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EZRIN101
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3/10/13 9:54 P

This is some great info. I am looking at getting myself a waffle maker to try easy on the go breakfasts. I'm a terrible breakfast eater but I like the sound of making my own waffles on the weekend and having them there to grab before work.

What is everyone's favourite way to have waffles? What do you like to have in/on them?

Thanks

Erin :)



ERICADURR
Posts: 241
3/10/13 9:15 P

I just posted a recipe for whole wheat pumpkin pancakes/waffles. They're half whole wheat, half oats, and COMPLETELY delicious. Also are only about 150 calories. http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-deta
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ZORBS13
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3/10/13 9:05 P

I use peanut oil for anything that olive is not appropriate for.

Grapeseed I hear is good.



SARAHMO4
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3/10/13 8:54 P

what is a healtier oil besides canola oil? i would think applesauce or olive oil might be a weird choice



STDWYNWEN
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3/10/13 7:04 P

Hi SARAHMO4

I add raspberries to my waffle batter all the time.

About 1/2C frozen raspberries for a Belgian size waffle. I usually dice up the raspberries so they spread out more evenly in the batter.
Too many and they don't crisp up in the waffle iron the way I prefer them.





ZORBS13
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3/10/13 6:29 P



FP4HLOSER
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3/10/13 6:22 P

I add Greek yogurt to the batter. I know you said you use Egg Beaters but I use Egg Whites.
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SARAHMO4
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3/10/13 5:15 P

Thanks, their is already eggs in the recipe and I plan on using egg beaters instead.



SOTIREDOFTHIS
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3/10/13 5:04 P

I would drop the oil and add eggs. There is a great website with revised and healthier versions of whole wheat pancakes(waffles) at Skinnytaste. I have tried some of her recipes and they are pretty good. You should take a look. I would have copied and pasted the recipe here, but I think it is against the rules.......

Good luck



SARAHMO4
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3/10/13 4:53 P

I love waffles and have been making homemade ones. I am going to try some with wheat flour for when I make and freeze them. What can I do to boost the health factor beyond canola oil and wheat flour and splenda for sugar? I thought about something to substitute the oil like applesauce or other ingredients, I just am not sure how that would work. I have tried adding fruit and it makes the dough kind of sour the one time I tried that. Something else to top them with would be great. I have thought about fruit or maybe peanut butter like with toast. Also adding in ingredients like flax seed or wheat germ. I have heard of them, just never bought or used them.



 
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