Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Toaster Waffles

I used to be hooked on Eggo Nutri Grain Waffles.  Since I’m making an effort to reduce the packaging I bring into my house, I had to nix the frozen goodness.  Luckily, a toaster waffle is just an undercooked waffle, and I own a waffle maker.  I felt a little silly for not thinking of this years ago, but so it goes.
Here’s my recipe:
1 ¼ cups stone ground organic wheat flour ($1.39 per lb, $1.39 x .469 lb = $.65)
½ cup all purpose organic flour ($2.99 per 5 lb, $.598 (per lb)x.172 lb = $.10)
1 Tbsp baking powder ($1.59 per 10oz, $1.59/ 19.6875 Tbsp = $.08)
1 Tbsp sugar ($3.67 per 5 lb, $.734 (per lb) x .0293lb = $.02)
½ tsp salt ($.47 per 26 oz, $.47/ 61.375 ½ tsp = $.01)
3 organic eggs ($4.49 per dozen, $.37 x 3 eggs = $1.12)
6 Tbsp organic butter, melted ($4.99 per lb, $.16(per Tbsp) x 6 = $.94)
1 ½ cups organic milk ($5.99 per gallon, $.37 (per cup)x 1 ½ cups = $.56)
Feel free to add whatever you like- chocolate chips, bananas, berries, nuts…  about a ½ cup will do.
Mix the dry ingredients together.  In a separate bowl, mix the wet ingredients together.  Make a well in the dry ingredients, and pour in the wet mixture.  Mix everything together just till it’s all wet (it will look lumpy).   Pour in the waffle maker then remove it before the timer light/beeper goes off and it’s barely browning.  
Once they're cool, layer them between waxed paper in a freezer safe container (the paper is important, the first time I didn't use it and I had to chisel them apart, and then they were such a mess I couldn't put them in the pop-up toaster).  Voila, frozen waffles, ready for the toaster!

I have the round kind of waffle maker, and my son eats a quarter of a waffle for breakfast, and I eat a half.  They last a while.
Try It:
$3.48 for a batch of 6 waffles (24 oz) or $.15 per oz
Buy It:
$2.86 per 10 waffles (12.3 oz) or $.23 per oz
Try it.  They’re better tasting, mostly organic, and it’s fun to pull out the waffle maker once in a while.

1 comment:

  1. obvious benefit not mentioned: all the fun stuff you put in. I'm not a fan of chocolate chips (dessert for breakfast?) but I love cranberries and nuts.