Friday, May 21, 2010

Homemade Belgian Waffles

A couple of weeks ago, I took the time to make up some homemade waffles to have in my freezer and to give to my parents so that they had something different for breakfast other than cold cereal.

I noticed this morning that stash that I have in my freezer is just about gone!  I am going to need to think about adding to it in the next week or so. I love having things like these in the freezer because it makes for an easy quick breakfast for my kids.

Here is the original recipe:
Money Saving Mom's Favorite Whole-Wheat Waffles

1 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
2 Tablespoons sugar
1 Tablespoon baking powder
2 eggs
1 3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup oil or melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla (optional)

This recipe makes 6-8 waffles. Crystal made comments about using water for some of the milk and also using fruit puree for half of the oil needed for the recipe. So I decided to tweak the recipe based on her comments along with making a triple batch.

Here is my tweaked triple batch recipe: 

2 cups white flour
3 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
1/4 cup + 2 TBSP sugar
3 TBSP baking powder
6 eggs
3 cups 2% milk
2 1/4 cups buttermilk
1/2 cup applesauce
1 cup canola oil
3 tsp. vanilla

Mix together dry ingredients in a bowl.  Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir just until moistened. Pour batter onto lightly-oiled waffle iron and bake until done.  The triple batch makes 18 whole waffles.

To freeze, Let them cool completely and then stick 5-6 in each freezer bag.  I usually separate the waffles into the four sections so it easier for my kids to grab just 1/2 a waffle to heat up.

To thaw, just pull them straight out of the freezer and heat in the microwave, in the oven or in the toaster.  My kids put them in the toaster(on the 3 or 4 setting) and then in the microwave for about 20 seconds.

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