Thursday, February 14, 2013

Healthier Waffle Recipe!

I have to admit that I’ve never been much of a breakfast eater. I usually go for something quick like yogurt or fruit but sometimes I decide to go all out. This usually happens on weekends when I’m not running around in the morning getting ready at full speed. Yes, I am the type of person to sleep in until the very last possible minute (without needing to rush). On weekend’s I’ll sometimes make crepes, bacon and eggs or waffles. Not always the healthiest option but you CAN make it healthy. Plus I find these options very filling and I have more of a brunch than a lunch. This only happens once every few weeks as I still tend to go for a quick/easy breakfast on weekends too :P.

For my boyfriend’s birthday the only thing he wanted was waffles. He always wants them! Everytime I make them I tend to try one of the first few that pop up on google. I found a good one from with high reviews. I looked at the ingredients and had everything.. except I noticed one thing. It called for ½ cup of oil. Normally I’d be like meh.. but as I’ve been on track lately it made me go “Woah!” I calculated that and ½ cup of oil was 28 points!!! I almost fell over. That is A LOT!  I decided to try something different and instead of using the oil I opted for a single serving size of applesauce which is only 2 points. I saved 26 total points by doing it this way and 3 points per waffle. And it still tasted really good!

The waffle recipe I use makes 9 servings of waffles that are 4 points each. You may have a bigger waffle maker than me so if you count points please use the WW Recipe builder to recalculate. (Or you can contact me directly and I can adjust the serving size on mine and can let you know how many points it is :)

Here it is:

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 3/4 cups milk (I use skim)
  • 1 678g serving size of applesauce
  • 1 tablespoon white or brown sugar (I used brown)
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pam or non stick cooking spray

1. Preheat your waffle iron
2. Beat eggs in a large bowl
3. Add flour, applesauce, milk, sugar, baking powder, salt, and vanilla.  Beat until smooth
NOTE: You may find it easier to use an electric mixer. I used my KitchenAid stand mixer as it is easy to just throw all the ingredients in and let it mix itself
4. Spray waffle maker with cooking spray and add about ¼ cup of mix to your waffle iron. (This may vary based on the size of your waffle iron. You definitely want to add less than you think because it spreads out A LOT
5. Cook until golden and serve immediately!

These freeze very well and can be enjoyed in the following weeks. This is one of my favourites and I hope you try it :). I like to have a side of fruit with this breakfast.



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