I used to love waffles. I don’t remember when it started, but when I was first married, my husband and I used to have ‘waffle Wednesdays’ almost every week, mostly so I could justify whipped cream for dinner. I gave that up when I ditched sugar, and the lure of waffles kind of went away. But my kids love them (even without whipped cream!). Maybe it’s a kid thing, maybe not, but whatever it is, I want to share the healthiest way to enjoy them!
My daughter had been asking for waffles, so I broke out the waffle iron the other night and made them for dinner. Every time we had gone to the store, she was begging for the frozen waffles. (But she was just as happy with the home-made version!) Here’s my gripe with frozen waffles…
Eggos or similar brands have a fair amount of ingredients I avoid. Like any flour that is not 100% whole grain. And they contain unhealthy oils, like soybean oil. And sugar. Wheat and soy are also two ingredients that are pretty much guaranteed to be genetically-modified, which I avoid at all costs. So Eggos are out.
Then you have organic frozen waffles. Here, you are avoiding any artificial or genetically-modified ingredients. However, it is still hard to find ones that are 100% whole grain, use oils I prefer, and don’t have a million ingredients. And honestly, they are expensive! I have bought some from my co-op before (hence my daughter asking for them), but I’m not paying that on a regular basis!
Especially when waffles are so simple to make yourself! Then you get to control the ingredients.
I made a batch of these waffles for dinner, and then I froze the rest. Then, you can pop them in the toaster for breakfast just like you do with the store-bought kind! Except this way, you can feel good about the ingredients your kids are starting the day with. You might have a little difficulty if your toaster slots are too narrow, but I didn’t have trouble putting one-fourth of a waffle into ours.
I promise these are simple and take just a few minutes to make, so give it a try!
Whole Wheat Waffles
• 2 organic eggs, or 2 tablespoons flax meal mixed with 4 tablespoons water
• 1 ¾ cup coconut milk
• ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
• 1 tablespoon raw honey
• ½ teaspoon cinnamon
• ¼ teaspoon baking soda
• 1 ½ cups organic whole wheat pastry flour (I like Bob’s Red Mill)
• 2 teaspoons baking powder
• 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
Whisk together eggs (or flax mixture), milk, oil, honey, cinnamon and baking soda.
Mix in flour, baking powder and salt.
Pour into your waffle iron in batches, according to iron directions.
**Based on a 100 Days of Real Food Recipe
This recipe made 6 large waffles in my waffle iron.
Next time I make these, I will add some frozen berries!
- 2 organic eggs, or 2 tablespoons flax meal mixed with 4 tablespoons water
- 1 3/4 cup coconut milk
- 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
- 1 tablespoon raw honey
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 1/2 cups organic whole wheat pastry flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
- Whisk together eggs (or flax mixture), milk, oil, honey, cinnamon and baking soda.
- Mix in flour, baking powder and salt.
- Pour into your waffle iron in batches, according to iron directions.