Saturday, January 9, 2010

Whole Grain Waffles with Apple Butter

In my one of the previous posts, I had given a recipe which uses 'Apple Butter'. I was trying to use up the rest of the bottle and at the same time make waffles for the kids. I had mentioned in my earlier post about how I make waffles and pancakes and freeze them for later use (once in two weeks) and warm it up in microwave for quick breakfast on weekdays for the kids. I usually use Alton Brown's waffle recipe. There isn't a lot with the basics of a pancake or waffle recipe. As long as you keep the ratio of about 1 - 1 1/4 tsp baking powder for every cup of flour, about 1 cup of liquid per cup of flour, about 1/8 measure of fat (butter or oil) for every cup of flour, and about at least one egg per cup of flour, you are okay to make any modifications. When I went back to food network website and searched for waffles, the maximum reviews were given to Rachael Ray's Gingerbread waffles. Of course, I made some modifications of my own and using a combination of different flours. Here goes my version..

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup Whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup Oat flour (Grind rolled oats or quick oats in a grinder into powder and then measure)
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup apple butter (You could use any fruit puree here. Banana or even applesauce)
  • 1 3/4 cups butter milk
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) melted butter
  • Vegetable oil spray for the waffles iron
Preheat waffles iron.In a large bowl combine flours, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. In a medium bowl, combine buttermilk, eggs, brown sugar, apple butter,melted butter and beat till well combined . Stir the wet into dry until just moist. Do not over mix batter. Pour the specified amount of batter into the waffles iron and make waffles. My waffles iron takes only 1/4 cup per waffle. It makes two at a time. I got 22 waffles of 4" square from this recipe. Serve with maple syrup, pancake syrup (recipe will follow in the future post) or  just dust with powdered sugar and serve.

And here they are ready to go in to the freezer. I have kept them between wax papers after they are cooled down completely and in a freezer safe container.

I would like to send this entry to Srivalli's Kid's Delight - Wholesome Breakfast event.
Happy Cooking!!
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  1. Good looking Waffles.....though I freeze a lot of stuff but never tried to freeze pancakes & waffles may be should try to do that.

  2. They look so perfect and yummy Champa. Nice one with apple butter.

  3. Wow u have a waffle maker? Great


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