Monday, June 27, 2011
Healthy Blueberry Waffles
When visiting Clark's family, I was accused of bringing healthy recipes into the house. While his little sister was overjoyed at the prospect of taking in better substance, his mom, little brother, and eventually father, were not as thrilled.
This morning was the first morning since we've been in our new apartment that Clark and I were able to sit down to a breakfast together. So, I decided to make it special.
We have a debate in our household: pancakes vs. waffles. I am more of a pancakes person myself. Clark prefers waffles. Since this was his first morning to a sit down breakfast, I caved and made his preference... but not without a price! Now that we're home, healthy is officially taking over. Not to mention it's important for baby to be getting the right nutrients.
While these waffles are healthy, they still taste amazing. Odds are you could get away with making them, not tell your guests or partakers what they're made with, and nobody would guess that they are healthy... other than the blueberries found within them!
- 1 C Unbleached, All Purpose Flour
- 3/4 C Whole Wheat Flour
- 1 TBSP Baking Powder
- 2 TSP Wheat Germ
- 1 TSP Sugar
- 1/2 TSP Salt
- 1 3/4 C Skim Milk
- 3 TBSP Vegetable or Canola Oil
- 1 Egg
- 2 Egg Whites
- 1 1/4 C Blueberries (frozen or fresh, but I always prefer to use fresh!)
- In a large bowl sift or mix together the flours and baking powder. Add the wheat germ,sugar, and salt and mix in following these supplies if you are sifting.
- In a smaller bowl, combine the milk, oil, egg and egg whites. Whisk together passionately. Then add the wet ingredients to the larger bowl with the dry ingredients. Whisk all of this together.
- Add the blueberries. I use 1 1/4 C because I thoroughly LOVE blueberries overpowering my waffles. If this is not the case for you, use 1/2 C to 1 C.
- Follow the directions for a lovely waffle maker that you have!
This recipe should make around 5-8 standard sized waffles with the waffle maker. Bon Appetit!