What's a pancake waffle you ask? Well it's my answer to not really knowing the difference between waffle and pancakes. I *THINK* waffles generally contain a bit more fat and sugar to crisp up more but I'm not sure. Normally I just use pancake batter in the waffle iron leaving them in long enough to crisp up and I've never had a problem. Then again I'm not known to follow any traditional rules when cooking. If it's tasty and we like it then what's the problem?
So this morning little guy asked to make blueberry pancakes and then changed his mind to waffles. You gotta love a the fickle mind of a 5 year old. 🙂
Normally I would make my Quick Whole Grain Banana Pancake batter but I'm all out of ripe bananas. My next go to pancake recipe is my original 100% Whole Grain Pancakes that I made years ago but I'm all of out oatmeal (yea... I need to go shopping something fierce.) So I whipped up a new batter this morning.
It worked beautifully! I'm sure it would also make great pancakes but I haven't tried it yet. If you're up to it give it a whirl and let me know in the comments how they turn out. I'm pretty confident they'll be just fine.
Here's what we did...
- 1 cup white whole wheat flour (120g)
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp baking powder
- 1 cup almond milk (8oz) (could use skim)
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce (61g)
- 1 tbsp honey (21g)
- ½ cup of blueberries (74g)
Mix the flour, cinnamon, baking soda and baking powder together in a small bowl and set aside. I mix it with a fork or whisk to help aerate it a bit.
In another bowl whisk the milk, egg, vanilla, applesauce and honey together until frothy. Add the blueberries.
Pour the flour mixture into the milk mixture and continue to fold until combined but don't over mix.
Add the batter to your skillet or waffle iron. I spray the iron with non-stick spray since these contain no additional fat. Using my square iron I get 4 batches (8 waffles) and they cook for 4-5 minutes making them nice and crisp.
Little guy loved them with a bit of jelly. I ate mine straight up with some extra fresh blueberries on top like you see next to the silly bands. 😉
Update:The DO make great pancakes. Check it out!!
|Servings||Amt per Serving|
|4||2 Waffles - ¼ of the Recipe|
|175||3g||5g||old: 3||new: 5|