May 07, 2011

Whole Wheat Cinnamon Waffles with Strawberry Sauce

Whole Wheat Cinnamon Waffles with Strawberry Sauce!
(My way of making them healthier)


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 So I've had a waffle iron for years....but my son didn't know what it was and he's five.  That means I haven't used it in several years!  (I usually make pancakes :)  So my son asked for waffles, I said I would make some on SATURDAY morning for breakfast.  He said, "You can MAKE them mom?  How do you get the holes in them"  It was SUPER cute and he didn't forget!  He woke me up this morning asking for his waffles reminding me that I PROMISED!

Nutritional Info Per Serving:  About 300 calories with Strawberry Sauce/Syrup
Preparation Time: About 15 minutes
Servings: 6
1 3/4 - cup WHOLE WHEAT flour
1 - tablespoon of baking powder
1 - tablespoon of cinnamon
1/4 - teaspoon of nutmeg
1/4 - teaspoon salt
2 - cups Non Fat Milk
2 - egg yokes
1/4 - cup cooking oil
1 - tablespoon vanilla
2 - egg whites
Pam cooking spray

2 - cups strawberries (I use frozen because that's what I keep in the house)
1 - tablespoon cornstarch
1/2 - cup water (increase to 3/4 cup if not using frozen strawberries)
1/4 - cup sugar

Start by heating up your waffle iron.

Add all dry waffle ingredients into a bowl and mix well.  I use this WHOLE WHEAT flour....LOVE IT and it adds nutrition to the waffles. 

Then add all your wet waffle ingredients EXCEPT the egg whites and mix well.  Add wet mixed ingredients to dry mixed ingredients and mix until smooth.

Beat your egg whites on HIGH speed until stiff white peaks form!  Fold into your waffle batter.

Spray your waffle iron with Pam cooking spray and add some batter. Close lid and cook for 2-3 minutes or until cooked through.   Repeat until batter is gone.  Should make about six waffles if using an iron my size.

CAREFUL:  In this picture the batter doesn't look like much but it expands and makes a full you don't need to fill the whole bottom of the iron.

NOW...for the strawberry sauce/syrup.  Add your frozen strawberries, water and sugar to a large pot and bring to a boil.  Break up the strawberries and cook them down for about 3-5 minutes.
Kick your heat down to medium and add your cornstarch mixing thoroughly.'s done and ready to serve on top of your waffles!  I know...SUPER SIMPLE RIGHT??
ALLLLLLLL Done!  Yup....Kids are happy and so are YOU because you are giving them a  healthier version of waffles.  The cinnamon and vanilla mask the whole wheat flour too so they don't complain.  Try a bite yourself.....YUMMY!

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