Do your kids eat waffles .. and lots of them? Mine do and always have! Of course I don't have the time to get up every morning and make homemade fresh waffles, so I buy frozen. But I can't afford the good whole grain ones when we go through 2-3 a day! That would end up costing me about $15 a month. That coupled with the fact that I really do try to feed my kids healthy foods whenever I get the chance, I decided to search for a homemade waffle recipe. I found a really yummy whole wheat waffle recipe that I fix up once a month and make enough waffles to freeze for the month. Then, I just pop them in the toaster every morning. They are so filling that the little ones can just barely finish one before they are full .. and they aren't hungry until lunch! The recipe also contains a fruit and flaxseed and I puree' either sweet potatoes, pumpkin or zucchini to put in each batch. Here's the recipe, with my revisions:
2 eggs, beaten
1 3/4 milk
1/2 cup applesauce (or 1 of the small tubs)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup milled flaxseed
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
4 tsp. baking powder
1 T sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
About 1/2 puree'd vegetable of your choice (sweet potatoes, canned pumpkin, zucchini)
Mix all this together and cook in your waffle maker. Then freeze.
I double this recipe and it makes about 30 waffles. With the other odds-and-ends breakfast that my kids occasionally ask for (cereal, cinnamon toast, pop tart, etc.), these waffles last me close to a month.
The best part is that I feel like I have actually started my kids off with a healthy meal.
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