Santa brought us a fancy waffle iron for Christmas this year (ya know, the kind that has a handle to flip the waffle over like they use at hotel breakfast buffets...).
Since the boys want waffles several times a week, I figured I'd better find a healthy waffle recipe so they wouldn't be eating white flour with syrup on top to start their school day.
Here is a recipe I designed (based off another one I found online and changed). It is healthy and tastes good. I served these waffles to a house full of company last weekend and they loved the waffles!
2 cups wheat flour (I grind wheat kernels in my Vitamix using the grain attachment, but you could buy wheat flour)
2 cups oat flour (I grind the oats in my Vitamix, 1 1/4 cup oats will make 1 cup oat flour)
2 Tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons baking powder
2 Tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 1/2 cups fat-free milk
1/4 cup canola oil
2 teaspoons real vanilla extract
Combine dry ingredients in one bowl. Combine wet ingredients in another bowl. Mix together until just combined (don't overmix). Pour batter in waffle iron and cook as usual. Be sure to spray the waffle iron with Pam spray since there isn't much fat in the waffle so it might stick more than usual.
I plan on substituting some milled flax seed for some of the eggs next time. The package of milled flax seed lists substitutions on it... it can be used as an egg or fat substitute.