My son’s girlfriend is the baker in the family. It’s a good thing too, because I don’t do a whole lot of baking. Pancakes and waffles aren’t my thing either, so lucky for me, Kieran made us Sunday morning waffles.
There are some folks in the family who don’t do well, eating dairy. Kieran is very creative, and swapped the milk called for in the recipe with almond milk. She also used whole wheat pastry flour to boost the fiber and nutrition in our waffles. Kieran’s simple adjustments turned this recipe from Better Homes and Gardens into a terrific waffle that we could all eat.
Could we tell the difference? Not at all! Kieran’s waffles were tender, and her berry and maple sauce was sweet and colorful.
Thanks Kieran! Breakfast was fantastic!
- 1 ¾ cups whole wheat pastry flour
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- 2 medium eggs
- 1 ¾ cups almond milk
- ½ cup cooking oil
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 cups frozen berries
- ½ cup water
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- Mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.
- In another small bowl, mix eggs, milk, oil and vanilla.
- Add egg mixture to flour mixture, and stir until just moistened.
- Heat waffle iron and pour 1 cup batter into grids of waffle maker.
- Simmer berries and water in a saucepan over medium heat for 5 minutes. Add maple syrup, and cook another minute.
What’s good for me in this dish?
Whole wheat flour contains fiber, protein, niacin, vitamin B6 and several minerals. One of the biggest benefits of whole wheat flour over refined white flour is the boost in fiber. Most people don’t get enough fiber in their diet. Fiber is necessary to keep your digestive system functioning at its best.
Berries in general are high in manganese, vitamin C and fiber. Berries are naturally high in phytonutrients called tannins that are considered to be responsible for antioxidant activity.
Amount Per Serving
Total Fat: 19.92g
Total Carbs: 46.57g
Dietary Fiber: 5.46g
Weight Watchers Points 9
Nutrition details obtained from whfoods.org, nutritiondata.com, about.com, and abouthomecooking.com.