Whole wheat Waffles??? Sure they don’t look like whole wheat. These are crisp and light. Nothing like I expected. At least the second go round!
The recipe came from King Arthur. In looking for a more healthy choice I decided to make whole wheat waffles. Most recipes will use a combination of all purpose flour along with whole wheat flour. This is to ensure that the product will not be too heavy. I was intrigued when I saw this recipe. No combination is used just whole wheat flour. I had to try it.
The first try I was not very satisfied with the texture. It was more heavy. The recipe called for either butter or oil. I chose butter. It the reviews I noticed that quite a few stated that using buttermilk was a good thing. The combination of the butter and buttermilk did not produce the light and airy waffle that I was looking for although after slathering it with butter and syrup GI Joe thought they were fantastic!
The second trial I used oil and skim milk. It was a good combination. Just what I was looking for, light ,airy, crisp, and a nutty flavor. Perfection.
As far as being a more nutritious choice I am still not sure about that. The recipe calls for 1/3 cup of butter or oil. To me that is a large percentage of fat. In most waffle recipes only 2 tablespoons of fat are used. My next trial I will reduce the fat and see what happens. I’ll have to wait awhile though. I cannot eat another waffle after making two recipes for my classes, two at home and tasting 10 waffles today. I’m done with waffles for now!
Today was a lab day and the students prepared waffles and turkey bacon. First block started of with a few obstacles. One kitchen was invaded with ants. I don’t think that I have shared with you that our school was built on a huge ant hill. One crystal of sugar and they march right in and make themselves at home. After burying the ants I pulled about 12 aprons out of the dryer that were twisted together so tightly that it was like working a huge rubik’s cube! Then right in the middle of the lab one of the waffle irons just turned itself off for good! I will not share the photos of me pulling my hair out! Other than that it was a fine day in the world of cooking!
Hearty Whole Wheat Waffles taken from here
Makes about 6 – 6 1/2 waffles
- 1 1/2 cups King Arthur Whole Wheat Flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 1/3 cup of butter or oil ( I prefer the oil for a lighter waffle)
Whisk dry ingredients together. In a separate bowl beat egg, milk, and oil. Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients stirring just until moistened.
Cook in a waffle iron following manufacture’s directions.
Here are the results of today’s lab. Vote for the one that deserves top chef .