So I know Christmas was more than a few months ago now, but one of the best gifts I received still has me excited- my waffle iron!! I always wanted one, but for some reason just never thought to buy one for myself. As soon as I got it, I set out to create a perfect basic (slightly-healthier-than-dining-out) waffle recipe. It took a few tries, but no one seemed to mind being force fed waffles!
I’m always tempted by waffles, pancakes, and french toast on breakfast menus, but sadly, I never order them. I know I will feel awful for the better part of the day if I do. I think it’s just way more sugar in the morning than my body prefers to handle. These whole grain cinnamon waffles are made with some whole wheat flour and a little less fat than most recipes. Also, the blueberry topping is a better choice than drenching your waffle with syrup 🙂 Blueberries are rich in vitamin C and antioxidants and blueberry season also happens to be approaching here in Florida! They are generally harvested here in April and May (Florida’s seasonal crops can be found here), so its a perfect time to make these waffles for breakfast. And hey, what do ya know? Easter is Sunday- these waffles would be a great addition to your breakfast or brunch spread!
If you’re not a huge blueberry fan, these can easily be topped to your liking. You can use sliced bananas (tried this once when I ran out of blueberries- it was delicious!), strawberries, or just keep it simple with a little bit of maple syrup or powdered sugar.
- 5 tbsp butter
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 4 tsp granulated sugar
- 4 tsp baking powder
- 1 1/2 cup skim milk
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Pan spray
- 2 cups fresh blueberries
- 2 tbsp granulated sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- 1 tbsp water
- Melt butter in medium sized mixing bowl.
- Add eggs to same bowl and beat.
- Add all other ingredients, mixing until smooth.
- Use pan spray to lightly coat your waffle iron.
- Set waffle iron to medium heat.
- Add about 2/3 cup of batter to preheated waffle iron. Close lid.
- Allow waffle to cook approximately 5 minutes, or until golden brown. This could vary based on your waffle iron.
- Place all ingredients in small pot on stove.
- Cook over medium heat for about 7 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Serve 2 tbsp blueberry topping on each waffle.
- If you have leftover batter (or topping), stick it in a tupperware and make the next day- just be sure to give it a good stir!
- Calories: 345, Protein: 11 g, Fat: 14 g, Carbohydrates: 45 g, Fiber: 3.5 g, Sugar: 7.5 g, Sodium: 450 mg, Saturated Fat: 8 g
- Calories: 55, Protein: .5 g, Fat: 0 g, Carbohydrates: 14 g, Fiber: 1.5 g, Sugar: 11 g, Sodium: less than 1 mg, Saturated Fat: 0 g