Monday, October 15, 2012

Whole Grain Apple Spice Waffles

Whole Grain Apple Spice Waffles with Caramel Syrup

Made with whole wheat, oats, apples and a scrumptious spice blend, then topped with a warm homemade caramel syrup.  These are sure to please!


3/4 cup whole pastry wheat flour
1/2 cup whole white wheat flour
1/2 cup oat flour (or 1/2 cup ground regular rolled oats)
1 1/2 tsp Baking Spice Blend
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp baking powder (increase to 1 tsp at sea level)

1 1/4 cups buttermilk
1/3 cup oil
2 eggs
1/2 cup Sucanat or regular brown sugar
2 apples, grated (about 1 1/2 cups)
1 tsp vanilla extract

Heat waffle iron while making the batter.

Mix together dry ingredients.  Set aside.  In a separate large mixing bowl, combine buttermilk, oil, eggs, sweetener, apples and vanilla.  Mix wet ingredients thoroughly.  Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and stir until all dry ingredients have been incorporated into the wet ingredients, but don't over mix.

Spray the heated waffle iron with cooking spray and ladle on the prepared batter.  Cook waffle until dark golden brown.  Serve immediately with warm Caramel Syrup, extra apple slices, and a sprinkle of Baking Spice Blend.

Caramel Syrup

Heat a medium saucepan over medium heat.  Add 6 Tbs. butter and 3/4 cup brown sugar.  Stir as the butter melts.  Bring the pan to a boil and continue to stir until the brown sugar is no longer grainy.  Let the mixture boil for a minute or so, then add 3/4 cup evaporated milk.  Use a whisk to stir mixture until it is smooth.  Return to a boil and cook for another minute or two.  Syrup is ready when it drops in thick drops from a spoon.  Add 1/2 tsp vanilla extract and stir.  Pour syrup into a container with a spout for pouring or use a small gravy ladle. 

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