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.
Whole-Grain Apple Waffles
adapted from recipe on Whole Foods website
yields 6 large waffles
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 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup grated red apple, peeled
- 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.