In the month of May I’m participating in the Hometown Harvest #HH30Days Real Food Challenge, which means we’re trying our best to eliminate all things processed from our diets for 30 days. You know, like the all-purpose flour and granulated sugar that are two of the main ingredients in my regular quick waffles recipe.
Good news is waffles (and pancakes for that matter) are really yummy made with whole wheat flour, and they taste very close to buckwheat. Mmmm….buckwheat. It’s a hearty way to start the morning, with no extra fuss added to the process!
In terms of the sugar, I had two “real food” options this morning: honey or pure maple syrup. I opted for the former, and let me tell ya – they were plenty sweet (but not TOO sweet) and far more fragrant than my regular recipe using granulated sugar!
BOTH. KIDS. LOVED. THEM.
I’m not kidding! My eldest said they were better than the usual, but I couldn’t tell if she was just trying to make me feel really good, or if it was her 100% genuine thoughts (either way, score for Mom).
Like always, I made enough to have leftovers for breakfast during the week, simply stored in a zip-top bag in our fridge.
- 3 large eggs
- 2 tablespoons organic honey (preferably local)
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 stick salted butter, melted
- Preheat the waffle iron to high.
- Whisk the eggs and honey together in a large mixing bowl. In a large measuring cup, mix the milk, butter and vanilla together, and then whisk the mixture into the eggs.
- Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into the egg mixture, then stir it together until it's just combined.
- Spoon the batter onto the waffle iron, spreading it out so that it's about ½" thick, and then cook for 3-4 minutes, or until the outside is a dark golden brown.
- Serve the waffles with butter and pure maple syrup.
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