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:
- Preheat your waffle iron.
- Whisk all of the ingredients together in a large bowl until smooth.
- (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!
- Cool waffles on a wire rack to help prevent them from getting too soft.
- 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.