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Oatmeal Pecan Waffles (or Pancakes)

Healthier Classics

Your children will jump right out of bed for this delicious meal

Recipe Source: Deliciously Healthy Family Meals
Prep time Cook time Yields Serving Size
10 minutes 30 minutes 4 servings 3 small (2-inch) or 1 large (6-inch) waffle (depending on waffle iron size) or pancakes

Ingredients

For waffles:

1 C  whole-wheat flour
½ C  quick-cooking oats
2 tsp  baking powder
1 tsp  sugar
¼ C  unsalted pecans, chopped
2  large eggs, separated (for pancakes, see note)
1½ C  fat-free (skim) milk
1 Tbsp  vegetable oil

For fruit topping:

2 C  fresh strawberries, rinsed, stems removed, and cut in half (or substitute frozen strawberries, thawed)
1 C  fresh blackberries, rinsed (or substitute frozen blackberries, thawed)
1 C  fresh blueberries, rinsed (or substitute frozen blueberries, thawed)
1 tsp  powdered sugar
 

Photograph of the completed recipe.
calories 340
Total fat 11 g
Saturated fat 2 g
Cholesterol 107 mg
Sodium 331 mg
Total fiber 9 g
Protein 14 g
Carbohydrates 50 g
Potassium 369 mg
Vitamin A 8%
Vitamin C 60%
Calcium 30%
Iron 6%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Directions

  • 1
    Preheat waffle iron.

  • 2
    Combine flour, oats, baking powder, sugar, and pecans in a large bowl.

  • 3
    Combine egg yolks, milk, and vegetable oil in a separate bowl, and mix well.

  • 4
    Add liquid mixture to the dry ingredients, and stir together.  Do not overmix; mixture should be a bit lumpy.

  • 5
    Whip egg whites to medium peaks.  Gently fold egg whites into batter (for pancakes, see note below).

  • 6
    Pour batter into preheated waffle iron, and cook until the waffle iron light signals it’s done or steam stops coming out of the iron.  (A waffle is perfect when it is crisp and well-browned on the outside with a moist, light, airy and fluffy inside.)  (Or make pancakes.)

  • 7
    Add fresh fruit and a light dusting of powdered sugar to each waffle, and serve.

Tip: For pancakes, do not separate eggs.  Mix whole eggs with milk and oil, and eliminate steps 4 and 5.

Chefs in Training Children can mix the batter and top each waffle/pancake with fruit.

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