Happy Friday everyone!
I am so happy that the weekend is here. It has been a super busy week for me at work– lots of patients, training, and yesterday I manned a nutrition booth at Frito Lay’s corporate headquarters for an employee health fair. Fun but busy!
I could never be more ready for a three day weekend! I plan to relax, get my hair cut (at this really cool salon nearby that specialized in curly hair!) and spend Labor Day at the pool. I’m going to be a bridesmaid in a wedding in two weeks and I totally have tank top tans like crazy from being outside. Time to even it out.
I may even make these waffles again! Nick was gone all last week camping with his brother, and when he got back we celebrated by sleeping in and making these tasty cinnamon waffles. I found the recipe from AllRecipes, then switched up some of the ingredients to make them healthier.
I used whole wheat flour and applesauce instead of oil, and added brown sugar and cinnamon for extra flavor. They turned out great! A classic breakfast dish with a healthier twist. This recipe made at least 8 waffles. Which means… we ate 3-4 each! We need more people to share our waffles with (or a bunch of hungry kids!). Or, we could have just made half of this recipe I suppose.
Something else I also changed was whipping the egg yolks and whites separately. This helps to lighten up the batter so the waffles come out nice and fluffy!
Here’s the printable!
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
- 1 3/4 cups milk
- 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 tablespoon white sugar
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- Preheat waffle iron.
- Separate the egg yolks and egg whites into different bowls.
- Beat the yolks in a large bowl with hand beater until fluffy.
- Beat in flour, milk, applesauce, sugar, baking powder, salt, vanilla, and cinnamon just until smooth.
- Beat the egg whites until soft peaks form. Fold into batter.
- Spray preheated waffle iron with non-stick cooking spray.
- Pour mix onto hot waffle iron, using about 1/3 cup. Cook until golden brown. Serve hot.
Hi! I’m Emily, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and self-taught intuitive chef. I firmly believe that cooking is the simplest and most important step we can take to improve our minds and bodies and build healthier communities. Join me and let’s bring food back to the kitchen!