Secondhand Waffles

I have come into the habit of collecting. Now, this is very strange because I am one of those people that deletes all read emails immediately and throws out anything that doesn’t serve a purpose. I faithfully go through my closets every year to donate clothes and shoes that we no longer wear. I dislike clutter and probably organize closets and drawers a little bit too often. I’m not saying that my house is an organized gem but I like the idea of having less….stuff.

So, what is it that you have started collecting, you ask? Well, cookbooks of course. They serve a purpose and they are books, so I just simply cannot have enough of them. I came across a recipe book at Goodwill a while back. Inside of it were old recipe cards, name-brand recipe pamphlets and a Cuisinart blender instruction manual from the 1990’s. I went through it and chucked the recipes that sounded sickening, like the cabbage soup with V-8 juice (no offense to those three people out there who actually eat that stuff) and I put aside the recipes that I wanted to experiment with. One of said recipes was Honey Wheat Waffles.

I’ve been realizing more and more that my sweet tooth needs to be tamed. The more sugar one has, the more sugar one wants. I need would like to cut back.
The idea of replacing some of the all-purpose flour with whole wheat flour seems like a good place for me to start. Using natural sweeteners, like honey and maple syrup is the way to go.

I cut the recipe in half and made these for my son while my husband was at his jujitsu class, not knowing if they would make the cut.  I have a “tried and true” recipe book that I keep for all the recipes that have become staples in our home. My little man is the official taste tester and damn proud of it. He gave these waffles a zillion thumbs up. I think he ended up eating 8 in all!

Honey Wheat Waffles

Adapted from:  Cuisinart SPB-7 Series Instruction Booklet

Makes about 1 1/2 cups batter

3/4 cup milk

1 large egg

1/3 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 cup whole wheat flour

2 Tbs. butter, melted

1 Tbs. honey

1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

1/4 tsp. salt

Preheat waffle iron. Place ingredients in blender jar in order listed. Place cover on top and puree for 10 seconds. Turn off and scrape sides with a rubber spatula. Puree for another 10-15 seconds until batter is smooth.

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