Breakfast Foods

Healthy Waffles

The state of my pantry is not pretty.  Things go missing daily, and new ingredients appear out of nowhere.  We’ve had canned beans go bad, and we’ve discovered jello packets we don’t even remember buying.  Were a deep clean ever to happen, I’m sure it would uncover some pretty interesting things.

I admit that despite the “spring cleaning” theme of this month’s Recipe Redux, I didn’t really clean out the entire pantry and fridge.  I did, however, do some rummaging, and I managed to uncover an ingredient that I don’t think I’ve used in a while: cornstarch.


Then I decided, why revive only an ingredient when you can revive an appliance as well?  And that’s how I came up with waffles.

Now, I’ve had endless struggles with waffles.  They stick to the waffle maker, they fall apart, they’re gummy, they need to be eaten out of a bowl.  The list goes on.  Somehow, I had never really cracked the code of the perfect waffle.  I’m not saying this recipe is perfect, but it’s petty darn good.  With a nice crispy texture and very little fat and sugar, they’re great for healthy Sunday breakfast.  Or freeze ’em, and pop in the toaster on a weekday.  Either way, they’re easily the most successful waffles I’ve ever made, and even my super picky sister ate them.

Happy Recipe Redux!


Healthy Waffles


1 1/3 cup spelt flour

1/2 cup rolled oats

1/4 cup cornmeal

1/4 cup brown sugar

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1 cup yogurt

1 cup milk

2 eggs

2 tsp vanilla extract

1 tbsp canola oil


  1. Plug in waffle maker so that it can heat up.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, oats, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder and soda, and cinnamon. Set aside.
  3. In a medium-sized bowl, mix together the yogurt, milk, eggs, vanilla, and oil.
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry, and mix until a smooth batter forms. Batter will be thick and sticky.
  5. Grease waffle iron well. Add about 1/4 cup of batter into iron, and spread out. Cook according to directions on your waffle maker. The texture of the waffles will vary slightly depending on which machine you use.
  6. Recipes makes around 12 small waffles, which can be stored in the fridge for one week, or frozen to last longer. To de-frost, toast until warm. Serve with yogurt, fruit, powdered sugar, whipped cream, etc.



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