Breakfast and Brownies
Yep, you read it right- Breakfast and Brownies! No I haven’t lost it, I’m talking about my waffle iron- it’s good for breakfast and brownies! I’m going to focus on the breakfast for a moment here (we’ll get to the brownies in a second, I promise!)
Breakfast is supposed to be the most important meal of the day, but as a busy Mom who works full time I find it is sometimes the meal I have the least amount of time for. It’s very tempting to break out the box of frozen convenience foods or swing through the drive through on the way in. Neither of which are a horrible idea as long as they don’t become an everyday thing, but it’s like the Bernstein Bears book I read as a child – Good, Better, Best. A healthy, homemade option is best for our bodies and our wallets! These waffles are a great solution! They are easy to make and can be made ahead and frozen.
1 ½ Cups Whole Wheat Flour
2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
½ Teaspoon Salt
1 Cup Milk
½ Cup Plain Greek Yogurt
1 Large Egg
1/3 Cup Vegetable Oil
2 Tablespoons Honey (I have also used agave nectar)
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1. Preheat waffle iron.
2. Sift the flour, baking powder and salt together in a bowl.
3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the remaining wet ingredients.
4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients slowly, whisking as you go until combined.
5. Scoop batter into a greased waffle iron and cook about 3-4 minutes or according to your waffle iron’s directions. I used 2-3 scoops with my handy dandy scoop, you want to use approximately ½ cup.
Freezing them is easy- just allow them to cool, place in a Ziploc bag, label and freeze. When you’re ready to eat them all you have to do is pull them out and place them in a toaster oven until heated through. You can also pop them in the oven at 300 degrees and heat them approximately 10 minutes or until heated through. I have even thrown them in the microwave, they don’t get crispy that way but they are still good and perfect for my toddler!
Now to the Brownies!! Since we had healthy, homemade waffles for breakfast we can enjoy a little treat for dessert, right? When my sister told me you could make brownies in a waffle iron in under 5 minutes I couldn’t believe it! Why had no one told me this before? My favorite part of brownies is the crispy edges, with a waffle iron that’s practically the whole brownie! (If the edge brownies aren’t your favorite, don’t worry- my husband says these are very good, even for a center-brownie lover)
Waffle Brownies (makes 10-12 brownies)
Your favorite brownie mix and the ingredients to prepare
1. Preheat waffle iron.
2. Mix together your favorite brownie mix
3. Scoop batter into a greased waffle iron and cook about 3-4 minutes or according to your waffle iron’s directions. Again, I used 2-3 scoops, approximately ½ cup.
Waffle brownies freeze just as good as waffles, maybe even better because you don’t have to heat them up! You can eat them straight out of the freezer. This is especially handy if you get “confused” and grab one for breakfast- quick take a bite before your husband can grab them from you, then you have to eat it (not that this has happened to me before, lol)! You can also pack them in a lunch and they will be thawed by the time you are ready to enjoy them. To freeze just allow them to cool, place in a Ziploc bag, label and put in the freezer.
Whole Wheat Waffle Recipe Source: Weelicious