6/11/13

Leggo that Eggo and try Buckwheat Waffles

 
There are times when I wish there were two of me. Almost every morning, in fact. I have this insane goal to make breakfast for the family at least five days a week so that we do not have to resort to sugar laden, nutrient deficient cereal as often. Or frozen stuff in a box. Especially this frozen stuff. Here is the ingredient list:
 
 Enriched flour (wheat flour, niacin, reduced iron, vitamin B1 [thiamin mononitrate], vitamin B2 [riboflavin], folic acid), water, vegetable oil (soybean, palm, and/or canola oil), eggs, leavening (baking soda, sodium aluminum phosphate, monocalcium phosphate), contains 2% or less of sugar, salt, whey, soy lecithin, yellow 5, yellow 6. 
 
Enriched flour, soybean and canola oils, and artificial colors are on my no-no list. Besides, I can do it better, cheaper, and realer  more real. And so can you!
 
Buckwheat Waffles
 

 

1/4 cup coconut oil or butter
1/4 cup sugar (I use evaporated cane sugar)
2 eggs
1/4 cup sour cream
1/2 t vanilla
2 cups buttermilk (a bit more if batter is too thick)
1 t baking soda
1 T baking powder
1/2 cup buckwheat flour
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour

Beat coconut oil and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs, sour cream, coconut oil and vanilla. Whip until smooth. Next add buckwheat flour, salt, soda, and baking powder and ONE cup buttermilk. Mix until just incorporated. Then add remaining flour and buttermilk and mix. Do not over mix or you end up with bricks instead of light fluffy waffles. The batter should be thick. Cook according to your waffle maker's instructions. You can use all whole wheat if you do not have buckwheat flour. You will never miss the white flour. In fact, I can not eat pancakes or waffles that are white anymore. They are a tasteless disappointment. So bulk up your breakfast with the whole wheat goodness of these tasty waffles.

I recommend serving these with a drizzle of coconut oil, then adding sliced strawberries and real whipped cream sweetened with a bit of vanilla and pure maple syrup. I use this as a trick to keep the syrup consumption down. Sugar is sugar, you know. Plus, real maple syrup is expensive!

 Make a double or triple batch and freeze the leftovers individually on a cookie sheet.

 
Then transfer frozen waffles to a bag and store in freezer.  Kids can toast the waffles on hectic mornings and I can have a breakfast break once in awhile. But they may still find me there to pour the syrup. These are inexpensive, delicious and a time saver for me on my crazy morning routine!


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16 comments:

  1. Amazing!!! I remember when I used to eat WHOLE BOXES of Eggos and then want more!! So crazy!

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  2. Mmm... never been a fan of store bought waffles. These sound really good and good for you!Thanks so much for linking up with us at One Sharendipity Place again this week!!

    Sue @ Thet2women.com

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  3. Waffles are so easy and delicious, there's never a reason to turn to the box! Great idea to stock the freezer for when that waffle craving hits. You know, like about now....8:15 on a Sunday night when a certain blog suggested how delicious waffles could be.....

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  4. Those waffles look yummy! You're making me hungry, lol! I always freeze my waffles and pancakes too and just pop 'em into the toaster. Yum! Thanks so much for linking up to the "Making Your Home Sing Monday" linky party today! :)

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  5. Hi Janine,

    I would like to thank you for sharing your recipe at Pin It Monday Hop Pinterest Party.


    Judy
    Pursuit Of Functional Home

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  6. I've never been tempted to buy frozen pancakes or waffles, mainly because I know how cheap it is to make them! One of the best investments I made was a large griddle. With this wonderful appliance, I can make LOTS of pancakes at a time -- enough to feed the family AND put some in the fridge or freezer for later. It's a marvelous thing :) I'm visiting for the first time from Hungry for God . . . Starving for Time and glad I did :)

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  7. Thank you so much for the recipe! I've been looking for an easy homemade waffle recipe so I can stop buying the Eggos! I'm an organizer, I'm not a cook. :) But I would love to make healthy, non-processed foods for my kiddos. Thanks!
    ~Erin
    Neaten Your Nest

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  8. Sounds so good! I need to try this. And as for some who say "there's no need to ever turn to storebought waffles," well, all I can say is "3 babies in 4 years." :) Thanks!

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    1. That would lead me to it for sure! Bless you sweet mama!

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  9. I've never been a fan of waffles except for freshly made ones. I am more of a pancake gal. However, the kiddos have enjoyed more than enough frozen waffles. I doubt I'd every buy a waffle iron to make them from scratch. However, I should definitely do a better job of having homemade pancakes instead of store bought frozen ones. It's kind of the same thing. Thanks for sharing!

    Please join us again Thursday at:
    The HomeAcre Hop

    ~Ann

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  10. Sound like a healthy alternative! My family always makes homemade waffles vs buying them. So much healthier. :)

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  11. I sometimes wish I were twins too! I agree, that Eggo ingredient list is rather alarming. Your buckwheat waffles look much tastier, and they are definitely healthier!! Thank you for sharing them with us at the Hearth and Soul hop.

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  12. Awesome! I need to uncover my waffle iron from the garage and make up some of these. I love doing pancakes, too.

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  13. Homemade (in our house) is always so much healthier and tastier. No nasty chemicals or artificial ingredients.

    I finally made it back from my trip so my comments are late...
    Thanks for sharing at Tuesdays with a Twist! Looking forward to seeing what you share this week!

    http://back2basichealth.blogspot.com/2013/06/tuesdays-with-twist-12-with-more-guests.html

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  14. 'Gotta try this recipe!! I love waffles!! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

    Thank you for sharing this post at last week's Tuesdays with a Twist!

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  15. We used to buy those eggo waffles quite a few years ago until I learned about the many toxic ingredients. This sounds like a really healthy recipe and very tasty too. Thanks for sharing. Will share on google & pin.

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