Mavis said...

I never thought to put frozen blueberries in the waffle maker... good idea... I'll have to try it next time!

Becky K. said...

I love gathering the eggs. All the better if they are still warm.

Another fruit that I love in my waffles is cranberries. Oh, so tart and fun.