Saturday, February 7, 2009

Whole Wheat Applesauce Waffles

I found this on The Cookbook Junkie, and I'm making these today. I'll be putting the extras in the freezer for quick snacks during the week.

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UPDATED TO ADD: I use honey instead of sugar. I have a Belgian waffle maker and this makes 6 waffles for me. 194 calories per waffle without syrup

Whole Wheat Applesauce Waffles
Have Your Cake And Eat It Too Copyright 1993

butter-flavor no stick cooking spray
1 large egg
2 tablespoons canola or safflower oil
3 tablespoons nonfat vanilla or plain yogurt
½ cup unsweetened applesauce
1 tablespoon dark corn syrup or granulated sugar
¼ cup toasted wheat germ
¾ cup 1% milk, or as needed
½ cup unsifted all-purpose flour
½ cup whole wheat flour or buckwheat flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
¼ teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup pure maple syrup, warmed

1. Lightly coat the waffle iron with the cooking spray. Preheat the waffle iron according to the manufacturer’s directions.
2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk together the egg, oil, and yogurt. Beat in the applesauce, corn syrup or sugar, wheat germ and milk.
3. Set a strainer over the bowl and add both flours, the baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon, With a spoon, stir and sift the dry ingredients onto the wet ingredients. Mix well. (If the mixture must stand for any length of time, you may need to add a little more milk, a tablespoon at a time.)
4. Spoon the batter onto the bottom panel of the waffle iron, close it gently, and cook for 2 to 3 minutes (models vary in timing), until the jaws can be opened easily. If the iron sticks, the waffle is not yet baked through. When the waffle is done, use a fork to gently pry it up. Repeat until all the batter is used. You should have to regrease the surface only rarely, but if the waffles seem to stick, lightly spray the waffle iron again. Serve the waffles hot, with the warm maple syrup.

Makes 15 4-inch waffles. Per waffle with 1 tablespoon syrup: 133 cal, 3 g pro, 3 g fat, .4 g sat fat, 26 g carbs, 111 mg sodium, 15 mg chol


Beverlydru said...

Healthy AND tasty? I am charmed. Thanks for stopping by - a pleasure to meet you!

Kim said...

I don't have a waffle maker but my DIL does so I'm going to forward this to her. Thanks!

Farrah said...

I went through a stage when I had nutri-grain Eggos every morning with applesauce and a small dollop of blackberry jam on top. I'll bet these are way better!!

Musings of a Housewife said...

Have you made these with a Belgian waffle maker, by chance?