cinnamon whole wheat waffles

For the first time in a month we were actually home for the last few weekends and our time wasn't stuffed with plans.  Two weeks ago, on Saturday morning we enjoyed the Strathcona Farmer's Market and picked up a bunch of fresh produce and fruit.  We also spent some time wandering around the Fringe and picked up some tickets for the next day.  I had planned on making waffles for breakfast on Sunday morning, I even had all of the dry ingredients measured out...then I realized I didn't have any eggs.  We ended up heading down to the Whyte Ave area to find some breakfast and we wandered aimlessly for a bit before Trev suggested we try the Pint.  I admit, I had my reservations, but I thought I'd give it a shot.  Don't do it!  The breakfast food was terrible - I'm not even sure if drunk people would think it was good.  They should probably stick to lunch and dinner.  Anyhow, after breakfast we spent more time at the Fringe, taking in a play and some street performers before heading home.  We picked up groceries on the way home, so now I had eggs.  We ended up having the waffles for dinner with some of the fruit from the farmer's market and maple syrup.  Sometimes breakfast for dinner is just what you need.  

Cinnamon Whole Wheat Waffles

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 3/4 cups mild
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Mix the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.  Add the remaining ingredients and mix together until smooth.  Allow the batter to rest for 5 minutes while the waffle iron preheats.  When the waffle iron is hot enough, pour about 1 1/2 cups batter onto the iron and spread it to within about 1/2" of the edge.  We have a 4-slice Cuisinart Waffle Iron, and I find that I need to wait for 2 beeps for my waffles to be crispy the way we like them.  Open the lid and carefully remove the waffles, then serve them up hot.  This recipe will make three batches of waffles (12 total).  Leftover waffles can be warmed up in the toaster for breakfast.  

Recipe adapted from the Cuisinart Instruction & Recipe Booklet