Recipe: 100% Whole Wheat Freezer Waffles

Just because you're eating healthy doesn't mean you have to give up all of the comfort foods you love.  These waffles are made with a combination of whole wheat pastry flour and white whole wheat flour to produce something nobody would ever guess is 100% whole wheat.  The coconut oil adds some good fat to the mix.  Serve with a pat of butter and some real maple syrup or any other topping you can think of (peanut butter and bananas come to mind or strawberries and whipped cream).  These filling waffles make a quick breakfast, lunch, dinner or even dessert.

FREEZER FRIENDLY:  These waffles are so easy to make ahead of time and freeze.  Once the waffles are cooked and thoroughly cooled, place them on a cookie sheet in the freezer for about 4 hours to flash freeze them.  Once they are frozen, individually wrap them in plastic wrap and place them in a freezer storage bag.  Waffles should last for 3-6 months in the freezer.

To reheat:  Toast in a toaster or toaster oven for about 5 minutes or until heated through and crisp on the outside.

100% Whole Wheat Waffles
     A Shrinkella Original

2 eggs, beaten
1 3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup extra-virgin coconut oil (Recommended: Nutiva Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil)
1/4 cup applesauce
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1 cup white whole wheat flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt

Beat the eggs in a medium bowl.  Add milk, vanilla extract, applesauce, sugar, and salt and stir to combine.  Add both kinds of flour to the milk mixture and mix until just combined.  Don't worry if it's still a little lumpy.
Melt the coconut oil in the microwave and add it in.  If your mixture is cold, the coconut oil will start to harden up again and make the waffle batter thick.  That's fine.  It will not affect the deliciousness!

Don't overmix the batter.  Stir until the coconut oil is just incorporated (a wisk is helpful).

If you have a Belgian-style waffle maker that makes huge waffles (like mine), use about 3/4 cup of batter per waffle.

Yield: 5 Huge Waffles (1/2 waffle is 1 serving) 10 servings

Approximate Nutrition Facts Per Serving (Based on 10 servings):
Calories: 182
Fat: 7.6 grams
Saturated Fat: 5.5 grams
Protein: 5.3 grams
Carbohydrates: 23.4 grams
Fiber: 3.3 grams

Note: Coconut oil is high in saturated fat, but not all saturated fats are created equal.  This saturated fat is actually GOOD for you.  Coconut oil is one of the healthiest fats you can eat.  Plus, it gives a really yummy hint of coconut to these waffles.  If you don't like coconut, try these!  The coconut flavor is very subtle.

1 comment:

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