Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Healthy and Delicious Waffles

My husband is the best cook. He is great with adding seasoning and improvising, and he always comes up with the best meals. For the longest time, he did most of the cooking, as my schedule was crazy at work (and I think I may have enjoyed having him make me dinner all the time... :)). But, when we got married, I knew I wasn't going to be working for a couple of months after moving here, so I made it my goal to come up with as many delicious recipes as possible and be as organized as I could in my approach to cooking, shopping, meal-planning, etc. It's worked out well, and I can't wait to see if I can balance it one day when I have little ones running around. I'm pretty sure that will be when it falls apart, but for now, I can feel good about it. :)

When I cook, I try to make the healthiest decisions possible because I definitely have a sweet tooth and an eye for the unhealthy foods, and that's fine at times, but for day-to-day meals, it makes me feel much better to have them be as wholesome and good-for-you as possible. That's why when I had a craving for waffles the other day, I took a recipe for traditional waffles and turned them into low-fat waffles that tasted just as delicious as the real thing. I did top them with a little confectioners' sugar, however. All things in moderation, right? I hope you enjoy them, and feel free to make adjustments to fit the recipe to your needs and things you have on hand!

Healthy and Wholesome, Delicious and Fluffy Waffles

Prep time: 10 min, Cook time: 15 min


2 eggs
2 cups whole-wheat flour (This is where I cheated this time. I didn't have any on hand, so I used regular all-purpose, so they were not as good for you as they could be. But, I have done them before just as the recipe states, and they were just as amazing!)
1 3/4 cups skim milk
1/2 cup applesauce, unsweetened
1 tbsp sugar substitute (I used baking Splenda)
4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp cinnamon (or to taste)


1. Preheat waffle iron. 
2. Separate egg yolks from egg whites. Beat egg yolks in large bowl. Put egg whites in separate bowl and set aside.
3. Adding to large bowl with egg yolks, beat in flour, milk, applesauce, sugar substitute, baking powder, salt, vanilla, and cinnamon. I used my kitchen aid mixer for this, but by hand works as well!
4. Use hand beater or beating vigorously, beat egg whites until fluffy.
5. Fold egg whites into batter.
6. Spray preheated waffle iron with non-stick cooking spray. Pour mix onto hot waffle iron. Cook until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes. 
7. Top with cinnamon, confectioners' sugar, syrup, butter, or fruit (or anything else you would like!). Enjoy!

Adapted from here!

Hope you are all having an amazing week, my friends, and just remember, two days until the weekend!


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  1. I've been craving waffles lately so I will have to try this one! However, Nick is convinced he ONLY likes the premade mix from Bisquik. I may have to trick him.... shh..... :) I'm loving how often you update this blog!

    1. You should! I have made the premade mix, and it's good, but these were better! haha :)


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