Sweet breakfast options consist of pancakes, fresh toast, waffles and crepes.
If I had to choose, my order from most favorite to least favorite (even though I love them all) would be...
French Toast > Pancakes > Waffles > Crepes
What would yours be?
Dessert for breakfast is my way of indulging my sweet tooth. If my breakfast only consists of carbs, I find myself hungry before lunch. I have to find some way to add whole grains and protein into my breakfast foods so I stay satiated longer.
Oats are a great way to add protein to my mornings but I've never been a fan of mushy sweet oatmeal. The only way oats are palatable to me is in the form of savory oats or ground up to from oat flour.
I wanted to come up with a good waffle recipe that used whole wheat flour and oats. I am pretty pleased with the results so I'll share it with you!
Whole Wheat Oat Waffles
1 cup Whole Wheat Flour
1 cup Old-Fashioned Oats
1 tsp Hot Water
2 Tbsp Honey
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Baking Powder
1 1/4 cup Skim Milk
1 Tbsp Butter (melted)
1 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
1 tsp Cinnamon
1. In a food processor, process oats and flour until finely ground
2. Add in baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Pulse until evenly incorporated. Set aside.
2. In a mixing bowl, dissolve honey in water
3. Whisk in eggs to honey mixture
4. Add skim milk, butter and oil to egg mixture. Whisk 2 minutes.
5. Add dry ingredients from food processor to wet ingredients. Whisk until just incorporated (don't over mix)
6. Set aside and allow ingredients to meld together. Preheat waffle iron.
7. Pour about 1/2 cup of waffle batter into waffle iron.
8. Cook until golden brown. Remove and repeat until all batter is used up
9. Serve warm with desired toppings