Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Cook’s Corner: Oatmeal Pecan Waffles (or pancakes)

A Fun & Healthy Breakfast!

 

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For waffles:
1 C whole-wheat flour
½ C quick-cooking oats
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. sugar
¼ C unsalted pecans, chopped
2 large eggs, separated (for
pancakes, see note)
1½ C fat-free (skim) milk
1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
For fruit topping:
2 C fresh strawberries, rinsed, stems
removed, and cut in half (or
substitute frozen strawberries,
thawed)
1 C fresh blackberries, rinsed (or
substitute frozen blackberries,
thawed)
1 C fresh blueberries, rinsed (or
substitute frozen blueberries,
thawed)
1 tsp. powdered sugar

 

Preparation:
1. Preheat waffle iron.
2. Combine flour, oats, baking powder, sugar, and pecans in a
large bowl.
3. Combine egg yolks, milk, and vegetable oil in a separate
bowl, and mix well.
4. Add liquid mixture to the dry ingredients, and stir together.
Do not over mix; mixture should be a bit lumpy.
5. Whip egg whites to medium peaks. Gently fold egg whites
into batter (for pancakes, see note below).
6. Pour batter into preheated waffle iron, and cook until the
waffle iron light signals it’s done or steam stops coming out
of the iron. (A waffle is perfect when it is crisp and well-browned
on the outside with a moist, light, airy and fluffy
inside.) (Batter also can be used to make pancakes; see
note below.)
7. Add fresh fruit and a light dusting of powdered sugar to
each waffle, and serve.

 

10 minutes
cook time:
30 minutes
yield:
4 servings
serving size:
3 small (2-inch) or 1 large
(6-inch) waffle (depending on
waffle iron size) or pancakes
each serving provides:
calories 340
total fat 11 g
saturated fat 2 g
cholesterol 107 mg
sodium 331 mg
total fiber 9 g
protein 14 g
carbohydrates 50 g
potassium 369 mg
vitamin A 8%
vitamin C 60%
calcium 30%
iron 6%

Source:  Deliciously Healthy Meals

6 comments:

  1. Michelle, Thank you for stopping by and commenting. I hope you enjoy this recipe!

    -Anthony :)

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  2. I tried this recipe this morning and my whole family loved it.

    Thanks for the recipe,
    Tom

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  3. Great recipe!!! Right up my alley. Thanks for sharing. I hope you're doing well and enjoying the beauty of fall!

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  4. Dear Tom & Gina,

    You both are very welcome; my pleasure! Thank you for letting me know that you have tried and like this recipe,which I'm glad to know your family enjoyed it too.

    Warm regards,
    -Anthony

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