Waffles, YES! End of post. (just kidding)
Pancakes are great and all, but my breakfast heart belongs to waffles and french toast. Put a fried egg over easy on the top, and my weekend morning is absolutely complete (as long as I have a skinny latte of course) Is it still a fried egg, if I don’t technically fry it? I just use a non-stick pan so I don’t have to use butter/oil. Salt/Pepper, that’s it, that’s all you need. Duh.
I have a bag of whole-wheat flour that I’ve been meaning to use up. It’s taken longer than expect because Brad is a huge whiner and cries when I use whole-wheat. (although he has permanently lost this battle with pasta, I only buy whole-wheat, and I’m the only one who cooks in this household…and buys the groceries. I win) He was showing a home that he remodeled this morning on Lincoln’s Remodeled Tour of Homes, so breakfast was all for me this morning 🙂 Along with whole-wheat, I also stray from butter as much as possible (as you know), BUT, if you want these a tad crisper, add a couple of tablespoons of butter.
Need something to go along with the sun splashing into your kitchen, 70 degree wake-up weather, the smell of stale beer (from a kitchen full of empty beer bottles from last nights festivities), and the perfect breeze blowing thru the kitchen as your hazelnut coffee is brewing? Then you should make some guilty-free whole-wheat, no butter waffles, and top them with blueberry compote!
Whole-Wheat Waffles for Two
1 cup Whole Wheat Flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 tbsp sugar/sweetener
3/4 cup milk
1 egg, separated
1/4 tsp vanilla
3 tbsp of cooking oil
2 tbsp of butter, melted (optional, I’ve done this with and without. With makes your waffles more crispy)
1. Preheat waffle griddle.
2. Whisk all your dry ingredients together in a bowl. In another bowl, whisk all your liquid ingredients together. Stir the wet into the dry just until combined.
*** Want to switch it up? Add a mashed banana, 2 tbsp of peanut butter, 2 tbsp of maple syrup, a handful of fresh blueberries, 1 tbsp of cinnamon. Use your favorite ingredient!