Rachel’s Healthy and Delicious Waffles

It is not very often that I can actually claim a recipe as my own. One of my very favorite things to do is gather recipes that are tried and true from my mom, my mother in law, my sisters, the pioneer woman, my BYU cooking instructor, my friend Margo, Giada, my favorite blogs, and put that person’s name at the end of the recipe. It makes me happy to imagine that person making that recipe in their own kitchen. I always try to give credit where it is due.  I have many “adapted from” recipes, where I’ve changed or added something according to our tastes or what I have in my pantry.

But this recipe is different. This comes straight from my kitchen. I decided what ingredients I wanted in the waffle batter, and then experiment after experiment, I finally came up with all the right quantities.  I love the food science behind it all– and it took me forever to settle on 2 1/2 TB of baking powder (not baking soda)!

 I’ve been making these for a few years. We have them every Monday morning, and use the leftover batter for pancakes on Tuesday! It makes a huge batch. I keep the extra batter in the fridge, with a piece of plastic wrap secured right on the surface of the batter. I’ve also tried cooking then freezing them which works well too. These are really healthy (no sugar, minimal oil, applesauce, whole wheat flour, wheat germ, flax seed, etc), but with the help of one cup of white flour, they aren’t too dense. And they are really filling; I’m usually not hungry until dinner time after having these for breakfast!

Rachel’s Healthy and Delicious Waffles

 4 eggs

3 1/2 cups milk

1/2 cup olive oil

1/2 cup applesauce

2 TB honey

1 tsp vanilla

1 cup white flour

3 cups whole wheat flour (I like to grind my own with my Wondermill)

1 cup oats

1/3 cup wheat germ

1/3 cup flax seed flour

2 1/2 TB baking powder

1 tsp salt

Heat waffle iron. Whisk eggs. Then add all wet ingredients. Stir. Dump all dry ingredients on top of wet ingredients. Mix lightly before incorporating the dry ingredients from underneath. Don’t overmix! Spray waffle iron between each use, and cook until golden brown.

Top with butter, real maple syrup, jam, fruit, whipped cream, peanut butter, nutella, or whatever else you like!

About Rach @ Family Ever After

Hi! I am Rachel Howard, and I have a blog called Family Ever After, where I talk about things I cook, sew, craft, garden, activities with my kids, and more. My husband and I both grew up in South Dakota. I majored in Family and Consumer Science Education at Brigham Young University, and then taught middle school sewing and foods for one year, before making the leap into motherhood. We now have 3 kids, and I love to cook for them. They help me in the kitchen daily, and I am very passionate about cooking healthy and tasty food, with whole ingredients. I love The Wondermill Company!

Grain Mill Wagon Challenge Experience:
One of the main reasons I write a blog is because it gives me incredible opportunities to work with companies like The Wonder Mill Company. I literally have had "wheat grinder" written on my Christmas and Birthday list for the last 3 years, so you can imagine my excitement when I was given a mill to try out and review. The day it came in the mail really did feel like Christmas! I knew that I would like it, but actually, I love it! It will grind so much more than just wheat, which I had no idea was possible! My kids all love helping to pour the wheat berries slowly into the grinder. We had fun talks about what was taking place, and why we grind our own wheat. Freshly ground wheat is healthy, and the ability to store and use your own wheat is amazing. I loved coming up with recipes for this challenge, and although I could think of a million cookie recipes with whole wheat, I was actually able to come up with healthy breakfast and dinner ideas too! I am so grateful to have had this experience!

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One Response to Rachel’s Healthy and Delicious Waffles

  1. Nice post! These look delicious!

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