Monday, September 14, 2015

Whole Wheat Waffles

I am a SERIOUS waffle freak. I am the one whose face light goes off when I see pancakes slipping out of the machine at a hotel's breakfast bar instead of waffles baking away in a waffle iron. Since eternity I had been hunting for the right waffle iron soulmate. Nordic was so expensive and Bella was super cheap but looked non-durable. I fell in love with Oster Dura Cermaic and it came in a beautiful red color that stole my heart.

Healthy is always white whole wheat and tastier is always all-purpose flour. I use a combination to make life beautiful. First, I Googled for a good, basic whole wheat waffles recipe and found magic happening at 100 Days Of Real Food. So my recipe is a tweaked version of the recipe there.

The 100% white whole wheat waffles came out fluffy and great with that tiny bitter, earthy tinge that whole wheat has. The recipe uses 1 1/2 cup white whole wheat and I substituted 1/4 cup all-purpose flour to test how magical things can get. Whoa! The waffles came out fluffier, softer, and the bitter tinge was gone. I did a blood sugar test on my mother 2 hours after she had a quarter of the waffle with strawberry and banana slices and Schmucker's sugar-free chocolate syrup and sugar-free waffle/pancake syrup. There was no sugar spike so the recipe is diabetic friendly.

Oster Dura Ceramic waffle iron

Makes 4 waffles
  • Pam Butter Cooking Spray
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 ¾ cups milk [skimmed for low-fat]
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon [optional]
  • ¼ cup oil (I used canola)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar-free waffle/pancake syup
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/4 cups King Arthur's Organic white whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • Chopped fruit of choice for serving
  • Sugar-free waffle/pancake syrup for serving
  • Sugar-free chocolate syrup for serving
  1. Preheat waffle iron as per its instruction manual.
  2. Whisk together eggs, milk, oil, sugar-free waffle/pancake syrup, cinnamon, and baking soda until well mixed to a smooth consistency.
  3. While whisking continuously, add white whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Spray the waffle iron with Pam Butter Cooking Spray and pour batter starting from the center of the iron and spreading it evenly. Each waffle iron has different cooking times and different levels of crispiness. Mine is the Oster Dura Ceramic and I set it to max crispiness level which is still pretty soft. It has a green light signal that automatically turns on when the waffle is ready. Check out the video below for results. 

  1. Serve hot with a generous drizzle of your favorite sauces and chopped fruits garnish.
  2. You can store waffles for a good long week.
  3. Freeze them for several weeks.
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1 comment:

  1. The waffles were delicious! The best part is how healthy and sugar free they were! Win winnn!


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