Healthy Oven Whole Grain Waffles

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Variations: Healthy Oven Buttermilk Waffles; Healthy Oven Orange Pecan Waffles

Waffles and photo by kake © Sarah Phillips
Kids love waffles -- I'll bet the magic of seeing the waffle batter rising up between the waffle grids has as much to do with their popularity as their taste. Be sure to use a nonstick waffle iron. Serve with pure maple syrup.

kake, Premium Member, Says: "This morning I made Whole Grain Waffle Recipe (Reduced-Fat) with buttermilk.
I used ground flaxseed instead of wheat bran....
Taste good and kids love it."

Nonstick canola oil spray
3/4 cup unbleached flour (spoon into measuring cup and level top)
3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour or regular whole wheat (can also use all-purpose)
1/4 cup unprocessed (miller's) wheat bran
2 teaspoons baking powder
Pinch (1/8 teaspoon) salt
1 1/4 cups 1-percent milk
1/4 cup canola oil
1 large egg
2 large egg whites
2 tablespoon sugar

1. Preheat a nonstick waffle iron.
2. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, whisk the flours, baking powder, and salt until well-combined.
3. In another medium bowl, whisk the milk, oil, egg, egg whites and sugar until combined. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the milk mixture. Using a spoon, stir until just combined. The batter will be thick. Do not overmix.
4. Spray both sides of the waffle iron with oil spray. Pour enough batter until it comes within 1 inch of the edges. Cook until the waffle batter stops steaming, sometimes just 2 to 3 minutes. Do not lif the cover while cooking. Transfer to a baking sheet and keep warm in a preheated 200 degree F oven while cooking the remaining waffles. Between batches, spray both sides of the waffle iron with oil. Serve hot, with maple syrup.

Healthy Oven Buttermilk Waffles: Omit whole wheat flour. Increase the all-purpose to 1-3/4 cups. Omit baking powder and add in 3/4 teaspoon baking soda. Substitute low-fat buttermilk for the 1 percent low-fat milk.

Healthy Oven Orange Pecan Waffles: Add in the grated zest of 1 orange or 1/4 teaspoon orange oil to the wet ingredients. Add in 1/4 cup finely chopped pecans.

Nutritional Analysis - each: About 187 calories (12 percent from protein; 49 percent from carbohydrates; 39 percent from fat), 6 grams protein, 28 milligrams carbohydrates, 8 grams fat (less than 1 gram saturated fat), 28 milligrams cholesterol, 157 milligrams sodium, 2 grams fiber.
The Healthy Oven Baking Book, by Sarah Phillips, Doubleday, 1999

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