Whole Wheat Waffles

If you had known me in high school and college, you would have thought I was crazy.

I would freak out and drive to the closest grocery store (or gas station) at 6am if we were ever out of milk for breakfast.

I HAD to have cereal.

End of story.

Cereal was my life line and only in very rare occasions did I partake in anything different.

I had a few favorites:

  • Frosted Mini Wheats
  • Lucky Charms (I always ate the cereal part first, marshmallows last.)
  • French Toast Crunch
  • Cinnamon Life
  • Captain Crunch Berries (I always ate the yellow bricks first, crunch berries last.)
  • Raisin Bran (believe it or not…)

…ya… see a pattern here? Sugar, sugar, SUGAR!

Yeah, well…nothing’s changed.

I still love my sugar, but now I can’t bare to think of a whole meal wasted on cereal (unless it’s homemade granola). Not that cereal is bad or anything. I’ve just began to love the idea of homemade ANYTHING in the morning (pancakes, waffles, quick bread, omlettes, french toast, muffins…).

 

 

I’m sure that you’ve noticed that I love pancakes. Since I do the vast majority of the cooking….that’s what we have for breakfast (at least once a week). Trust me! 😉

My husband loves waffles. And after much determination, he got me to make some. 🙂

He loves them with whipped cream…See here:

 

I like mine with peanut butter and bananas. Oh yeah. 😉

So after Kate made some incredible Belgium waffles…my husband’s dreams came true. 😉

Side Note: I really need to invest in a Belgium waffle maker, mine just isn’t cutting it anymore. *hint-husband-hint*

 

Whole Wheat Waffles

slightly adapted from Cookie + Kate

Ingredients

How-To

  1. Preheat the waffle iron.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flours, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together the milk, buttermilk powder, vanilla extract, eggs and agave nectar.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients. Stir just until combined.
  5. Pour in the melted butter and stir just until combined. Don’t over stir.
  6. Ladle into the waffle iron that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
  7. Enjoy with your favorite toppings (Some of ours included whipped cream, syrup, peanut butter, and bananas.)

 

Do you have a favorite breakfast?

 

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22 comments

    1. Buttermilk powder (I linked up the brand I use) is just so you don’t have to keep buttermilk at your house. You just keep it in your pantry and add it to milk whenever you need buttermilk. But, if you don’t have it buttermilk works, as well as souring milk (add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice to milk and let it sit for 5 minutes). 🙂

  1. Yum! Your waffles look great. I’ve never heard of buttermilk powder. I always make my own by adding lemon juice or vinegar to milk.

    Hope your husband gets the hint. Belgian waffles are the best waffles! 😉

  2. mmm, waffles! i also had a love for lucky charms growing up, although my mom wouldn’t let us eat sugary cereals, so i could only get ’em at grandma’s house / my friends houses. i think i might buy a box today + save these delicious waffles for the weekend. =)

  3. Love these whole grain waffles – I need to get one of those belgium waffle irons too! We’re celebrating Whole Grains Month in September and hope you’ll stop by throughout the month – lots of whole grain giveaways coming up.

  4. I keep buttermilk powder on hand too! So convenient because I only use buttermilk every once in a while for specific recipes and it keeps me from having to run to the store for fresh buttermilk.

    I love all breakfast food. It is definitely my favorite meal of the day. My favorite breakfast has to be a bowl of grits with 2 sunnyside up eggs on top. I actually had it this morning!

  5. My girls have been begging for waffles! Now that I have a healthy recipe I’ll have to make them. We had some awesome pancakes this morning with whole wheat and oats! YUM!!! You listed off some of my favorite cereals too, that I only got at grandmas! 🙂

  6. I have this recipe bookmarked from Kate’s blog… thanks for the reminder! Your waffles turned out beautifully. I have a square belgian waffle maker, and have actually been lusting over a circular one like yours – we need to hold a waffle maker swap ;). The obvious pro to having a belgian version is the deep pockets to collect maple syrup or peanut butter… but the con is that they don’t seem to crisp up as much as their flatter counterparts. Maybe I’m just not cooking them for long enough?!

    1. That’s funny. We should totally trade. 😉 I definitely need some deep pockets to collect all of that pb and syrup. 😉 Mmmm!

  7. um yes, please. cereal was my life line as well. shredded mini wheats and kix were my favorite. i loved all the sugary cereals too so i had tons of faves.

    these waffles look amazing!

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