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 Post subject: Sinfully Wholesome Waffles (idi)
PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:50 am 
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Oh no! A missing Isa Does It recipe. If anyone has time/wants to test these:

Sinfully Wholesome Waffles
Makes 8 6-inch waffles
Total time: 45 minutes
Active time: 45 minutes

There’s a time and a place for dessert waffles but let’s face it, Tuesday morning is probably not it. Still, these waffles are somehow an indulgence when topped with berries and maple syrup. But made with Flax, oats, wheat germ and whole wheat flour, the ingredients will have you feeling like an angel!

You can (and should!) freeze these, and pop ‘em in the toaster whenever you want. To freeze, simply let them cool and then slice into whatever size will fit in your toaster. Seal in an airtight freezer bag, and freeze for up to a month. They usually take around 4 minutes in a standard toaster.

2 cups almond milk (or your favorite non-dairy milk)
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 3/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour (all purpose works, too)
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons ground flax seeds
1/2 cup water
3 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup wheat germ

To serve:
Fresh berries
Pure maple syrup

Measure milk out and add the apple cider vinegar, set aside to let curdle.

In the meantime, combine flour, baking powder and salt in a large mixing bowl.

Add the flax seeds to the milk and mix vigorously until frothy, 30 seconds to a minute. Add mixture to the flour along with water, olive oil, maple syrup and vanilla. Mix with a wooden spoon until mostly combined then fold in the oats and wheat germ.

Preheat waffle iron and let the batter rest. Cook according to waffle iron directions, brushing the waffle iron with oil or cooking spray between each waffle.

Recipe notes:
If wheat germ isn’t a staple in your kitchen, then another 1/4 cup oats never hurt no one!

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Looks like I'll be getting flaxseeds in the shopping next week then! Thanks for the recipe.

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If I can find my waffle maker I will test them tomorrow!

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Oooh! I was going to make waffles with the bf on Sunday anyway, so I'll do these.

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i wonder if the wheat germ that has been in my fridge for a thousand years is still good.
does wheat germ get rancid?

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(Was this supposed to be put into genpop?)

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I want to use these to make waffle breakfast sammiches.

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Ugh, I need a waffle iron! I've looked at them countless times and read reviews, just never pulled the trigger on 'em (well, I bought one as a wedding gift but that's it). I'm curious about savory waffles.

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Oh funny. I did not mean to post this here, I meant to post it in the secret tester forums! Still. If anyone wants to.

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 Post subject: Re: Sinfully Wholesome Waffles (idi)
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Oh, now I feel less special. But I will still try it if I can :)

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Moon wrote:
Oh, now I feel less special. But I will still try it if I can :)

You are special! Please test them :)

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 11:34 am 
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I had all the ingredients and I like waffles, so I made them.

I'm really bad about following recipes exactly without making some kind of modification, which is one reason why I'm not a recipe tester, but I tried really hard. I even used an actual wooden spoon, dammit. The only thing I did differently (and I realized after I'd done it) was that I mixed in the oats and water at the same time, after incorporating the rest of the liquids, because it meant one less bowl to wash (If I measured a half cup of water and then measured a half cup of oats, the oats would stick to the measuring cup. It made sense at the time.). Big deal. Also, I mixed the oil, maple syrup, and vanilla in with the soy milk mixture before adding it to the oats. I think this is what the recipe was suggesting, because it seemed like the easier way to incorporate them, but I wasn't sure.

The biggest change that I made was that I used 1 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour and 1/4 whole wheat flour, because I was out of whole wheat pastry flour. I wish that I'd had the exact ingredient, sorry.

This is a totally silly thing, but the fact that the olive oil is listed before the maple syrup made me happy. That way, I remembered to measure the oil first so that the maple syrup didn't stick to the spoon. Props if you did that on purpose.

Anyway, the waffles came out perfectly. They were crispy on the outside and surprisingly fluffy. They were perhaps a bit more dense than waffles made with white flour, but not noticeably so. I was pleased that the oats (I used quick oats) didn't seem to stand out in the finished waffle. I was expecting them to give the waffles a kind of lumpy or mealy texture (which isn't necessarily a bad thing), but they incorporated nicely into the waffle once it was cooked, so all I noticed was fluffiness.

I was also a bit hesitant about using olive oil, which is my own personal weirdness, since I know that olive oil can have plenty of sweet applications. I thought it worked really nicely with the maple syrup, though. I eat my waffles dry (no syrup or margarine) topped with fruit, so the taste of the waffle itself is important to me. It had a nice, somewhat earthy and pleasantly healthy flavor to it, helped by the olive oil and the wheat germ. Perhaps if/when I make them again, I might try using coconut oil in place of the olive oil, just to see if I like it better. But I might not, because I actually really liked that the olive oil was slightly unexpected. I might also make them again as is, however, and eat them with savory toppings (chicken tenders or tempeh bacon or tofu scramble).

My waffle maker makes 7 inch waffles, and I got three full sized plus two smaller ones. I don't know if I would have been able to make 8 6 inch waffles.

I'll check with the other two people I fed them to and see if they have anything to add, but they seemed to like them. I tried taking pictures, but I don't have a camera, so you'll be getting the picture I drew in the mail (just kidding, I took photos with my webcam and my phone, but they're not terribly helpful).

This was fun. I have no idea if I helped because I don't know what information you normally ask for from recipe testers, so if you need any other information, hit me up.


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Really helpful! Thanks, eatsbabies!!!

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I'll make these tomorrow morning and report back. I've wanted to be a tester in the past.


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-I'm used to healthier-ish waffles being floppy, dense and grainy, but these are so light and crispy! And pleasantly nutty-tasting. I got 6 large (albeit "wispy"(?)) round Belgian waffles. I love all kinds of waffles but this is my new favorite whole-grainy recipe.

-Instructions are all clear. I liked letting the batter rest while the iron preheated instead of preheating it first. Gave me some time to clean up.

-Unfussy.

-Weeknight for sure. Weekday morning if you have some extra time.

-About half an hour start to finish.

-All easy to find/on hand ingredients.

-The only modification I made was using wheat bran instead of wheat germ. I still don't quite know the difference between the two.

-I'm going to take these to work, toast them up and dip the triangles in apple sauce. My favorite.


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 Post subject: Re: Sinfully Wholesome Waffles (idi)
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From the looks of it, this recipe will probably work for a gluten-free substitution with oat bran and Bob's GF AP. I look forward to buying a waffle iron for the new place, and will try this out ASAP so you can share some more love in your book with the GF folks.


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I made them this morning. I was suspicious of the batter since it was thinner than other waffle recipes I have made. The only alteration I made was to use the suggested extra 1/4 cup of oats instead of the wheat germ. I found them to also stick a bit more to my waffle iron.

They were very light and crispy and I agree with a previous poster that they were almost nutty. I took a picture I'll try to post later that showed how airy they were. They reminded me of those lace cookies.

I ate them topped with sliced bananas and maple syrup and would definitely make them again since they are healthier than AP flour waffles. Based on the nutrient profiles of my ingredients it came out to 1685 calories for the entire batch. My waffle iron makes 4 smaller waffles at a time (~4x6 each) and I got 14 of those.

It took me about 15 minutes to get the batter ready and then the additional time for actually cooking them in my waffle iron.


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Thanks for the subbing oats for wheat germ idea. I reckon my wheat germ could be rancid because it's been in the press since Septemberish and apparently it goes rancid.

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I just finished eating mine!

I did the extra oats instead of wheat germ since I don't keep it handy, and I used white AP flour because apparently I'm all out if WW, which I didn't realize. I wasn't sure how much it would change the outcome, but figured I'd try it out anyway.

These were sooooo soft, bubbly and fluffy. I know WW flour makes things denser but the white flour was so light I can't imagine they'd end up very heavy with WW.

Our waffle iron is an ancient, cast iron one, and the waffles did tend to stick a little even with extra oiling but not excessively so. Like rohai, I thought the batter seemed thin but seeing as this is my first time really making waffles I didn't let it worry me too much. Mr Moon did the actual cooking (I just did the mixing - he knows the waffle iron better!) and he was please with how they cooked up in the iron.

Three of us ate the waffles with raspberry infused maple syrup. Holy moly they were delicious. The waffles were very happy to absorb all the syrup like sponges. We also sampled them plain and I really liked the subtle flavours from the syrup and vanilla.

I liked that this was easy to mix up and didn't take any real effort. Because my waffle iron is so old the overall time was quite a bit longer but the mixing time was not much at all.

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The recipe looks great, but I'm really posting to say that my 3 year old saw your userpic, Isa, and said, "Big hair" in a rather impressed way.

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rohai wrote:
They were very light and crispy and I agree with a previous poster that they were almost nutty. I took a picture I'll try to post later that showed how airy they were. They reminded me of those lace cookies.


Yeah! Totally lacy. I wasn't expecting that at all, but loved it.


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Pics under spoiler :)

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Haha Moon I love your dogs, especially in the second picture.

I came back here to say: I made these again this morning but added about 1.5 cups of frozen blueberries. I thought they'd sink to the bottom, but I didn't have that problem at all. So good!


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Moon wrote:
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Yum! Your dogs are awesome too :)


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-These came out quite well. The ywere a bit more substantial than regular all AP flour, but not too heavy or dense. They received the boyfriend seal of approval--he couldn't believe there was wheat germ or oatmeal in them. They didn't stick one bit to the waffle iron, which made me really happy.

-Clear.

-Unfussy.

-Whenever waffles.

-Maybe 30 minutes? I was making potatoes while I was cooking them, so I'm not sure.

-Easy to find, which is saying something for my current location.

-I used 1 cup ww pastry flour and 3/4 cup AP.

-I have two left over and I sent another one home with the boy. He was very happy.

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