First off, I want to thank my 2 amazing sisters who spent all weekend putting up the rest of their grapes so that I could have some yummy grape juice and grape jelly. They were done canning but still had more grapes on their vines so I asked them to pick some for me to do. They were going to bring them up to me when they come for the big party this weekend. Being the great sisters that they are, they decided just to do it for me. Thank you Rachel & Laura! Love ya! Because they did my grape juice I told Rachel that I would post today. I am very excited about this post.
I love these waffles. I have made them twice in the last 5 days. This is a perfect way to use some healthy whole wheat, and don't forget the protein from the Peanut Butter! I happened to find this recipe when I was going through a bunch of junk mail. I got an advertisement for a subscription to Cookie magazine. I don't know much about it, but I think it is a parenting magazine. Anyhow, I usually would have thrown it right away, but it said FREE stickers inside. My 2 year old really likes stickers, so I opened it so I could keep the stickers for him. It was a good thing I opened it up, because I fell across this amazing recipe. So for the lover of food and new recipes that I am, it must have been fate! I made them once and then lost the recipe, so the second time I made them, I went off my memory. The 2nd time was better than the first, so I must have done something different, but I sure liked whatever I did. I know I will find it one of these days tucked in a place that only my 2 year old would think of. These waffles are just heavenly with cut up bananas and homemade maple syrup. I also tried it with some blueberries, but didn't like it as much. I dressed up my boys' waffles with strawberry yogurt and bananas, which was a perfectly round breakfast for my little ones. My husband passed on my sugary maple syrup and went for the natural sugars in his honey. So, dress them up however you like...just be sure you make up these lovely Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Waffles for the fam. You will love them.
Whole-Wheat Peanut Butter Waffles
2 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
2 1/4 cups milk
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup oil
1 tsp salt
4 tsp baking powder
2 eggs (whites seperated if using belgian waffle maker)
Belgian Waffle Maker: Combine flour, milk, peanut butter, oil, salt and baking powder in large bowl. Seperate egg whites in seperate bowl, and add egg yolks to flour mixture. Blend egg whites on high speed until fluffy. Blend flour mixture until combined. Add egg whites and lightly stir just until combined. Pour batter in hot waffle iron and bake to your liking.
Normal Waffle Maker: Combine all ingrediants and blend until combined. Pour batter in hot waffle iron and bake to your liking.
Homemade Maple Syrup
1 cup water
1 tsp maple flavoring
1 1/4 cup sugar
Bring water to a boil. Add sugar and maple flavoring. Stir constantly for about 2 minutes to get sugar dissolved. Serve warm. Store in fridge and re-heat for your next batch of waffles. It is a very runny syrup, but delicious when your waffle soaks it up!