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Whole Wheat Honey Waffles

I recently went on a business trip to wine country in Santa Ynez.  I was gone for 3 days, and in typical working mom fashion, I felt the need to bring back a “guilt gift” for the kids.  Somehow wine didn’t feel appropriate so I got them a honey bear at a local specialty shop.

The kids were desperate to use the honey  so I came up with the genius idea of waffles.  Both kids wanted in on the action.

Immediately after this lovely shot, that entire measuring cup of liquid was spilled on the floor.  It was the ONLY milk I had in the house.  So I went out, bought fresh milk and we started over.  Made the entire batch and as I pulled the waffles off the iron I realized that I had forgotten to add the oil.

I tried to pass that batch off on my husband who after one bite said “Wow!  This packing material tastes amazing.” Aaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhh!!  Third time’s a charm.

Whole Wheat Honey Waffels

Prep Time: 12 mins  Cooking Time: 5 mins (depending on waffle iron)

1 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 egg whites
1 cup lowfat milk
6 oz container of non-fat greek yogurt
1/2 cup canola oil
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
2 to 3 tablespoons honey + extra for drizzling
2 – 3 cups fresh cut berries

1. Preheat waffle iron. Beat egg whites until stiff.
2. In a separate bowl combine flours, baking powder and salt.
3. In another bowl, combine milk, yogurt, vanilla, oil and honey.
4. Add flour mixture and milk mixture together and stir to combine.
5. Gently fold in egg whites. Pour onto hot iron and cook until light brown.
6. Top with berries and drizzle with honey.

Makes: 4 to 6 waffles





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