Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Whole Wheat Waffles


It's suppose to snow in the DC metro area tonight and tomorrow...so far no snow in DC yet but I am hoping for a snow day!  I know Buddy and Ellie would love for me to stay home because Buddy has been going through some separation anxiety the last few weeks.  The vet told me it could be his dosage of hypothyroid medication which can make him hyper if its too high.  Hopefully I'll find out after this last blood test if his thyroid levels are normal or not.  Don't you just hate waiting to hear news?  Here is a funny video of Buddy recently howling at fire trucks that drove by - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syQsXj7l37k Buddy is still Buddy!

Anyway I was craving waffles last week and I finally made them!  This is my first time making waffles using whole wheat flour and coconut oil.  I love the subtle hint of coconut in these whole wheat waffles.  Overall these whole wheat waffles are healthy but of course I covered them maple syrup and had a few slices of bacon on the side.  How delicious do these whole wheat waffles look?     


Whole Wheat Waffles

Ingredients
1 ½ cups white whole wheat flour (I got mine at Trader Joe’s.)
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sugar
1 egg
1 ½ cups milk, lukewarm
1/3 cup coconut oil, melted (You may also use melted butter or vegetable oil.)


Directions

Preheat waffle iron.

In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar.

In a separate bowl, mix together coconut oil, egg and milk.

Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients.  Stir until just combined, do not over mix.  The batter will be slightly lumpy.


Cook waffles according to your waffle iron instructions.


Note:  I used my Cusinart Griddler with the waffle plates and they take about 5 to 7 minutes at 350 degrees.