April 28, 2010

Humpastry Day -Whole Wheat Lemon Waffles

Sorry I've been MIA for awhile, but a lot has been going on recently.  My husband took a couple of days off of work for our anniversary, so we had a family 4-day weekend that was great!  The weather was pretty blah, but we still had fun.  Then, I took on another house project, repainting our living room.  I like the color so much better now, but it takes A LOT of time to paint!  Needless to say, I just couldn't find time to write up some posts.  But, I promise I'll be visiting your blogs soon! :)  Alrighty, back to the point of this post: Humpastry Day.

Whole Wheat Lemon Waffles:
O-kay, so I know the waffles don't look that great in the picture, but trust me, they are super yummy!  I adapted some recipes from those I found online and in Vegan with a Vengeance to make these just a little bit healthier.  I made these for our anniversary breakfast and the lemon flavor makes these so delicious.  They are light and fluffy, and not heavy and dense like a lot of pre-made waffle mixes tend to be.  I don't think I'll ever buy pre-made waffle mix again because this recipe is really easy and a definite family pleaser.  I think my boys ate 2 whole waffles themselves...ha ha!  You can serve these with maple syrup or agave nectar, but they go really well with a blueberry compote.

*  1 1/4C whole wheat flour
*  2tsp. baking powder
*  1tsp. baking soda
*  1/2tsp. salt
*  3/4C cornmeal
*  1/4C canola oil
*  2C soymilk
*  1/4C plain yogurt
*  2-4Tbl. raw sugar (Use more or less depending on your tastes.  I used 4Tbl., but will reduce the amount next time because I don't think they need to be as sweet, especially since we usually eat these with syrup)
*  Juice and zest of 2 lemons

1.  Preheat waffle maker
2.  In a large mixing bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cornmeal, and lemon zest together.
3.  In a smaller bowl, mix the oil, soymilk, yogurt, lemon juice, and sugar together until well combined.
4.  Add the wet ingredients to the dry, mixing until just combined.  **Note:  the mixture will become almost fizzy, but don't worry, it's normal! :)
5.  Make waffles according to your waffle maker.  **Note:  I'm not sure if it is just my waffle maker or not, but when I made these, they tended to stick a little bit to the maker because they were so fluffy.  What I did was slowly open the waffle maker, and with a fork, release the waffle from the sides.

You can see how fluffy they are in this picture.

6.  Enjoy!

If you want to make a blueberry compote, it is really easy.  All you need to do is take some frozen blueberries, defrost them in the microwave for a little bit, add a little agave/maple syrup, and viola, you have some compote!  Again, the lemon and blueberry flavors go really well together!  Yum, yum, yum!  


Paula (Adventure Junkie Mom) said...

Those sound awesome!! I will have to give your recipe a try, using soy yogurt. The Vegan w/a Vengeance cook book I have looked through before, and her other ones, but don't have them. Have you ever seen Post-Punk Kitchen? The same girl that wrote that, does that cooking show.

Caratunk Girl said...

OH my - those look fabulous. I think you should publish a cookbook called the Humpastry Cookbook.

funderson said...

I'm SO going to make these.... I'm a newbie-vegetarian endurance type...totally do-able. In fact I just PR'd at a 1/2 marathon. I haven't run faster, well, ever. I'd run the same speed for 7 years eating meat.

DRog said...

Nice Family Vaca! and great looking waffles:)

Christi said...

I hope you had a great family vacation even if it was short. The waffles look yummy!

AM-GoalsfortheWeek! said...

dang! you painted your living room? i'd be out of ka-hootz for a mo with that.
and as always...nice recipe

teacherwoman said...

Umm, yummy!

Sherri said...

Happy Belated Anniversary! What a great way to celebrate!
Love the waffles!

Amber Shea said...

Aahh, yum! How ironic, these WOULD go great with my blueberry compote from last week :]

Jill Costantino said...

These posts that you do make me so hungry! those waffles look scrumptious! Nice on the 4 day family vacay!

Julie said...

Hi Aimee,
I am drooling big time! Those waffles are looking pretty darn good:) Thank you for the healthy recipe!

Heidi Austin said...

yummmmm your blog always has me drooling! those sound DELICIOUS!!

jvanis said...

Those waffles are going to be on the menu for me this weekend. New to your blog, but I can tell I will be frequently visiting!