I love my diet, but sometimes I want pancakes, waffles and such. I made some changes to an old recipe I found and came up with these sprouted grain wafflettes. When I eat them I feel like I am eating waffles. Just cook them and eat them with pure maple syrup or fruit. Applesauce is a good topping. No powdered sugar even if it sounds good.
I don't eat these for breakfast. They make a good mid-afternoon snack. For breakfast it is important to stick to fruit and vegetables, but mostly fruit, if you want to lower your cholesterol. Don't forget those chia seeds and ground flaxseed.
Regular pancake syrup is not a nutritious food. Most syrups have over 200 calories and are loaded with sugar. They contain corn syrup and high fructose corn syrup and even worse, they contain preservatives. If sugar is the enemy, then syrup is in cahoots with the enemy. This is why I use only 100% pure maple syrup on my sprouted grain wafflettes and other treats. I use maple syrup to sweeten smoothies also. Very tasty.
Maple syrup does contain sugar, so should be used sparingly. Maple syrup is natural. It has much less sugar than processed syrups. It contains antioxidants and some minerals, and is healthier to eat than sugar.
For a truly healthful wafflette, use homemade fruit syrup with no sugar added or unsweetened applesauce instead of maple syrup. If you need to eat syrup on your waffles or wafflettes, make sure it is 100% pure maple syrup.
I remember walking to the corner store to buy syrup for my mother when I was a child. It came in a house shaped tin and tasted delicious. Was it healthier then? I don't know. It may have bee 100% pure maple. I think it tasted better then--or maybe everything tastes better when you are young. That would be another thing to research. I guess I could ask everybody over 60 if syrup used to taste better years ago. May be a skewed study. Hmmm, dunno.
My brother says he remembers that every bite of his pancakes had to be slathered in butter and dipped in maples syrup. Our mom would say, "That is too much syrup. It is enough to float your food away." We loved it, but my brother thinks it caught up with us and is why we gained some weight in the end.
Spray your waffle iron so that your wafflettes won't stick.
Put some oats in a coffee grinder container and grind them until they are fine and then measure 2 tablespoons.
Combine ground oats, almond milk, salt, egg melted butter and vanilla and beat until well combined.
Dip bread into batter. Turn to coat both sides of the bread. Place on waffle grids, close and cook. Simple and delicious. If you prefer, you can cook it in a skillet and have french toast. If you cook as french toast, you can leave the oatmeal out of the recipe. The kids even like this one.
sprouted grain wafflettes
Preheat waffle iron and spray with nonstick spray
1/4 c almond milk
2 T ground oats (i use old fashioned oat meal)
1 t vanilla
1 T melted butter
dash of salt if desired
sprouted grain bread (Ezekiel or any other brand)
Combine all ingredients except bread. Whisk. If desired, sprinkle cinnamon on top of mixture. I always add cinnamon. tasty
Dip one piece of bread into mixture coating both sides. Cook in greased waffle iron. This recipe makes about three wafflettes.
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