Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins
Don't dismiss this recipe as healthy but tasteless because this is probably the best waffle recipe I've tried in a very long time. The texture is not grainy but just right and the flavor of honey and oats make it more like dessert than breakfast. I used oatmeal and threw in some flax seed because I didn't have wheat germ. I also used a local Idaho honey and diluted some whipping cream (maybe that was the secret) and added a splash of vinegar to the diluted milk to make buttermilk. I'll definitely be making these again, and I think I'll throw some fresh fruit on top. This recipe came from Family Circle All-Time Favorite Recipes.
- 1 cup oatmeal (or 1 cup natural wheat and barley cereal)
- 2 tablespoons toasted wheat germ
- 1⁄2 cup butter, melted
- 2 eggs, slightly beaten
- 1⁄4 cup honey
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1⁄2 cup whole wheat flour or 1⁄2 cup rye flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1⁄2 cups buttermilk
- Heat waffle iron. Heat oven to 225.
- Mix cereal and wheat germ in a large bowl.
- Beat butter, eggs, and honey in a second bowl.
- Add to cereal.
- Mix flours, baking soda, and salt in a third bowl.
- Add flour mixture alternately with buttermlk to cereal, stirring. Batter will be very stiff.
- Make a total of 6 waffles in waffle maker according to manufacturer's directions.
- Stack between sheets of waxed paper on baking sheet and keep warm in heated 225 oven.
- Serve waffles with butter and syrup.
At first these tasty waffles were sticking to my waffle maker even though it is nonstick and I was spraying with olive oil. About halfway through, the problem resolved itself. These were very good and I like the nutrition in them. I used all whole wheat flour and skim milk in place of the buttermilk. I also used applesauce in place of the melted butter to bring down the fat and calorie count. My children ate them up and for that reason I will be making them again! Next time I think some mashed banana or some apple and cinnamon would be great additions. Thanks for the recipe!
Wow!! These are some of the best waffles/pancakes I've ever eaten! They have a great, slightly sweet, whole grain flavor; and a really nice texture! I scaled the servings down to 3; and used light olive oil for the butter, and whole wheat pastry flour for the all-purpose and whole wheat flours--and that worked out fine. Also, the only waffle iron I have is a cast iron camping waffle iron (and it's quite a challenge to use), so I made some of the batter into waffles, and some into pancakes. Either way was totally delicious!! I've put a copy of this recipe in my best-of-the-best cookbook--and I look forward to making it again! Thanks so much for sharing it, AmyZoe!!