Monday, September 03, 2007

Pickin up speed but not over the hill

I noticed today that as I get older my breakfast is often consistening more and more of caffine and fiber...both to get me going! HA oops I mean to keep me; fiber=healthy heart! And according to South Beach I don't take in near enough I'm starting to bulk up, on fiber that is. Within a couple of weeks I bet I turn into a stalk of celery. To make this post a little less TMI...I'll post one of the new recipes that I am making and freezing for quick morning healthier breakfasts for the kids. I make them in my belgium waffle iron and then heat them up in the toaster...hummm good. Here's to natural fiber intake!

Multi-Grain Waffles
Makes 8 servings, 2 waffles each
2 cups buttermilk
½ cup old-fashioned rolled oats
2/3 cup whole-wheat flour
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
¼ cup toasted wheat germ or cornmeal
1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
¼ cup packed brown sugar (or substitute with the 1/2 and 1/2 brown sugar Splenda mix you can buy in the store)
1 tablespoon canola oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1. Mix buttermilk and oats in a medium bowl; let stand for 15 minutes.
2. Whisk whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, wheat germ (or cornmeal), baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a large bowl.
3. Stir eggs, sugar, oil and vanilla into the oat mixture. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients; mix with a rubber spatula just until moistened.
4. Coat a waffle iron with cooking spray and preheat. Spoon in enough batter to cover three-fourths of the surface (about 2/3 cup for an 8-by-8-inch waffle iron). Cook until waffles are crisp and golden brown, 4 to 5 minutes. Repeat with remaining batter.
Wrap any leftovers individually in plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 2 days or freeze for up to 1 month. Reheat in a toaster or toaster oven.
Nutrition Information
Per serving: 188 calories; 4 g fat (1 g sat, 2 g mono); 55 mg cholesterol; 30 g carbohydrate; 8 g protein; 3 g fiber; 328 mg sodium.

Nutrition bonus: 144 mg calcium (14% dv).

2 Carbohydrate Servings


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