Friday, January 7, 2011

Stay-home Friday = WAFFLES!!

Today is a "stay home" day, as the girls refer to it.  Stay-home days rule because they mean no rushing around in the mornings, story-time at the library, and time to test out a new recipe for breakfast. I found a guide-to-the-perfect waffle on one of the blogs I follow and could hear it calling my name through the computer screen! It goes a little something like this:

Whole Wheat Waffles

courtesy of goodLife {eats}
  • 1/4 C organic butter, melted (I used 2 T. instead and added several spoonfuls of organic yogurt at the same point in the recipe that the butter gets added)
  • 1/3 C brown sugar
  • 2 1/4 C organic whole wheat flour
  • 2 T ground flaxseed
  • 1 tsp aluminum-free baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 C milk
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • juice of one orange
  • zest of 1/2 orange
Combine brown sugar, flour, flaxseed, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Add milk and egg yolks. Beat egg whites to stiff peaks; fold into mixture. Add butter, yogurt, orange juice, and zest. Waffle iron, meet your new best friend! 
While I was mixing the waffles, I tossed a sliced organic apple, handful of fresh organic blueberries, and a splash of orange juice into a pan on the stove. Cooked all of this until the apples were soft - a spoonful of fruit and a drizzle of syrup and shazzam! Best waffle we've eaten in this house in ages! It was thick, it was grainy, it was dense, it had a hint of sweetness, and a bit of citrus. Thank you, goodLife {eats}, we give your waffle recipe FOUR thumbs up:


  1. Your girls are TOO cute! Love these waffles, and Katie :)

  2. Any tips if you don't have a waffle iron?? These look SO good.

  3. Erica - no suggestions at all if you don't have a waffle iron. So sorry! I wonder what the major differences are between waffle and pancake batter... what would happen if you used a waffle mix like this as pancakes? Might have to try... :)

    Amber and Amy - thanks for visiting and for the sweetness about our little ladies! I enjoyed checking out both of your blogs as well.

  4. Stay at home day sounds like a perfect thing to implement!

  5. Kristen - I absolutely advocate for stay-home days! They are good for everyone's mental and emotional health (and, from the way we cook/bake on stay-home days, they don't hurt our diet either). The world would be a better place with 4-day work weeks! Thanks for visiting!