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!