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Friday, November 19, 2010

Waffles, Healthy, Yummy Style

Waffles for Breakfast!

READY!! After 10-12 Minutes

READY for your Favorite Toppings. ie. Fruit Sauce, Honey, Maple Syrup...

I love waffles. That could be due to my disasterous failures at making healthy pancakes.

I have tried many times to make Healthy pancakes (Ones without eggs and white flour). Poor John he tries to eat them,,, but I don't think that even the birds would eat my failures. Anyway, the opposite is true about my waffles. Although they have had their horrible failures when I lifted the lid before the timer went off at 10-12 minutes. Then you have to clean your waffle iron. It's a tedious job and the family or hubby or guests don't get waffles for breakfast. Another MUST for waffles is to make sure you put some form of nuts or Olive oil in them. If this is left out... They won't come out of your waffle iron. I've tried and had failure as well. So now I will give you my ingredients and you can have fun making them. Get up a little early so that you aren't tempted to lift the lid on your waffle iron because you have many to make and want them to hurry. It's also nice to make them ahead when you have the time and all you need to do is put them in the toaster or covered with foil in a baking dish in the oven for heating. Oh, and when the waffle iron has cooled and you are ready to put it away. DO NOT WASH It!!! If you have done this, you may want to brush oil on it and then heat it to High and close the lid down. Let it heat for about 5 minutes. It should then be ok to use and will not stick the next time you want to use it. (Hopefully) :)


Place the following in the blender:
6 whole Dates
1/4 cup Cornmeal
2 cups Whole Oats
1/2 tsp. Salt
3/4 cup Soaked dry Garbanzo's (ie. Chick Peas)
4 cups Water
2 TB Olive Oil or 1/4 cup Cashews (A Must)
Blend until smooth

Pour into your hot Waffle Iron and set your timer for 10 Min. If, when trying to lift the lid, it doesn't want to lift, then set the timer for 2 more minutes.
There you have it. I hope that you will enjoy these. I always take the ones we don't eat and put them in plastic bags into the fridge. If you aren't going to use them in a week, (Which doesn't happen here often) then they can be frozen.

You can experiment with some of the ingredients. I was thinking that one could put some pumpkin in the mixture. Add your pumpkin pie spices to it. And put some Maple syrup in it. Great for a light evening meal too!

That would be great for Thanksgiving or Christmas buffets... Think I'll try it next time.

Adding Blueberries or Raisens, Carob Chips could also make it interesting. Let me know how you do..
Hugs, Jan