Me: I'm thinking fresh blueberry waffles and bacon for dinner.
ALL 3 of my girls: YAY!!!
Son: Okay, but I'm more excited about the bacon.
My son prefers pancakes and didn't want to waste a good breakfast for dinner (a.k.a. brinner) on "a bunch of boring waffles!"
So, I asked him "What if I could make waffles more exciting?!?"
He had his doubts (me, too!) however, these pancake-like waffles went down REAL easy and were very simple to make:
1-1/2 cups unbleached all purpose flour
1-1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1/3 cup granulated sugar
6 oz. cup lowfat yogurt (we didn't have any blueberry left, so I used strawberry)
1-1/2 cup milk
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen is okay, do not thaw)
Putting it ALL together:
1. Preheat waffle iron.
2. In a large bowl, whisk together first six (or ALL dry) ingredients. In another bowl, whisk together yogurt, milk, eggs and melted butter. Slowly whisk in the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until just combined.
3. Gently fold in the blueberries.
4. Spray waffle iron with cooking spray. Pour about 1/2 cup batter (or, suggested amount by manufacturer) onto the hot waffle iron. Close the lid and bake until preferred doneness (yes, it's word!) serve warm with your favorite berries.
I know, cinnamon and nutmeg in the summertime?!? ABSOLUTELY!!! The great thing about this recipe is that you can substitute whatever yogurt, berries or fruit you prefer: a waffle for every season, if you will.
Happy waffling :)
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