I love waffles. They're thick and utterly tasty. And of course, full of squares! As an elderly gentleman dining at the restaurant where I work put it, "Waffles are just funner to eat than pancakes." And I have to admit. He's totally right.
I've recipe-hopped quite a bit trying to find a good waffle recipe. I'm a little picky. I want my waffles to be thick, yummy, and healthy. Something I can make a bunch of in the morning and not feel bad about snacking on throughout the day. All of the recipes I have tried are basically great, but don't quite fit all the criteria. So I melded a few of the ingredients and created my own recipe. The best part is that most of the ingredients I guarantee you'll already have in your cupboards.
Hark! Becka's Waffle recipe:
1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
3/4 cups whole oats (uncrushed)
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 & 2/3 - 2 cups buttermilk or low-fat milk
2 Tbs vegetable oil
2 tsp vanilla
2 Tbs brown sugar (optional)
Mix dry ingredients. Add milk, eggs, oil, and vanilla. Blend. Iron.
Tada! So easy. It makes about 9 - 10 of these nifty square sizes. Feel free to get creative and add extra ingredients such as little blueberries, craisins, or chocolate chips. As a heads up, the waffles really aren't that sweet, hence the optional brown sugar. But then again, if you will be adding something sugary on top, no worries.
I like mine plain.