In our house, when we want a treat for breaky, something more elevated than pancakes, less pedestrian than scrambled eggs or oats, waffles take the stage.
Waffles take a bit more effort than homemade pancakes, and if you’re like me and only have a single waffle maker, they’ll take a bit more time. However, they are light and airy and crunchy and just generally wonderful and well worth the effort. They are also easily frozen and can be toasted up later for a quick, fancy-pants breaky on the fly.
Whole-Wheat Waffles from Scratch
- 2 eggs, separated
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 2 cups milk
- 1/2 cup veggie oil
- 1 tbs brown sugar, agave or honey
- 4 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- Any add-ins you like: sautéed apples, fresh berries, orange zest, chocolate chips, you name it.
- Beat egg whites until they form stiff peaks.
- Whisk together wet ingredients in one bowl, stir together dry ingredients and add-ins (if using) in another.
- Combine wet and dry ingredients.
- Gently fold in beaten egg whites.
- Cook in your waffle maker according to manufacturer’s instructions.
- Serve with maple syrup, yogurt, fresh cream and fruit, whatever you like, and devour!