Check it out! The first waffles I've ever made, in my first waffle iron! Really not sure why it took so long to get one, since I think waffles are a food group if you're 7 and 4. I like the healthier waffles, too, so those get pricey without sales and coupons. I played around and combined a couple of different recipes and adjusted for what I had for this recipe. Turned out great! I might toy with adding some ground flax seed or wheat germ in the future, but I was out of both this time around.
1 1/4 cups white flour 3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour 3/4 cup steel cut oats ground in coffee grinder to a nice oat flour 4 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups buttermilk (also used about 3/4 cup of skim milk to thin batter after mixing) 2 eggs 1/4 cup oil 1/4 cup applesauce 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 tablespoon sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon
Combine flour through salt in a large bowl and mix. In separate bowl, whisk buttermilk through cinnamon. Add to dry ingredients and stir until combined. Let rest for about 5 minutes. Heat waffle iron. Cook according to your iron's directions. For me, I used about 1 cup of batter per waffle, and they cooked for about 4 minutes. Perfect!