Whole Wheat Belgian Waffles

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

2014 was really great to me – I was healthy (no major issues), I was successful in my career, I continued a wonderful relationship, and just a few weeks ago we were able to buy our first home! I’ve had a blast decorating and cooking in my brand new kitchen (which I am totally in love with). My sister Stephanie, co-owner of WoodstockNYC, gave us an awesome housewarming/Christmas present last week…..a WAFFLE MAKER!

Waffle Maker

I have been eyeing up waffle makers for the last couple of months, but never actually made the purchase, so this was perfect timing! Of course, I had to break it out and make some waffles as soon as I got it home! I wanted something basic, nothing fancy, for my first attempt….and it turned out great!

Waffle
I went with a whole wheat recipe, based off of the Sinfully Wholesome Waffles recipe found in the Isa Does It cookbook (check out the PPK website for some awesome recipes). I made some changes – left out the oats, lessened the oil, added some sugar. I also topped mine with confectioner’s sugar and some fresh raspberries, and some maple syrup (after the picture was taken). I loved how quickly everything came together and  this waffle recipe can be easily customized – different fruit, add some chocolate chips, fold in some banana….whatever you’re feeling that day!

Whole Wheat Belgian Waffles
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Serves: about 6 waffles
 
A basic whole wheat waffle recipe that comes together quickly and is easily customizable
Ingredients
  • 2 cups of non-dairy milk (I used unsweetened almond)
  • 1 TB apple cider vinegar
  • 1¾ cups of whole-wheat pastry flour
  • 1 TB baking powder
  • ½ TSP salt
  • 2½ TB ground flaxseed
  • ¼ wheat germ
  • ⅛ cup of sugar (I use pure cane sugar)
  • ½ cup of water
  • 1½ TB olive oil
  • 3 TB pure maple syrup or agave
  • 1 TSP vanilla extract
  • Raspberries, confectioner's sugar and syrup to top
Instructions
  1. Combine the milk and apple cider vinegar in a small bowl and set aside
  2. Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl - flour, baking powder, salt, flax seed, sugar and wheat germ
  3. Mix the milk and apple cider vigorously, until frothy. Add wet mixture to the dry ingredients along with the water, oil, maple syrup, and vanilla
  4. Preheat your waffle iron, making sure to spray with a non-stick cooking spray if needed. Cook waffles according to your iron's directions.
  5. Add berries, powdered sugar, and syrup to serve!

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So glad that we’ve made it to 2015! Wishing all of you a healthy and happy new year. May 2015 bring you all joy, love, and compassion for all living beings.

Love,

Julie

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Edit: I submitted this post to the Virtual Vegan Linky Potluck – check out all of the awesome recipes here!

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