Breakfast, Elaine Walker

Whole Wheat Waffles

2 eggs, beaten
1 3/4 cups milk
1/4 cup canola oil
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup rolled oats (quick cook or old fashioned)
1/4 cup wheat germ
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)

In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, oil, applesauce, and vanilla. Beat in whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, rolled oats, wheat germ, baking powder, sugar, salt and cinnamon (if using) until batter is smooth.

Preheat a waffle iron. (If not a non-stick waffle iron, then coat it with cooking spray.) Pour batter into waffle iron in batches, and cook until crisp and golden brown. (For my waffle maker, use setting one mark past the median, closer to dark.)

One recipe makes 8+ waffles (4+ pairs) and a half recipe makes 4+ waffles (2+ pairs).