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Whole Grain Waffle Mix 
May 1, 2011 7:18 am 
Updated: May 29, 2011 9:21 am
I love to make waffles or pancakes on the weekend. I decided that since I make them so often, it would be great to have a mix on hand. I tweeked a Taste of Home recipe that I found. I loved that it toasted the grains. Here is my version:

Whole Grain Waffle Mix
2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
2 cups whole wheat flour
2 cups white unbleached (or all purpose)
1/2 cup toasted wheat germ
1/2 cup toasted ground flax
1 cup toasted oat bran
1 cup buttermilk blend powder
3 T. baking powder
2 t. baking soda
1 t. sea salt

In a large bowl, whisk the above ingredients together. I like to make sure the baking powder/soda are very well incoorporated.

To toast the grains, I placed them on a cookie sheet in a preheated 350 oven. I toasted for 4 minutes, then whisked them around and toasted another 3-4. Watch closely, they will burn. Smells heavenly! This is easy to use whatever you have on hand. For the oat bran, you could blend up some old fashioned or quick cooking oats. If you don't have the flax, use more of the oat bran or wheat germ, or vice versa. You could also leave out the white flour & go all whole wheat. You might need more water in the finished product. I felt the waffles that we made toward the end (after the batter rested for a bit) were better. Here are the toasted grains.

I love this stuff. I use it in my homemade ranch mix.
Sorry for the poor pics, it's raining and dark  so that ='s poorly lit pics. And, please excuse the grody thumb!

To make the mix, I used 2 cups of the dry mix, with 1 cup water, 2 eggs and 2 T canola. The original recipe called for 2 T. honey, but my honey can't have it, so I left it out. I should have replaced it with sugar free syrup or melted butter. My finished waflle was just a tad bit dry. I'll play around with adding moisture with cottage cheese or greek yogurt, maybe even some applesauce.
We were eating them faster than I could stage a pic. Hubby likes his with walnuts in the batter. I like mine plain. These would have been so delish wih blueberries mixed in, or a homemade applesauce on top. Maybe even lemon curd, yum!

So while the end result wasn't perfection, it was good, fairly healthy & filling. I like the fact that I have the mix in the freezer. Next weekend, I'll work on perfecting it!
May 1, 2011 7:46 am
Great idea,Scotdog! I am too fond of waffles so, a healthier one is certainly in order. May I suggest adding two more tablespoons of oil and for a flavor zip and reduce the "dryness)use sesame oil for the additional oil. (Not the dark.) Your idea of toasting the grains is genious! I'll do it!
May 1, 2011 8:08 am
Great idea! My gingerbread waffles aren't low in fat-1/2 cup cannola oil. I haven't subbed yogurt or applesauce to reduce fat in recipes. We just don't have them very often but if I could reduce the fat we could have waffles more often :) Is there a ratio for subbing yogurt or applesauce for fat?
May 1, 2011 8:33 am
Interesting Mike, I wouldn't have thought of sesame oil. The one time I cooked with it, I wasn't too fond of it. Mixed in a batter, it might be good. I also have Grapeseed Oil, I might try that.
May 1, 2011 8:33 am
I think you can do it for the whole amount of oil Cat Hill. I might just try to add 2 T along with the oil at first.
May 1, 2011 8:35 am
That looks so good! I have two waffle irons my mom had. It's time to pull them out to see if they even work! I hope you submitted this recipe. It looks GREAT!
May 1, 2011 8:53 am
YUM!!! So glad you are an experimental type! :) I am defintely saving this blog... :) Thanks Kelly!
May 1, 2011 9:02 am
Those look so good! I hope you'll share when you have it perfected. :)
May 1, 2011 9:08 am
Great! Thanks for that. I have a ton of buttermilk powder to use up so this will be perfect and I love using whole grains. Plus, my family loves waffles. I was able to find roasted ground flax at Costco that I love. I use it when I'm going for a nutty flavor in something, so I'll definitely toast the other grains. I'm going to go mix this up right now!
May 1, 2011 9:11 am
PS, when I mix them up, I might increase the oil since you found them a little dry, and will add in the honey. I'll let you know how they turn out for me.
May 1, 2011 9:23 am
apple sauce would be great with this, even some cut up strawberries. If I can't find buttermilk powder, do you think I could use plain milk powder, then add water? or apple juice?
May 1, 2011 9:45 am
Another thought ~ I find olive oil produces great moist results when I'm baking with whole wheat so I'll probably use it here. @rg ~ I could not find buttermilk powder in any of the grocery stores in Calgary (never mind out here in Cochrane), but most health food stores stock it.
May 1, 2011 11:00 am
If I'm going to the bother of heating up the waffle iron, I make the batter from scratch each time! If making the dry mix works for you, go for it! They look good!
May 2, 2011 6:02 am
Thanks Scotdog! I did better than that. While weeding it occurred to me that I had that recipe for as long as the waffle recipe. So I re- worked it this morning using 1/4 C oil and 2 T no fat yogurt. Even took a picture they came out so good!
May 2, 2011 8:10 am
thanks CC, I was also thinking of just using regular buttermilk. I have a family waffle recipe (never realized there was a mix for these) and the addition of whole wheat flour would be a great idea.
May 2, 2011 9:05 am
Those look so yummy! I just might have to make some waffles next weekend :)
May 2, 2011 10:57 am
Sounds great!
May 2, 2011 5:29 pm
Um, that should read "I had the recipe as long as the waffle maker" I really need to make sure I've had all my coffee before I post. Thanks again for making me think about waffles for breakfast!
May 3, 2011 4:27 pm
sueb - it saved time with the toasting of the grains. Do you buy yours already toasted?
May 3, 2011 4:28 pm
Yep redneck, plain milk powder would be great. Apple juice is a great idea.
May 3, 2011 4:29 pm
Great idea on the olive oil CC. Did you get a chance to make it?
May 29, 2011 9:21 am
I've made them several different ways now. So far the best is: adding a whole apple, grated; using 4 Tbs olive oil; 2 Tbs honey; 4 Tbs plain yogurt. They are really good. The family likes them!
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