Whole-Grain Apple Waffles

Fresh apple waffles

I get so excited by fall flavours. It gets me every time.

All the gorgeous fall apples have made me overbuy lately, so I have been looking for creative ways to use up their fresh deliciousness. This healthy, naturally-sweetened whole-grain waffle recipe looked like such a good way to start the day, I needed to try them out.

Loaded up with whole-wheat flour and oat bran, and without any sugar and minimal fat, these are a guilt-free way to use up those apples. I can also vouch for the fact that certain one-year-olds are also fans. Don’t let my pictures discourage you from using maple syrup, though–that would be the final touch of decadence and would taste fabulous.

Waffles with yogurt

It's also nice to dice the apples and mix them with cinnamon on top.

Whole-Grain Apple Waffles
adapted from recipe on Whole Foods website 
yields 6 large waffles

Ingredients
1/4 cup oat bran
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup non fat plain yogurt
2 eggs
2 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup grated red apple, peeled

Method

  • Preheat your waffle iron.
  • Mix dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
  • In a smaller bowl, beat the eggs, and mix in the yogurt. Add the canola oil and vanilla; stir. Mix the wet ingredients into the dry, and add your apples.
  • If the batter looks a bit dry, add a few tablespoons of water to get a spreadable consistency (I needed to do this).
  • Place a spoonful of batter onto your waffle iron and cook until golden and cooked through.
  • You can freeze leftover waffles and toast them for an quick, easy breakfast.

Comments

  1. I'm going to make these for a brunch party next weekend, they sound so yummy!

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