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Betty’s Healthy, Whole-Grain Belgian Waffles

Betty demonstrates how to make Healthy, Whole-Grain Belgian waffles. This recipe came from the Culinary Institute of America and is a very nutritious and tasty meal for any time of the day!

From USA Weekend, January 3-5, 2014: “If you’re looking to eat better in the New Year, The Culinary Institute of America has a tasty idea: start your day with a delicious, fiber-packed breakfast of Whole-Grain Waffles. Garnish them with yogurt and seasonal fruit, and award yourself a plate of these hearty ‘golden globes’ of griddle goodness. If you’re pressed for time, they can be cooked ahead, cooled, and frozen in resealable plastic bags. Then just pop them into the toaster straight from the freezer and enjoy!”

Click her for recipe from Culinary Institute of America:

BREAKFAST-OF-CHAMPIONS Whole-Grain Belgian Waffles

1½ cups whole-wheat flour
¾ cup all-purpose flour
¼ cup quick-cooking oats
2 tablespoons flax seeds (Betty: I ground these for additional nutritional value.)
¼ cup wheat germ
¼ cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
2 cups buttermilk
3 large egg yolks
¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons vegetable oil (Betty: This is equivalent to 6 tablespoons oil, the amount I used.)
4 large egg whites (Betty: I used 3 egg whites, which were leftover when I separated out the egg yolks.)
Vegetable cooking spray, as needed
Preheat waffle iron to medium heat. (Betty: I used a Belgian waffle iron.)

Combine the flours, oats, flax seeds, wheat germ, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, combine the buttermilk, egg yolks and oil, and whisk just until evenly blended. Add the buttermilk mixture to the dry ingredients and mix with a wooden spoon just until the batter is evenly moistened. Do not overmix. Using an electric mixer, whip the egg whites on medium speed until a medium-stiff peak is formed, about 2½ minutes. Gently fold 1/3 of egg whites into the batter until completely combined. Fold in the remaining egg whites in two additions. Generously spray the preheated waffle iron with vegetable cooking spray. Ladle ¾ cup of the batter into the waffle iron, close the lid, and cook until the waffles are golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes per waffle. Chef’s note: Top the waffles with a generous serving of seasonal fruits and a dollop of non-fat Greek style yogurt. (Betty: I topped one waffle with ½ tablespoon butter and pure maple syrup (heated). I topped another one with banana slices and a drizzle of both melted chocolate and melted peanut butter chips.)

Yield: Six 6-inch waffles
Per serving (1 waffle): 483 Calories,
15.5 g Protein, 55 g Carbohydrates, 7 g Fiber, 22.5 g Total Fat (3 g saturated fat), 449 mg Sodium, 146 mg Cholesterol

Enjoy! –Betty ✿¸.◦. *•.¸.•*¨✿

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  1. How do you get your waffles to be crispy on the outside, but soft on the inside. I just came from a hotel that had a breakfast bar and I had to make my own waffles and they were delicious. When I got home I bought a wafflemaker, but my waffles come out soft. Also I use the complete waffle mix by Hungyjack which makes my waffles taste spongy. Do you have any suggestions to fix this?I just subscribed!!!

  2. looks good. I'm gonna replace the whole wheat flour for whole grain flour. should work, I've made pancakes with only whole grain flour and they turned out great. I can't seem to find whole wheat flour over here. is that like white flour with food coloring?

  3. Wow !!! Momma!!! …. Waffles look so delicious … No disrespect but that cleavage!!!!! … Wow … I hope I look that good when I'm ur age… U go girl!!!!… U still got it…..

  4. Now I'm worried. I have a big bag of whole wheat flour and a bag of wheat germ that are sitting in the pantry, opened and never refrigerated. I hope they haven't gone to waste!

  5. Your Whole Grain Belgian Waffles look fabulous Betty!  I love all of the different healthy ingredients that went into these.  Yummy.  Thank you so much for sharing.  Wishing you and Rick a blessed evening…

    Love you lots,

  6. Thanks for the yummy video. Betty do you have many gluten free dairy free and soy free recipe's in your cook books? If so I'd love to purchase them? I do have true gluten,dairy,soy allergies. Thanks so much. Even though I can't eat most of what you cook I really enjoy watching your videos.

  7. Love this recipe Betty! Will you and Rick be attending the Maker's Mark Handcraft Festival next month? My husband and I became ambassadors last year and are eager to take out first tour of the distillery. Love always, Suzanne

  8. Awesome recipe Betty! Since I got diabetes I've been eating healthier and have lost 150 lbs. These healthy recipes with all the nutrition info are so helpful! Would love to see more! TFS -Charmaine "big hug"

  9. Those look delicious Betty. Great recipe. Are they drier or harder than your average waffle? Because they do look slightly dry. Love the dressing up ideas

  10. morning betty.   wonderful, just wonderful. something i can have and enjoy. healthy and good for ur system. digestable and much better than ur regular waffles from an eatery.  love this one.  have a super day and night.  love ya my dear.  ralph xo

  11. Betty, I LOVE your Healthy Whole Grain Waffles. I´m a big fan of whole grain food. i use seeds a lot every day. Any of those kind of waffles that you´ve made are delicious.

    Have a beautiful day,

    Love you always,


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