I stopped buying waffles since I started Clean Eating because Eggo belongs to a chemistry lab and not my freezer.
There is even colour in those waffles but they are “a source of 9 essential vitamins and minerals”. Wow, really?! Thank you! Kellogg’s also suggests to pair them with a glass of GMO milk to provide “a complete and balanced breakfast”. Double thanks! Clearly Kellogg’s would never want to sponsor a review of their product on iFOODreal, like ever. Fine with me, stay away, waffle fakers!
Then I found organic waffles but the cost prevented me from buying them. My boys LOVE waffles (what kids don’t?!) and will eat that $5 box for breakfast. I always kept thinking “Not a necessity, next time. I’d rather buy a bag of organic apples with saved money”.
One day I got so tired of boys begging for waffles, I wiped years of dust off my over decade old waffle maker, cleaned up the pantry ingredients and made these Applesauce Waffles. Then I made them again and stocked my freezer. Whoa, this is cheap and easy! Since then me and my waffle maker have regular dates. My latest creation are these amazing clean eating waffles, followed by Oatmeal Protein Waffles. Thick, crunchy on the outside and a bit chewy they keep me sane on many mornings.
To freeze, let waffles cool for 10 – 15 minutes, then place in a resealable Ziploc bag, let as much air out as possible, seal and freeze. Call me crazy but I also wash, dry and reuse not heavily soiled bags. I wouldn’t save a bag from meat or fish but from waffles why not?!
- 2 eggs, large
- 1 1/2 cups any milk (I used unsweetened almond milk)
- 3 tbsp maple syrup or raw honey
- 3 tbsp olive oil, extra virgin (butter is OK)
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp baking powder, aluminum free
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- In a large mixing bowl, lightly beat eggs. Add milk, maple syrup, olive oil, vanilla, baking powder and salt; whisk until well combined. Add whole wheat flour, mix well.
- Preheat waffle maker and make waffles according to your waffle maker's instructions. Amount of batter depends on the size of your waffle maker. I have similar to this non-stick one and used about 1/3 cup batter per waffle. If your waffle maker is cast iron you might have to spray it with cooking spray to prevent waffles from sticking but maybe not since batter has enough oil. Try one and see how it comes out.
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving = 2 waffles:
Total Fat: 10.1 g
Cholesterol: 62.0 mg
Sodium: 263.3 mg
Total Carbs: 36.7 g
Sugars: 6.1 g
Dietary Fiber: 5.1 g
Protein: 7.7 g
WW Points+: 7