I am a wife, a mom of three, and the kitchen is my favorite place in the house. I read cookbooks in my spare time and enjoy getting kitchen appliances for presents :) I love preparing delicious and healthy food for my family and here are a some of what graces our table each week.

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Sunday, August 8, 2010

Waffle Donuts…or are they Donut Waffles??

Ok, so, apparently I *can* stop cookin’…especially when the heat index is 105F and I feel like I could faint just from looking at the oven.  But don’t worry, we haven’t starved, I just haven’t been trying anything new or anything that requires much effort – it is summer “vacation” after all.  School is starting soon enough and our schedules will be quite full this year.  I plan to fill the freezer for weeknight meals, at least most of them…I don’t want to spend the little free time I have washing dishes!

Anyways…are these not the cutest darn things you have ever seen?? The one appliance I have turned on this summer is my waffle iron.  All the kids love these waffles with syrup and whipped cream and I feel good about giving them a healthy breakfast.  I replace almost all the white flour with whole wheat, cut the oil in half and no one really cares.  Actually, Leo is very interested in fiber and things that are good for him these days.  Yes, I am the weird lady at Target showing her kids that you want a low number for Sugars and a high number for Fiber.  It’s never too early!

I had been using the regular waffle iron all this time, but Leo and Macie never seem to finish an entire waffle so I decided to pull out my donut maker that my mom bought me years ago.  It worked perfectly and now I wont have to cut up waffles and watch them soaking in the syrup and not getting eaten.  Bite size are just cuter, anyway. 

This is the recipe I have been using for ages:

http://lonestar.texas.net/~fitch/recipies/waffles.html

Here is my version of ingredients for a double batch:

3 c. whole wheat flour
1/2 c. white flour
1 tsp salt
2 TBSP sugar
6 eggs
6 TBSP oil
1 1/2 c. milk (I use 1 c. dry milk powder and 3 c. water)

Follow the same method.  You can mix it at night and cook them in the morning, or cook them at night and toast them up in the morning.  They freeze awesome and are perfect for even the busiest mornings.

For the donut maker, I used a small ice cream scoop.
For the waffles, it’s a large waffle maker, I use a full 1/2 c. scoop

I always spray my waffle maker, but played around with the donut maker and ended up not spraying it for the last batch, they came out crisper.  They only take about 3 minutes.

I made the squares for Danny and when he got home from hockey, he couldn’t keep his hands off the donuts!

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