National Waffle Day - A Healthy Twist on the Classic Breakfast
Happy National Waffle Day, Warriors! We all know this favorite brunch food isn’t the healthiest option, but when you make your waffles at home you can create a delicious, nutrient packed breakfast (all while still wearing yoga clothes from your morning practice). Take this basic waffle recipe and make a few minor substitutions to create a custom health breakfast today!
Whole Grain Waffles (serves 6):
2 cups flour
1 ½ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp baking soda
Pinch of salt
2 cups milk
2 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp butter
Mix dry ingredients until thoroughly blended. Whisk eggs, milk, and melted butter, then add to dry ingredients. Lightly mix the batter, some lumps are okay!
Now to make these classic waffles healthy, let’s make a few simple substitutions. One easy swap is to switch up your flour. You can use half whole wheat and half all purpose flour, an ancient grain flour such as spelt or einkhorn, or even a gluten free flour (my personal favs are almond and coconut flour). You can also substitute 1 egg for 2-3 egg whites to lower the fat content or swap the butter for coconut oil (yes, please!) for a healthier fat. Lastly, try a healthier sugar option such as honey (yum!), agave syrup, or even stevia. You can also add other flavors such as fresh fruit, nut butter (so dreamy!), vanilla (especially in the fall!), and spices in place of added sugar.
You can take your new healthy recipe a step further by using smarter toppings. Exchange butter and syrup for fresh fruit, nut butter, or a drizzle of honey. You can even get creative and make a savory waffle with eggs and fresh herbs on top!
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Love + Light,