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:
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.
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!