November 8, 2011

Everything Waffles - Healthier

These waffles sounded interesting?  They called for a lot of ingredients that I had never had in a waffle before, but hey, I am a huge waffle lover.  So, I figured why not give a healthier version a try?  It turns out, they are pretty good - I liked them! Now, I wouldn't say they are my favorite, but for a healthy waffle, they are definitely good.  They are a little more heavy than your regular waffle.  I added up the grams of protein in each ingredient as I went.  Guess the total grams of protein in this full batch - 111 grams (according the the brands that I used)! So, if you get 4 servings that is around 27-28 grams of protein per serving.  Not bad - for a waffle!  Drink a glass of milk on the side and that will add another 8 grams per cup!

Everything Waffles 
adapted from: Big Book of Home Cooking

2 c. biscuit baking mix
1 1/2 c. quick cooking oats, uncooked
1/4 c. wheat germ
1/2 c. chopped pecans or walnuts
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 c. peanut butter
1/2 c. vanilla yogurt
3 1/2 c. low-fat milk, divided
1 c. blueberries (I didn't add)

Combine baking mix, oats, wheat germ and nuts in a large bowl; set aside.  In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, peanut butter, yogurt and 3 cups of milk.  Add to dry ingredients and stir.  Add remaining milk as needed to get the consistency of applesauce.  Fold in berries.  Pour by 1/2 cupfuls onto a preheated waffle iron that has been sprayed with non-stick vegetable spray.  Bake until crisp.  Serve with maple syrup or fruit topping.  Serves 4-6

Jenn's Notes: I made this recipe as written, except for the blueberries.  I liked these waffles and they were good for a healthier waffle.    

1 comment:

  1. Good call not adding the blueberries. Not so sure blueberries and peanut butter go well together...

    Amy @ A Little Nosh