Today i want to share with you the delicious waffles I made this morning. I took an existing receipe and tweaked it to make it mine with a kiss of approval .
Often times on Sundays I make a “special” breakfast. During the week we’re busy, so we stick with quick things like protein shakes, whole grain cereals and oatmeal. When Sunday comes around I like to slow it down in the morning – or try to anyway. This is new for me. I’m not good at slowing down, relaxing and just doing “nothing.” I always feel like there’s cleaning to be done, laundry to do, organizing, etc… and I stress myself out. Sounds silly, but true! Making a special, healthy breakfast for the kids is helping me slow my roll.
Getting back to breakfast….I made homemade waffles today! But with a twist. The twist? There’s vegetables in them! Yes, you heard that right – sneaked some in and the kiddos STILL ate them – success!
What you need
- 1/4 c. unsweetened applesauce
- 2 eggs – separated
- 1 3/4 c. unsweetened vanilla almond milk (cashew, soy, oat works too!)
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2 c. flour
- 2 scoops Shaklee organic greens
- 1 Tbsp cinnamon
- 1 Tbsp baking power
- 1 Tbsp Stevia (or other sugar substitute)
Make it up
Preheat your waffle iron (and actually you could probably turn these into pancakes just as easily if you do not have an iron).
Separate your yolks and put them in a medium sized bowl. Keep your whites and place them in a small-ish bowl (something you can get a hand mixer in). Now add applesauce, almond milk, vanilla to your yolks. The lunch box applesauce containers work awesome! Just put one of those in. Mix well.
Now, most recipes will tell you to mix the dry ingredients separately and then add to wet mixture. I’m going to say no to that. I mean, really? Do we NEED to dirty another dish! Add your try ingredients right into your mixed up wet. Stir it up – expect it to be a bit lumpy.
Next, take your whites and whip it, whip it real good! Ha! I crack myself up – get it? crack? Like crack an egg? Okay, moving on…..hand mixer on low and mix your whites until they are nice and fluffy. Like pure , white, fluffy frosting – you know it’s good when you feel like taking a bite and then remind yourself these are eggs NOT buttery, yummy, creamy frosting…
Add your whites to you batter and fold in, get the lumps of the whipped whites out, but don’t go crazy and over mix. This is what makes your waffles light and fluffy.
You know your waffle iron better than me, but for mine I used about 3/4 c. of batter per waffle set on medium heat. I feel like it took about 10 min. p er waffle, but I did do a couple checks to determine when they were done.
Serve with real maple syrup. We happen to have some delicious homemade syrup from my husband’s co-worker. Kids are IN LOVE with it.
Comment or head over to my “I want to hear from you” page and let me know how it turned out! Can’t wait to hear from you!