Whole Wheat Apple Ginger Waffles

Whole Wheat Apple Ginger Waffles

Although I do the majority of the cooking in our kitchen, there are many days where Trevor and I will make separate meals. I’m not a big meat eater and Trevor can’t have dairy, so once in a while, I’ll make a pizza for myself and Trevor will grill himself a steak with all the fixings. It’s a win-win situation because we each still get to cook and enjoy our own favourite foods even if the other person won’t be eating it.

Trevor isn’t the biggest fan of sweet breakfasts, so I’m usually on my own if I make pancakes or waffles on the weekend. Luckily I don’t mind because the majority of the recipes I use will make enough for 2 or 3 people at the most. That way if Trevor doesn’t want any, there is just enough leftovers to make a nice weekday breakfast. I always feel a little bit more ahead on Monday when I can toss leftover pancakes or waffles in the toaster and slather with almond butter and homemade Grandma jam.

These hearty, whole wheat apple ginger waffles were a good breakfast to keep my energy levels in check over the past weekend. On Sunday, we experienced our first big appliance failure with our washing machine deciding that it was no longer going to work on the drain or spin cycle. I spent the good part of an hour wringing cold water out of our soaked clothes while Trevor took apart the washer to analyze the situation. Our diagnosis ended with making a list of service vendors to call because we’re completely stuck. Oh, the joys of home ownership!

Whole Wheat Apple Ginger Waffles

Usually, I’m a bit nervous using whole wheat flour on its own, but I didn’t find this recipe to be heavy nor did I feel weighted down after breakfast. The fresh ginger flavouring is very subtle, but not too overpowering and I recommend using a sweet variety of apple (my favourite is Gala).

The pan-fried apple slices are completely optional, but oh-so-worth it for this recipe. Simply cook apple slices in a non-stick pan on low-medium and flip often until the slices become soft and very tender.

Whole Wheat Apple Ginger Waffles

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large apple, grated
  • 2 tbsp grated ginger
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

Directions:

  1. In a small measuring cup, whisk together almond milk, egg, vegetable oil, grated apple and grated ginger. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, mix whole wheat flour, brown sugar, baking powder and sea salt. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until no flour is visible.
  3. Prior to heating, spray your waffle maker with a non-stick cooking spray. Follow the instructions on your waffle maker to cook the waffles. To make smaller waffles, use 1/4 cup of batter rather than 1/3 cup.
  4. Top cooked waffles with maple syrup and pan-cooked apple slices*.
* In a non-stick pan, lightly cook apple slices on low-medium heat until soft. Keep flipping to ensure that the apples are cooked evenly on both sides.

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