Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Healthy Wheat Oatmeal Waffles


As you know, I just bought a waffle maker.  With the new toy, of course I got to create healthy recipe to serve my girls.  I have a bag of instant oatmeal that no one wants to eat.  So, making waffle is the way to go as I don't like to waste food.  Again, I am making this sweeter as I am going to serve it plain and as a to-go breakfast.  After I added the flour and instant oatmeal, the batter was a bit watery so in some whole wheat flour.  I also wanted to incorporate some fruit into my girls breakfast, so I thought of dried cranberries.  I can say one piece of this waffle is pretty healthy because it has oatmeal, whole wheat flour, milk, dried cranberries, honey and eggs into the mix.  What's best is it is homemade!  When I was done with the waffles of course it was the taste test time.  Quickly gathered my girls and asked them to try.  My girls loved it!  Great news for me as this is way healthier than the basic waffle.


This wheat oatmeal waffles actually crispy on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside when still warm.  Just remember to cook it until brown.  This recipe is for those who prefer healthier recipe and with adaptable taste.





Ingredients:

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup instant oatmeal/ quick-cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon 
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 4 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. honey
  • 1 3/4 cup 1 % milk
  • 1/2 cup canola oil

Dried cranberries, as needed

Method:

1.  In a big bowl, hand whisk the two eggs until fluffy.  Add in the rest of the ingredients except dried cranberries and hand whisk until all is blended.  Set aside.

2.  Preheat your waffle maker.  When preheated, spray with buttery non-stick spray and scoop some of the batter onto the waffle iron.  Spread some dried cranberries on top.  Then, cover the top and side with more batter.  Cover and cook until brown.  For mine is about 6 minutes.  Exact time depends on your waffle maker.

3.  Take it out with a spatula and chopstick and serve hot.

Or cool on wire rack and put in a zip lock bag and freeze for future use.  Toast in a toaster to heat it up.

16 comments:

Belinda @zomppa said...

I want to be in your home. These came out so perfect.

tigerfish said...

A healthy breakfast starts the day, yeah?

Mochachocolata Rita said...

i want a waffle maker...hehe maybe later :D

noobcook said...

great idea for that healthier touch :)

Cooking Gallery said...

I left my waffle maker when I moved to Germany (too many things to carry...;)), I think it's time that I buy another one here!

Dawn said...

Aren't waffles some of the best things ever? And these especially as they are so healthy!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Thanks Belinda. It actually tasted good too.

Yes yes Tigerfish. :)

Rita, actually it's good to get one as I have been using it a lot. LOL!

Thanks noobcook. As always think of an healthier way to serve my girls.

Cooking Gallery, yeah go get one. I actually used it every week to make breakfast that last through the whole week.

I agreed Dawn. I have another one coming up which I liked more. ;)

Bits of Taste said...

so good... yummy!

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Big Boys Oven said...

oh my! how did you know that i love waffles, I am gooing to get my fiz in an hour at A&W!

Lauren said...

These waffles look and sound fantastic! Healthy & delicious... just the way I like my breakfasts :).

Bridget said...

Can't wait to make these! They sound wonderful!

ryobious said...

I absolutely love this idea. And it sounds delicious. I'm going to have to give this a shot this week and see how my kids like it! I'm your newest follower.

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BERNICEEE said...

Hello, I was wondering how many servings this recipe is for? Thank you.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Hi Berniceee, for the size of my waffles, I made about 10-12 I think.