Brown Rice Blender Waffles Wednesday, Jul 25 2012 

I recently purchased a Vita-Mix, and am having fun trying new recipes. We are loving this blender pancake recipe, and so I wanted to try a blender waffle recipe! I cam across this one, by Sue Gregg, that is made from brown rice and oatmeal. I’m always game to try new ways to incorporate more grains (less wheat) in our diet, so I gave them a try!

They are more crumbly than my regular waffle recipe, but we still enjoyed them. 🙂

Rice and Oatmeal Blender Waffles

1 1/2 cup milk
2 Tbsp oil
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup brown rice
1/2 cup oatmeal
1 egg
1 Tbsp flax seeds
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

Put milk, oil, vanilla, brown rice and oatmeal in blender, blend on high for 3-5 minutes, depending on the strength of your blender. Add in egg, and flax seeds, blend 1-3 minutes. Finally add baking powder, baking soda, and salt, blend just until it is mixed through.

Bake in waffle maker according to directions, but make sure to spray oil before every batch! These are not as high in oil content as other waffles, and stick easily. You can also bake these like pancakes, if desired!

Waffle Vanilla Sauce Wednesday, Nov 30 2011 

Doesn’t that look good?? These waffles are delicious, and the vanilla sauce is a nice variety to maple syrup! It isn’t as sweet, and is made with eggs and milk. The vanilla sauce recipe is from Mennonite Girls Can Cook, a really great website full of awesome recipes!

We also ate some of them with pieces of bananas under the white sauce. Yum!

 

Waffle Vanilla Sauce

2 cups milk, divided
2 (rounded) Tbsp flour
2 Tbsp sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 egg yolks

In a small pot, heat 1 cup milk until it begins to boil. (med heat) While you are doing this: mix dry ingredients, add just a little of the 2nd cup of milk, blend the egg yolks in well, and then the rest of the milk. Just before the milk in the pot begins to boil up, stir in the sauce and stir with whisk until the sauce begins to cook and thicken. Done!

Chocolate Waffles Monday, Aug 29 2011 

I’ve developed an addiction to chocolate since Jedidiah was born… and I’m ok with that! 😉  The other day I was doing a big batch of waffles for the freezer (great easy breakfasts for Korban!), and decided to make some chocolate ones.

The one pictured above is a half white and half chocolate waffles. 🙂

Chocolate Waffles

2 cups waffle batter
4 Tbsp cocoa powder
4 Tbsp mini chocolate chips

Bake according to your waffle maker’s instructions. These freeze really well, and I put them in the toaster to reheat them. Toooooo yummy. 🙂

 

Waffles Wednesday, Jun 8 2011 

We love waffles in our house. When I make them, I often double to quadruple the recipe and freeze them for future breakfasts. They’re easy to reheat in the toaster, and make a quick and healthy breakfast. We especially like these made with spelt flour!

Waffles

1 3/4 cup wheat flour (2 cups spelt)
2 Tbsp sugar
1 Tbsp baking powder
2 eggs
1 3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup oil*
1 tsp vanilla

Mix wet and dry ingredients. Cook in waffle maker according to your waffle maker’s instructions. Once cooked and cooled on a cooling rack, they freeze well. Reheat in toaster.

We enjoy eating our waffles with real maple syrup, apple sauce, or peanut butter. My young son likes to eat them plain for a snack!

* Replace all or some of the oil with apple sauce, and/or flax seeds. For example, 1/4 cup apple sauce, 1/8 cup ground flax seeds, 1/4 cup oil. Heathy and yummy alternative!

Additional note: I find these cook best if I spread the dough in the waffle maker instead of dumping it all in one glob. This way it takes less dough, leaves more room for it to rise, and creates fluffier waffles.

Starting from this batter, try Chocolate Waffles!

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