Saturday, February 23, 2013

Waffles from scratch

As I've mentioned before, we eat lots of Mickey waffles in this household. Usually we make them from a pre-made mix, but today I decided to make them from scratch.  I found a basic recipe online and made adjustments to make it lower calorie.  I also adjusted the quantities of each ingredient to make a smaller yield. Most recipes I found online make giant family-sized yields and I didn't feel like having a bunch of extra batter sitting in my fridge. I also like smaller yields when I'm making changes to tried-and-true recipes because there's always that chance that it won't turn it out as well as anticipated, and if that happens I don't want extra ingredients going to waste!  But this turned out even better than anticipated!  Here goes:
Ingredients (makes 2 large waffles):
-1/2 cup wheat flour
-1/8 tsp baking soda
-1/4 tsp baking powder
-1/8 tsp nutmeg
-1/8 tsp cinnamon
-1 tbsp egg beaters
-1 tbsp applesauce
-1 tbsp granulated sugar (or baking Splenda)
-1/4 tsp vanilla extract
-approx 1/2 cup water (to get the batter to desired consistency)
-approx 1/4 cup finely chopped frozen cherries & blueberries (you could use other fruits if you prefer, these are just what we happened to have in our freezer this morning)
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl (you could do the whole wet together, dry together, then combine thing- I just put everything together from the start and it worked out).  Add the water and frozen fruit at the end. I probably added a little more than 1/2 cup water to get the consistency the way I wanted. I don't like super dense waffles, so I probably thinned out my batter more than the average person would.  You do want the batter thick enough so that it clings to your whisk a little, then slowly drips off when you raise it out of the bowl.  Here's my batter in the famous mickey waffle iron:
After a few minutes in the iron, here's the finished product with syrup and an omelette on the side:
I love waffles with hot berry ooze!
I may never use pre-made mix again (OK I probably will out of convenience, but I'll make these whenever I can)!  The wheat flour makes these more filling than your average waffle, and I love that the applesauce (which replaced oil in this recipe) added nice flavor and sweetness to the waffle.


  1. Yummmmm!!! I'm coming over for breakfast.

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