Tasty Tuesday: Homemade Pecan Waffles

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

It's "Tasty Tuesday"! 

So this week's Tasty Tuesday marks the first time that we tried whole wheat flour in waffles. One of the kid's FAVORITE dinners each week is "breakfast dinner". They usually have some scrambled eggs, fruit and maybe another side but we are trying to mix it up a bit. So this week, we tried some Pecan Waffles with Whole Wheat flour.

This recipe makes several extra waffles which works out great because we can save them and then use them during the week for an even quicker version of a healthy breakfast. The kids also helped a lot with this recipe which I think always makes it go over better with them. They were able to help mix the waffles and pick out their own toppings which they loved to do. To be completely honest, these were "okay" but we are totally willing to give them another shot. Much better when you had a bite of waffle along with a bite of fruit. Maybe we just weren't used to the non-sweet waffle, plus we also thought we had pecans but we only had walnuts. So I'm sure that would have changed the flavor. The Squishy was NOT a big fan of these to tell you the truth, but Emma loved them and ate a huge plate. So we will probably give it another shot with pecan to see if The Squishy just wasn't used to the lower sugar. What toppings would you try?

Homemade Oatmeal Pecan Waffles

What You'll Need for the Waffles:
  • 1 cup Whole-Wheat Flour
  • 1/2 cup Quick Cooking Oats
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted pecans, chopped
  • 2 large eggs, separated
  • 1 1/2 cups fat-free (skim) milk
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Preheat waffle iron while you combine the flour, oats, baking powder, sugar and pecans in a large bowl. Then, in a separate bowl, combine egg yolks, milk and vegetable oil and mix well.

Add the liquid mixture to the dry ingredients and stir together. But be careful not to over mix! The mixture should be a bit lumpy!

Whip eggs whites to medium peaks and gently fold egg whites into the batter. Then simply cook your waffles in your preheated waffle iron!

For the topping, you can really use any kind of fruit! For our first try we just used strawberries and blackberries. I'm pretty sure we had blueberries planned as well but the little fruit snatchers ate them before we got to breakfast dinner night. 

Oh, and don't forget to sprinkle with a bit of powdered sugar!

Nutrition Facts Per Serving: (serving size is one large waffle)
Calories: 340, Total Fat: 11 g, Sodium: 331 mg, Total Fiber: 9 g, Protein: 14g

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