Monday, October 8, 2012
My older son asked for waffles this morning, and I took the opportunity to give him the most nutritious ones that I could make with ingredients on hand. He's such a little guy with more interest in moving around than eating, so I have to seize every opportunity he shows interest in food. :)
This is the healthy alternative to conventional waffles. This is actually packed with flavor and nutrition and has a perfect combination of crisp exterior and soft interior when fresh off the waffle iron. :) Even the butter and sugar loving hubby approved!
3/4 cup wheat bran
1/2 cup rye flour
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
2 tablespoons flaxseed meal
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
1 1/2 cup milk + 2 tablespoons vinegar (OR lemon juice)
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
Gently whisk together the dry ingredients then set aside.
Stir the vinegar into the milk, set aside. Break the eggs into a medium bowl and whisk until smooth. Whisk in the melted butter. Stir in the milk/vinegar combination (it should be slightly thickened). Stir in the dry ingredients to this and allow to stand while you preheat your waffle iron.
Cook on your waffle iron according to manufacturers instructions.
Makes 8 count, 3inch by 3inch square waffles.
Nutrition Facts for 2 waffles, with 2% milk:
316 calories, 14.9 g total fat, 123.1 mg cholesterol, 300 mg sodium, 363 mg potassium, 39 g total carbohydrates (7.9 g fiber, 8.5 g sugar), 11.4 g protein.
Vitamin A (13%), Vitamin B-12 (4.2%), Vitamin B-6 (10.), Vitamin D (14%), Calcium (31%), Copper (8.3%), Folate (11.9%), Iron (16.4%), Magnesium (19.9%), Manganese (80.5%), Niacin (12.5%), Phosphorus (25.5%), Riboflavin (14.2%), Selenium (18.8%), Thiamin (14.8%), Zinc (9.5%)