Don’t you just love easy waffles? I feel like we could all use some more waffles in our lives.
When one of my roomies left for the summer she took her waffle maker with her. So, I haven’t had waffles in awhile. However, I recently got a waffle iron at goodwill for $2.99. Score!
Now that I’ve broken my waffle fast with these waffles I feel like I’ve been missing out. They are so easy to prep and are delicious!
I froze the extras in a square tubberware. Then, when I want to eat one or two I pop them in the toaster for a few minutes. When I’m running out of the door I like to sandwhich nut butter in between two waffles or fold one over and eat it like a sandwhich.
I should add these to my weekly meal prep when the school year starts. They are super easy to make and great for on the go. I could honestly eat waffles everyday for breakfast. I’m usual in the mood for something sweet in the morning!
As I was typing up this recipe I realized I forgot the dang cinnamon. Who does that?! That would have made these waffles even better! I guess I’ll just shake some cinnamon on top and pretend it’s powdered sugar lol.
What I’ve learned from this recipe:
- Don’t forget the cinnamon.
- I need to add more sugar. I learned that sugar helps caramelize the outside of the waffle.
- The recipe called for 1/4 cup of maple syrup. But, I didn’t want that much sweetener so I used 1/2 tbsp. Next time I’ll try 2-4 tablespoons.
- I should try beating the egg whites separately. Beating should incorporate air into whites making the waffles crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside.
I probably should have done this research before I made these but we all make mistakes.
Ingredients: Makes 8-9 waffles (from gratefulgrazer.com)
- 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1-2 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- A few pinches of salt
- 1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk (or any kind of milk)
- 1 1/2 cups grated zucchini
- 2 eggs
- 2-4 tablespoons of maple syrup
- 2 teaspoons vanilla (use 1 teaspoon if milk is vanilla flavor)
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips
- Butter and maple syrup for topping
Directions: (from gratefulgrazer.com)
- Heat your waffle iron.
- In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt.
- In another bowl, mix together the milk, zucchini, eggs, maple syrup, and vanilla. Pour this mixture into the dry mixture and stir until just mixed. Fold in the chocolate chips.
- Grease the waffle iron with butter or oil spray. Fill up the waffle maker and cook for 6-7 minutes.
- Top with butter and maple syrup!