Wednesday, February 13, 2013


I adapted this recipe from the good ole, red and white, Better Homes & Garden Cookbook.

Whole Wheat Apple Waffles

1 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 c white flour
2 Tbsp sugar *
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
2 eggs
2 c buttermilk
1/2 c no sugar added applesauce
1 tsp vanilla

I a medium bowl stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.  Make a well in center of flour mixture; set aside. (Want to know a secret?  I only used one bowl.  I didn't sift my flour, and I didn't make a well.  They were still good).
In another medium bowl beat eggs slightly; stir in milk, applesauce, and vanilla.  Add egg mixture all at once to flour mixture.  Stir just until moistened (batter should be slightly lumpy). (Don't be like my Grandpa.  According to my mom, when he made waffles, he would let the beater run for a couple of minutes.  He also put bacon grease in his waffles.  They were gross.  I repeat, don't be like him).
Pour 1 to 1 & 1/4 c batter onto grids of a preheated, lightly greased waffle baker.  Close lid, bake according to manufacturer's directions.  When done, use a fork to lift waffle off grid.  Repeat with remaining batter. Serve warm.

 The batter, lightly mixed.
 This meal could have been sponsored by kroger- I used Kroger applesauce, white flour, wheat flour, sugar, and vanilla.  I'm a fan of cheap stuff.

Pour the batter on the waffle iron.

Wait for it...
Mmmm.  These were good.
Now here's the deal.  I topped these with Dandelion Mama's Buttermilk Syrup.
Mainly because it is delicious.  I think it would also be delicious with raspberry sauce.  Or even just fresh fruit- strawberries, raspberries and blueberries would be delicious, get a 2nd serving of fruit in, and cut down on the sugar.  My boys all loved these waffles.

*Because you're using applesauce in place of oil, and the applesauce is a little bit sweet, I think you could easily leave out the sugar.