Healthy, Homemade Whole Wheat Waffles

Healthy Homemade Waffles

It’s finally the weekend! Working throughout the week makes me really enjoy the weekends because I get to spend more quality time with my husband and son. Although my husband sometimes works through the weekend, my son and I relish in the bonding time we get together. We typically try to eat healthy especially since I have established a vegetarian diet, a short 10 days ago. On my days off I love making breakfast with my little guy and waffles seem to be a favorite of ours.

I thought this would be a great time to share my favorite waffle recipe since it is National Waffle Maker Day! The first patent for a Waffle maker was issued to Cornelius Swartwout on August 24th 1869. Wow, to think over 140 years ago people were eating Saturday morning breakfasts made up of waffles is amazing. My waffles are a bit “healthier” than your typically waffle but it is still a delicious treat that everyone will enjoy – even the picky eaters!

Ingredients:

Kelapo Coconut Oil Cooking Spray

1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons applesauce

1/4 cup of ripe banana; mashed

My Waffle Maker

1 1/2 cups almond milk or soy milk

1/3 cup melted Kelapo Coconut Oil

Fresh fruit; optional

Directions:

  1. Mix whole wheat flour, baking powder, salt, applesauce, banana with an electric mixer until well blended. 
  2. Turn on your waffle maker. When hot, spray griddles with Kelapo Coconut Oil Cooking Spray.
  3. Add almond milk and coconut oil until well incorporated. Add fruit.
  4. Pour mix into waffle maker and cook until browned.

I feel like cooking is a great way to bond with your kids so I try to incorporate my son’s help whenever I can. Instead of adding butter and syrup to top off your waffles, try adding coconut oil and more fresh fruit. By using coconut oil instead of butter you are eliminating the added sodium and cholesterol to the meal. Although coconut oil and butter have the same caloric count, coconut oil contains lauric acid which is a healthy fat and is only otherwise found in a mother’s breast milk. Consuming lauric acid may help to prevent viral infections and the common cold.

Adding my coconut oil on top!

This is probably why coconut oil is great for cold and flu season; check out our Top 5 ways to fight cold and flu with coconut oil.

If you feel you still need something to dip your waffles, switch your sugary syrup with agave or honey. This is not healthy at all but I’ve heard ice cream is delicious on pancakes and waffles. I think I will sick with my coconut oil and fresh fruit as my toppings! What do you enjoy on top of your waffles? Happy National Waffle Day everyone and have an enjoyable weekend 🙂

-Lani

 

 

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1 Comment

  1. Marilynn
    February 3, 2014 at 10:01 am

    I found your recipe for protein pancakes yesterday and was going to make them this morning. I had never opened my coconut oil from TJs, so I was excited to finally use it.As I was assembling the ingredients, I realized I didn’t have pancake mix, so looked for a recipe on your site. Voila, this was perfect! I added cup of frozen blackberries and a scoop of vanilla whey protein powder and they were delicious. Thank you very much and I look forward to making more of your recipes. PS- Even though they had great flavor, I couldn’t resist adding pure maple syrup. I am putting the remaining waffles in the freezer, maybe skip syrup and use whipped cream.

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