These waffles are too good for my waffle maker. My waffle maker SUCKS. I mean, really. What did I expect? We bought for $7 years ago. Obviously it wasn't the highest craftmanship possible. However, after many, many failed batches of really gross homemade waffles, and a bit of tenacity (read: my own stubbornness and a desperate, inexplicable need for waffles) I figured out that if you just leave the waffle batter in El Cheapo the Waffle Maker for a good 10 minutes they actually turn that lovely golden, crispy brown I'd been craving.
My lame waffle maker so does not deserve these waffles! They are so flavorful while being healthy. I substitute applesauce for the oil the original recipe calls for while not only makes them healthier, it gives them a very light, yummy cinnamon apple flavor.
Whole Grain Waffles
1¼ cups all-purpose flour
¾ cup rolled oats
¼ cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 Tablespoons wheat germ
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
pinch of fine salt
2 large eggs
1½ cups milk
¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
¼ cup unsalted butter, melted
Preheat waffle maker according to manufacture instructions.
Mix all of the dry ingredients together in a medium bowl. Whisk the egg, milk, butter and applesauce together.
Gently mix together the dry ingredients with the egg mixture until just combined.
Pour the batter into waffle maker and cook golden brown and cooked through.
Source: Food Network