Recently, my brother, sister-in-law, and I went to an organic, all-natural market where my brother purchased whole-grain frozen waffles. I was shocked at the price! I kept thinking that I could come up with a recipe and freeze the waffles myself. On hectic and busy weekdays, I can now pop one in the toaster – it’s all about convenience, knowing what you are eating, and saving money, right?
These waffles are by far the best buttermilk waffles I have ever eaten! They are extremely healthy and are made from a blend of whole-wheat and all-purpose flour, plus nonfat buttermilk. The ingredients combined make a waffle which is exploding with flavor and is light and fluffy!
This recipe originated from Eating Well Test Kitchen but I made a few adjustments. They taste delicious with fruit and Reddi Wip (not sponsored) or home-made whipped cream. Or you can be creative and top with any of your favorite toppings! They are extremely simple to make and don’t take much time, which is what I love the most. I made a double batch and froze several waffles in freezer bags.
Shockingly, my son really loves them as well; he’s never been overly excited about anything whole-wheat. He couldn’t even tell they had wheat flour in them and gobbled up two straight from the waffle maker. Waffles have always been one of my favorite breakfast foods but these are now my #1 favorite breakfast foods! Hope you enjoy these waffles as much as we do! Recipe is below.
Oh and yes, I didn’t forget to share some with my brother and sister-in-law!
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup whole-wheat flour
1 tablespoon table wheat bran
1 tablespoon wheat germ
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon table salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups nonfat buttermilk
1 large egg (separated)
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 large egg whites
2 tablespoons sugar
Stir together dry ingredients, all-purpose flour, whole-wheat flour, wheat bran, wheat germ, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and baking soda in a large bowl.
Whisk buttermilk, one egg yolk, oil, and vanilla in a bowl. Note- I use a large glass measuring cup.
Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until moistened be careful not to over stir.
Beat 3 egg whites in mixing bowl with mixer until soft peaks form. Add sugar and continue beating until stiff and glossy about 4 minutes. Whisk 1/4 of the beaten egg whites and sugar mixture into batter. Fold in remaining beaten egg whites and sugar mixture with a mixing spatula or spoon.
Preheat waffle iron, spray with non-stick cooking spray with flour ( I prefer Pam non-stick cooking spray; not sponsored). Use a measuring cup to fill the waffle iron two-thirds full with batter and cook until waffles are crisp and golden, about 5-6 minutes. Repeat until you’ve used all the batter.
Top with fruit and drizzle with your favorite syrup.