Snow Day Waffles

I can remember only one time that school was cancelled while I was growing up.  It was the year we had an ice storm that shut off the city’s power for almost two weeks.  Now that I am a teacher in Kentucky, snow days are quite common  Each year we have at least five or ten.  And each one is a gift–they never grow old.  The only thing better than a snow day is an unexpected snow day.   Most of the time we see them coming, but last week we had an unexpected snow day.  I took advantage by making waffles with the new waffle maker I got for Christmas.  I’d been saving a recipe I’d seen here for waffles made with half whole wheat.  I’d tried one already with all whole wheat flour but they were not great.  It was a texture thing.  These were amazing though.  I think the secret is the large amount of baking powder–more than three times what you would normally use in most waffle recipes.  Since the baking powder is what helps the waffles rise and stay light, this increase counteracts the weight of the whole wheat flour.  An added bonus is that this recipe makes about 10 waffles.  Stick the extras in a ziplock in the freezer.  When you feel like a waffle, stick one in the toaster for a few seconds.  Healthy, homemade waffles in less than a  minute.  Perfect for weekday mornings before school.

Half Whole Wheat Waffles

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups skim milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

Whisk the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl.  Mix the wet ingredients together.  Combine the wet and dry ingredients.  Cook in a waffle maker according to waffle maker instructions.  Serve with butter, powdered sugar, and real maple syrup.

Easy right?

Per waffle:  145 calories, 2 g fat, 7 g sugar, 2 g fiber, and 6 g protein.

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One Response to Snow Day Waffles

  1. Debbie says:

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