Sunday, June 29, 2008

And in the Mornin'...

I made waffles! But unfortunately no photos - between whipped egg whites, flour, hot pans and ladles of waffle batter everywhere, not to mention the fact that my sister gives me the strangest looks whenever I take food photos (and it was her breakfast), it just didn't go down like it should have. Ah well. I still have the recipes!

The first one I'm passing onto you is the type of waffle that I like to eat - low-fat, high-fibre, vegan and protein rich too!

Low - Fat Vegan Wholegrain Waffles
Serves 4
½ cup whole wheat pastry flour
½ cup buckwheat flour
½ tbsp baking powder
6 oz (about 1/2 a block) low-fat silken tofu
1 tbsp unsweetened applesauce
½ tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 ¾ cups water
  1. Preheat waffle iron.
  2. Mix flours and baking powder in large bowl.
  3. Combine tofu, applesauce, vinegar and water in blender or food processor. Blend until smooth.
  4. Pour into the flour mixture and mix smooth.
  5. Add extra water if needed, batter should be pourable.
  6. Spray waffle iron with non-stick cooking spray.
  7. Spread batter fully over grid and close.
  8. Cook waffle according to your iron’s directions. Repeat till batter is gone. Serve warm.
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 122.4
Total Fat: 1.1 g
Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
Sodium: 35.8 mg
Total Carbs: 23.0 g
Dietary Fiber: 4.0 g
Protein: 6.2 g

Here are my sister's favourite waffles - she always eyes me suspiciously when I make them, asking me if they'll "taste like mom's". The verdict this morning?? They do, oh yes, they do!

Toastmaster's Waffles
Serves 4
2 eggs, separated
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp sugar
1 1/2 cups lowfat milk (1% is what we use)
2 tbsp melted butter
2 cups flour
1 tbsp baking powder
  1. Preheat waffle iron.
  2. Beat egg whites until stiff, but not dry. Set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg yolks, salt and sugar until lemony and light.
  4. Combine milk and butter, beat into yolk mixture.
  5. Combine the dry ingredients and beat into the yolk mixture until smooth.
  6. Gently fold in the beaten egg whites.
  7. Cook in your waffle iron according to the manufacturer's directions.
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 378.5
Total Fat: 9.8 g
Cholesterol: 126.1 mg
Sodium: 113.9 mg
Total Carbs: 58.9 g
Dietary Fiber: 1.7 g
Protein: 12.7 g

Ta da!!

By the way, if you have leftovers that you just can't put away, pop them into freezer bags for home made eggos later on in the week! A stay in the toaster = crisp, hot Sunday mornings, whenever!

3 comments :

Schmutzie said...

Happy Blogiversary!

Jj said...

Love waffles! And they really are so much better home made. I'm guilty of frozen one's when in a pinch and that sure makes me appreciate taking the time to make them from scratch when I do! the recipes sound great, thanks.

Teena in Toronto said...

Happy blogoversary! It's mine too!