You know, being sick really, really sucks.
That’s an obvious statement right there. Duh.
But it’s even worse when your kid is sick. Double duh.
Our house is one big germ bubble. From Autumn’s double ear infection to my viral something that had me practically sleep away the day yesterday. I wish I was still in bed now in fact. And I’m sure I’ll feel the same way tomorrow too. Oh well.
I did manage to make these awesome waffles yesterday afternoon. It made me feel like a human. You know, it gave me something to do other than roll over in bed, look at the time on my phone, and roll back over again to fall back asleep. Plus, ya gotta eat.
At least Autumn ate some waffles for dinner. Actually, let’s not kid ourselves, she ate whipped cream off the waffles. My kid is addicted to whipped cream. She yells when she sees the can in the door. I have have start to hiding it. Now I wouldn’t normally let her just pick whipped cream off homemade waffles and eat it for dinner, but I needed her to eat something and she blew off the mac and cheese, grapes, yogurt, and waffles. So, whipped cream for dinner, sure. #parentsoftheyear
Okay, back to the waffles…
They are a perfect flavorful, low fat, healthy waffle for when you’re craving a hearty waffle while trying to reduce the fat. I ditched the oil for apple sauce in my favorite Classic Waffle recipe which sounds boring but it makes them really moist. And I added some fun spices to enhance the whole wheat and apple flavors. Jazz hands!
I topped them off with more apple sauce, some softened butter, and a good swirl of maple syrup. And you should too.
Whole Wheat Apple Sauce Waffles
Makes 12-14 4″ Square Waffles (Qty will vary per waffle iron)
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 3/4 cups milk
- 1/2 cup apple sauce
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- pinch of ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat waffle iron.
- Vigorously whisk the eggs in large bowl until fluffy.
- Mix in flour, milk, apple sauce, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and vanilla extract until just smooth.
- Spray the preheated waffle iron with a non-stick cooking spray.
- Ladle 1/4-1/3 cup of the batter the onto hot waffle iron. Cook until golden brown. Serve hot with butter & syrup.