Monday, March 14, 2011

Whole Wheat Waffles and Fruit Topping

Soy Free, Dairy Free

Whole Wheat waffles...great for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

The only part about waffles that I don't love is the mess that I always seem to make when I prepare them.

We received a waffle iron for a wedding present (over 5 1/2 years ago) and we have frequently enjoyed waffles since. They were a very cheap meal many evenings during our first few years of marriage.

This last time I made waffles, Ezra tried a little corner of one for his first waffle taste. He loved it!

One of my favorite waffle toppings is fruit.
This fruit mixture contains: blueberries, cranberries, pears, apples and rhubarb.


Whole Wheat Waffles Recipe
Ingredients:
2 eggs
1 3/4 cups of water or milk (I always use water and I love the results.)
1/2 cup oil (canola or vegetable)
2 cups of whole wheat flour
4 tsp baking powder
1 T cane juice crystals, sucanut or sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt

Directions for waffles:
(If you want to make fruit topping, start the fruit first and allow it to simmer while you prepare the waffles.)
1.  Preheat waffle iron. Spray with cooking oil if needed.  
2.  Beat the eggs till they are foamy, then add the water and oil and beat more. The foamier the liquid, the lighter and fluffier the waffles.
3.  Mix together the dry ingredients with a whisk (flour, baking powder, sugar, cinnamon and salt.)
4.  Add the dry ingredients to the wet and stir till everything is wet and only slightly lumpy.
5.  Cook waffles in waffle iron and enjoy!

Directions for fruit topping: 
1.  Clean fruit and cut into small pieces. Combine your favorite fruits like: apple/pear/ blueberry, cranberry/apple/cherry, pear/rhubarb/blueberry...ect
2.  Put the fruit pieces into a small sauce pan, add anywhere from 1 T to 1/4 cup of sugar or honey depending on the natural sweetness of the fruit and your own taste preference.
3.  Heat the fruit and sugar to a very light boil, then turn the heat down and simmer till fruit is soft and syrupy. About 15 minutes. Then serve over your waffles.






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