These whole-grain waffles are sweetened with fresh pear and studded with heart-healthy walnuts. With so much flavor, you will need only a drizzle of maple syrup for a sweet and filling breakfast with plenty of dietary fiber and less sugar than regular waffles.
Yield: 4 waffles
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
- 1 cup white whole wheat flour
- ½ cup whole wheat flour
- 1 ½ tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp ground cinnamon
- ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
- ¼ tsp fine ground sea salt
- 1 pear, cored and shredded (about 1 cup)
- 2 tbsp chopped raw walnuts
- 1 cup milk (any variety)
- 1 large egg white
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
Optional toppings: chopped pear, chopped walnuts, pure maple syrup
- In a large bowl, stir together the flours, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Add the pear and walnuts and toss to coat them with the dry ingredients.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the milk, egg white, and vanilla. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir just until combined. The batter will be thick.
- Spray a waffle iron well with nonstick cooking spray and preheat. Add ½ cup of the batter to the waffle iron and use a spoon or spatula to spread it across the surface. Close waffle iron and cook for 3 to 4 minutes, until the waffle is browned and cooked through. Repeat with the remaining waffles. Serve warm with your favorite toppings.