Thursday, December 23, 2010

Frugal Food Thursday: Whole Wheat Waffles

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I do love a good breakfast, particularly for dinner! A couple of weeks ago, I made whole wheat waffles for dinner. The kids loved them. I made them plain with butter and maple syrup, but they could easily be jazzed up with some fruit for a fancier meal, or with chocolate syrup and whipped cream for a scrumptious dessert!

I based this recipe on one appearing in The New York Times Cookbook, but substituted whole wheat flour for part of the white flour, added a little extra sugar, and changed the shortening to canola oil. It still came out great!  I also double the recipe for my family of 5.

If you don't have a waffle iron, you can check thrift stores - they often have many specialty kitchen items like that for cheap. You can save up Swagbucks and buy Amazon gift certificates, and purchase one that way. Or you could not-so-subtly ask for a waffle iron as a gift from someone you love...


1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/4 cup sugar
2 eggs, separated
1-1/2 cups milk
1/2 cup canola oil

Sift together the flours, baking powder, salt, and sugar into a large bowl.

In a small bowl, beat egg whites until stiff; set aside.

In a medium bowl, beat egg yolks, then add milk and oil.  Pour mixture into the flour mixture and stir until ingredients are moistened.  Fold in beaten egg whites.

Preheat waffle iron and grease the top and bottom.  Ladle batter to within one inch from edge.  Bake waffles for the time indicated on your waffle iron, or 4-5 minutes.  Remove waffle from iron.  Repeat batter step until all of the batter is used up.

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Heidi December 23, 2010 at 11:51 AM  

Thanks for hosting! Love that cooking at home saves our family money. Merry Christma!

Ann Kroeker December 24, 2010 at 3:00 PM  

I didn't study each detail of the ingredients, but this sounds *just* like my recipe. And mine come out looking just like your photo.

Thanks for sharing this with Food on Fridays!

Rebecca Jean December 27, 2010 at 12:45 PM  

I wish I could make breakfast for dinner. Mister won't have it. I love waffles. These whole wheat ones look delicious.

Thanks for sharing them with Midnight Maniac Meatless Mondays.

♥ Rebecca Jean
Midnight Maniac

Katie @ This Chick Cooks December 27, 2010 at 10:07 PM  

We love waffles and the thought of a whole wheat waffle is intriguing. I hope to give this recipe a try. Thanks for sharing it.

Christy December 28, 2010 at 2:35 PM  

I love breakfast for dinner and so do my kids! The waffles sound really delicious! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop!

Unknown December 31, 2010 at 1:26 AM  

we were just talking about how much we love waffles this morning! these look delicious and i love that they are made with whole it that extra nuttiness! thank you for sharing with tuesday night supper club.

Kitty Deschanel January 1, 2011 at 12:47 PM  

Goodness, I am craving waffles today! I can't have any because I had my wisdom teeth pulled yesterday and now it seems like every blog I visit is showing off delicious waffle photos! :p

jopb January 19, 2014 at 7:17 PM  

Since I love waffles it is always nice to have a healthier version of one. Thanks for the recipe

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