Transform belgian waffles from high-carb indulgence to healthy morning delight with this recipe. We adapted the recipe from one we found on EatingWell. Multi-Grain Belgian Waffles – nom, nom, nom.
Saturday Morning Breakfasts
We love Saturday morning breakfasts. It is the one day out of the week that gives us time to cook and enjoy a relaxed time together. Saturday mornings have been a big part of our family since our kids were little (ah, the memories).
Through the years pancakes have been a staple in our Saturday mornings, but that all changed when we found a Waring Pro Double Belgian Waffle Maker.
Here is a video from an executive chef from Waring. We love this addition to our kitchen.
But how do we convert the Belgian waffle from the high-carb indulgence to something a bit more healthy? Go multi-grain. So we went searching and tried several recipes. The experiments didn’t all go well. We found some disastrous recipes that created thick dry waffles we could hardly digest. We won’t share those with you – gross.
Multi-Grain Belgian Waffles
Multi-Grain Belgian Waffle Recipe
- 2 cups buttermilk (We used the following substitute):
- 2 tablespoons vinegar (or lemon juice)
- Add Milk to total 2 cups
- 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1 cup whole-wheat flour (We added more whole-wheat.)
- 1/3 cup all-purpose flour (We used less all-purpose flour.)
- 1/4 cup toasted wheat germ, or cornmeal (We’ve tried, and liked, these:)
- 1/4 cup flaxseed
- 1/4 cup wheat germ
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/4 tablespoon ground cinnamon (We added LOTS more cinnamon. Can you have too much?)
- 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Mix milk and oats then let it sit for 15 minutes.
- Combine flour, wheat germ, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
- Stir eggs, sugar, oil, and vanilla into oat mixture.
- Combine wet and dry ingredients and mix until moistened.
- Cook on the Waring Pro
We found this recipe makes 6 Multi-Grain Belgian Waffles that were so good I was left saying, “nom nom nom”.
Let me know if you try making them. They are now part of our Saturday morning breakfast options.