Sunday, November 15, 2009

Weekend Waffles

Weekend waffles are a family tradition at our house.  Nothing beats a lazy morning of piping hot waffles, coffee and the newspaper.  These waffles are chock full of healthy grains so they are the perfect fuel for Saturday chores ("Nooooooo!" cry the children. "We want white flour and video games")! You can swap or omit ingredients if you don’t have the exact ones on hand.  Just keep the basic balance and they’ll work great.

The dog says: Be sure every waffle you serve your people is PERFECT -- just toss the funny-looking ones to the dog.

Banana Pecan Waffles
Mix together:
2 1/2 c. whole wheat pastry flour
2 T. wheat germ
2 T. corn meal
2 T. flax seeds
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. baking soda
3/8 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 c. or more pecans, chopped

Stir into dry mixture:
3 bananas (or apple) finely chopped

In small bowl, beat together with fork and add to dry mixture:
3 eggs
3 c. buttermilk (or more to get thin enough for spreadable batter)
3/4 c. canola oil

Stir all together until just blended.
Cook on waffle iron.
Serve with real maple syrup.

Feeling expansive?  Top with fresh berries and whipped cream.

Cool the extras and put in the fridge to toast later in the toaster.  Or give them to your soon-to- be-obese dog.

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