Waffles are SO good, but I really was looking for a healthy waffle recipe, so I could indulge a little more often. A friend gave me this fantastic recipe.
It uses whole wheat flour instead of white flour which ups the fiber content of the recipe a lot. Or you can easily replace part of all of the wheat flour with rye, buckwheat, soy, cornmeal, bran or wheat germ.
A mix of whole wheat flour and rye flour is good. I also like 1/2 whole wheat flour and 1/2 bran or wheat germ. 3/4 whole wheat flour and 1/4 cornmeal is nice too. It results in a waffle that is a bit crunchy. It’s perfect drizzled with a little maple syrup. All are healthy alternatives to white flour waffles and make a great healthy waffle recipe.
Using all soy flour makes this a gluten free waffle recipe.
Instead of the brown sugar, honey or syrup, I put Stevia in my waffle batter. Sorry but I can’t even tell you how much to use because some stevia brands “water down” the stevia with fillers to make it measure more like sugar. If you are using a brand like that, use the measurement shown in the recipe. If you are using a purer stevia, you won’t need anywhere near as much. Start with 1/2 teaspoon, test a bit of the batter by making a coin sized waffle and see if you want more sweetness.
So go ahead and eat waffles. Just try a few variations of the recipe below and see what homemade waffle recipe is your favorite.
Healthy Waffle Recipe: Whole Grain Waffles
- 2-4 eggs, separated
- 1 1/2 cups milk, almond milk or soy milk
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 1-2 tablespoons brown sugar, honey (heated) or maple syrup (optional)
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups flour, whole wheat or any combination of whole wheat, rye, buckwheat, soy or triticale flour, cornmeal, bran or wheat germ
- Preheat the waffle iron to medium-hot (375°F). Grease it or not as per your waffle maker instructions.
- Beat the egg whites until stiff and set them aside.
- In a large bowl, beat the yolks with milk. Add the remaining ingredients, beating after each addition. Fold in the beaten egg whites. Pour into a lightly greased pre-heated waffle iron and bake for a few minutes, until it stops steaming.
Makes about 5 round or rectangular waffles.
Note: If you are in a hurry, you can use whole beaten eggs instead of whipping the egg whites, but the waffles won’t be as light.
- I add 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon to the batter for even more flavor and nutrition.
- If you are lucky enough to have leftover waffles, freeze them and heat them in the toaster for a snack or quick breakfast.
- Of course you are free to replace the almond milk or soy milk with real milk.
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