Is there anything better than breakfast for dinner?
I think the answer is pretty obvious to that question. Of course there isn’t anything better than breakfast for dinner, and I’ll tell you why.
Breakfast is inexpensive, quick and easy to make, and can be very versatile. For these reasons we make breakfast for dinner on a weekly basis. I love that I can easily chop up any veggie in my fridge or freezer and add it to my omelet, scramble or frittata. I love that pancakes, like eggs, can also handle a wide variety of additions. And lets not forget my love for a healthy and budget friendly meal.
Luke loves waffles and eats them just about every morning slathered in peanut butter. for a long time I bought him waffles but as we began to take more notice of the ingredients in the foods we were buying we started making changes. The first store bought thing to go was bread, pita breads, english muffins and bagels, then waffles and snack bars and granola bars. We still eat breads, waffles, snack bars, and granola bars but the difference is we eat what I make in our kitchen.
No I am not a food snob, well not totally at least. I just feed my family on a pretty tight budget and quite frankly I am unwilling to feed Monkey and Luke whatever is on sale just because it is on sale regardless of what is in it and I definitely cannot afford to always buy the foods that are made with ingredients that I approve of. I will never understand why a loaf of bread needs high fructose corn syrup.
Okay I will get down off my soap box, mostly because I have totally lost track of what I started talking about.
Oh yeah Breakfast. So um yes, breakfast is yummy, and I make a lot of waffles around here. These are my favorite because they have a nice whole wheat flavor and can be topped with just about anything. This recipe doubles and freezes well making for quick and easy breakfasts too, just pop them in the toaster. Blueberry compote is delicious and if you keep frozen blueberries on hand then it is really, really easy to make.
Okay, so I will give you a moment to clean the drool off you chin and regroup before I share the recipe. I totally understand though. I just stuffed myself with these beauties for dinner tonight and my mouth is still watering just looking at this picture. I didn’t include the sliced banana in the recipe but we love to slice up some banana over these waffles before topping them with blueberry compote.
Whole Wheat Waffles
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup unbleached white flour
1 tablespoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 tablespoon sugar
1 1/2 cups milk
1/4 cup applesauce
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl. Mix wet ingredients in a medium mixing bowl. Mix wet ingredients into dry ingredients. Cook waffles according to your waffle makers instructions.
2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
1/2 cup water
1/2 teaspoon sugar
Place blueberries, water and sugar in a medium saucepan. cook over medium heat for about 30 minutes or until blueberries are soft and the mixture is syrupy. If the mixture becomes too thick add water to your desired consistency.
Serve over waffles, pancakes or french toast.
As always, feel free to share your suggestions and feedback with me.
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