Sunday, November 16, 2008

Sunday mornings

During the week we are always busy. The kids eat a European supper (main big meal at 3:30pm or 4:00pm) and then a light meal (usually cereal and milk)at about 7:30pm (before bed). Which means that we don't eat dinner together as a family.

On Sundays, we try our hardest to eat breakfast/brunch together as a family. Recently, I received an AMAZING All Clad waffle iron (a Williams Sonoma exclusive) as a present. We had had the Disney Mickey waffle maker, and the Disney princess waffle maker, but neither of those turned out "REAL" waffles.

With this waffle maker I've been able to turn out wonderful (and pretty) waffles. Normally, I'm an omelet person, but I'm good with eating these waffles - because they are SO TASTY!

Lately I've been using a Mark Bittman recipe for waffles but my brain was so scattered this morning that I didn't remember which cookbook his recipe was in. So...Cooking Light to the rescue. I used the recipe from The Complete Cooking Light Cookbook (the one published in 2000, not the latest one).

Blueberry Waffles
8 (4-inch) waffles (serving size: 1 waffle)

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
Dash of salt
1 2/3 cups skim milk
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 egg whites, lightly beaten
1 egg, lightly beaten
Cooking spray
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries (I used mini chocolate chips and PB chips instead)


Combine first 3 ingredients in a medium bowl; stir well. Combine milk, oil, egg whites, and egg in a small bowl; stir well. Add to flour mixture, stirring until well-blended.

Coat a waffle iron with cooking spray, and preheat. Spoon about 1/3 cup of batter per waffle onto hot waffle iron, spreading batter to edges. Spoon 2 tablespoons blueberries (I had the kids sprinkle on the chocolate and peanut butter chip) per waffle evenly over batter. Cook 6 to 7 minutes or until steaming stops; repeat procedure with remaining batter and blueberries. Serve with syrup.

Note: If you are using frozen blueberries, do not thaw them before adding to batter. (This did not apply to me).

Nutritional Information
Calories:152 (30% from fat)
Fat:5g (sat 1.0g,mono 1.4g,poly 2.1g)

These are really good, and don't taste "light" at all. The big monkey LOVES to cover hers with the Greek FAGE yogurt (very thick, almost sour cream like), syrup and strawberry slices. The little monkey LOVES to DRENCH hers with syrup.

I actually made a double batch of these so that the big monkey can take some to school for lunch - which is my daily battle to try and find something she WANTS to take for lunch instead of buying lunch at school (which I sometimes give up on and let her do anyways).


Opus #6 said...

That looks YUMMY!

1stopmom said...

Oh my goodness, those look so good! I am tempted to get up and cook some. I love to drench mine in syrup too :)

I am Harriet said...

Yum. I can't remember the last time I ate waffles.

Veronica Lee said...

Yummy! I love mine swimming in maple syrup and butter.

Lee the MWOB Queen said...

LOVE waffles on Sunday mornings - I'm gonna give these whirl - thanks!

Julia said...

My kids love fake syrup! We have the "pure" maple syrup, but somehow ms. butterworths just tastes better?!

Confession - it's not just my kids that love the fake syrup...