Friday, September 29, 2006

Mmmm.... Waffles

I have been making great use of my new Belgium waffle maker. I have wanted one of these for years, ever since eating them for breakfast in a Marriott hotel in 2003. I love it, because after you add the batter, you close the lid and turn it 180 degrees around so the batter evenly fills both sections with deep crispy pockets for butter and maple syrup. I tried 3 recipes, and so far the winner is from the box of "Whole Wheat Baking Mix" I picked up at Trader Joe's.

They really knew what I wanted- I want a cripsy, tasty waffle that isn't mearly empty calories. I love that it is made with whole wheat and oats, but it is also versatile, quick, and tasty. The box also has recipes for pancakes, biscuits and coffee cake. It only takes a few minutes to make, which is great, because I hate waiting for my breakfast!

2 cups Trader Joe's whole wheat baking mix
1 cup milk
2 egg whites
3 tb oil
(I used walnut oil and also added 4 tb chopped walnuts)

1. Mix all ingredients together. Allow to sit for 4 minutes.
2. Pour onto waffle iron.
3. Enjoy!

This recipe will make 4, 8-inch waffles, or a lot more on a regular waffle iron. I cut the recipe in half, to make two waffles, perfect for me and hubby.


sher said...

Sarah! Your waffle iron sure knew it was dealing with a professional. Those are some of the prettiest waffles I've seen in a long time. I'm fantasizing about all the different things I could put on top. Well, real maple sysrup to start!

Brilynn said...

That is some fancy waffle maker you've got! Mine is much less elaborate, but also produced some decent waffles

Hot(M)BC said...

Sarah, We've got the WCB 69 link collecting post up to gather links! We're ready to go. Mom promises she'll get the list up for everybody this evening. (She'd have had it ready but she overnapped LOL)

Bonnie Loves Cats =^..^= said...

So nice to receive a birthday that you really wanted and those waffles are so good looking. Have you ever heard of Chicken and Waffels? These are makiing me very hungry.
I will send out notices about this week's WCB # 69 from Sanjee at the House of the Mostly Black Cats.
Bonnie in Virginia