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I work in a grocery store and my office is strategically placed in the frozen section by the frozen waffles. I loved frozen waffles/pancakes/french toast sticks/etc. growing up and have thought about picking up a box. Then the thought hit me… “how hard would it be to make my own?”

My husband and I fairly regularly have “Brinner” (aka breakfast for dinner) and for a while I was just making enough for us to have for supper. The it hit me that if I made a full batch of waffles or pancakes, I could enjoy them all week long! 

Being a dietitian, it also occurred to me that I should attempt to improve the nutrition of this favorite breakfast food. Therefore I altered the original recipe to include whole wheat flour (increasing the fiber) and I serve them with some peanut butter to add a touch of protein. 

Here is the recipe for you to make your own frozen waffles!

All You Need:

  •  1 3/4 cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1/4 cup corn starch
  •  2 tbsp. sugar
  •  1 tbsp. baking powder
  •  2 eggs
  •  1 3/4 cup skim or 1% milk
  •  1/2 c. cooking oil
  •  1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

All You Do: 

  1. Preheat your waffle iron.
  2. Whisk all of the ingredients together in a large bowl until smooth.
  3. (Grease waffle iron before each use) Pour approximately 1/3 cup batter onto the hot waffle iron, and cook for 3:30 minutes, or until your waffle iron’s green light goes on!
  4. Cool waffles on a wire rack to help prevent them from getting too soft.
  5. Enjoy immediately OR allow the waffles to cool to room temperature and store them in a freezer bag in your freezer for up to 3 weeks. 

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Kelsey Bair

Kelsey Bair is a registered dietitian, daughter of God, wife of an amazing husband, and owner of one crazy Golden Retriever. She has a passion for connecting people with the truths behind nutritious eating and helping healthy food taste good. Kelsey is currently one of the registered dietitians at Kearney Hy-Vee where she loves being able to share her passion of nutrition with the people of Kearney and surrounding communities. When she is not sharing nutrition information at Hy-Vee, Kelsey loves to bake/cook, read, spread time with family and friends, along with volunteer with her church. She hopes that her posts can give you some great ideas for new and exciting cooking experiences!

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