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Runner Food: Supergrain Waffles

By November 30, 2012 11 Comments
The week of the pomegranate!  Does this look good?  It’s so good.  Healthy?  It’s so healthy.

This recipe was first served to me by my sister, health food extremist.  I say that fondly, and with some pity, as sister has had some major health issues over the years.  As of now she is gluten-free which requires her to spend tedious amounts of time in the kitchen making her own flour.  Gluten-free is a step up from her all-meat diet though.  Which didn’t last long due to her husband’s concern about the amount of saturated fat clogging her arteries, leaving him a widow to five children.  It was the five children that really threw him over the edge.

Poor dear. But happily, Sister adapted.  She has since introduced the whole family to a plethora of healthy eats. Because of her healthy eats she ran her first 5k in September after not being able to run for oh, about 15 years due to energy and joint pain.  

You knew I’d promote this recipe after saying, “running,” didn’t you?
See all those nuts and oats and that high-protein Greek yogurt?  You’re gonna use it all, baby, and you’re gonna like it.

Now.  Go melt 4 tablespoons of butter in the microwave.  Turn on waffle iron. The one I actually have came from QVC but is no longer available.  The one I linked has great reviews, too.
Here we have whole wheat flour, oatmeal, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
Let’s crack some eggs with the left hand so I can take a picture with the right food.  Darn action shots.  Next time grab a kid.  But only if you want shells in the shot.  Now add a cup of milk.

2 tablespoons of sugar man Eric’s maple syrup.  I give you permission to use someone else’s syrup if you haven’t had the pleasure of tasting Eric’s. Syrup. Lovely, lovely syrup.  You’re likin’ that action, aren’t you?  Now add 1 teaspoon vanilla, 4 tablespoons melted butter, and 1 cup Greek yogurt. Now, stir it all together. Or grab that kid.  They love stirring.  I also love a kid on the counter.  I just really do.  When I don’t have a kid on the counter I will use a doll.

Chop nuts.  I used walnuts and almonds.  I bet pecans would be amazing, too.  Put nuts into the wet ingredients.

Then pour the wet over the dry.

Stir.  And stir just a little bit more until it’s all incorporated.

It will look lumpy and bubbly.

Spray heated waffle iron and pour about a half cup of batter on iron, spread around just a tad.  Gregor thinks I always add too much batter.  Silly boy.

Bye, bye, batter.  See you on the other side!

Flip.  Kids love this part.

Um.  Sometimes this happens.  When I add too much batter.  Then I pretend I can’t see or hear husband.
Time to squeal!  Clap some hands.  Isn’t it pretty?  Salivary glands watering…

A nice big stack for whoever has been nice to you.  Delicious smells on a Saturday or Sunday morning.

Before the pomegranate, first add a dollop of whipped cream.  I looked in the fridge and gasped in horror…no whipped cream!  I needed whipped cream…badly.  At least for the photo, right?  So I used sour cream and Greek yogurt.  Oh my, I liked it better.

Anticipation.  Mom, please can we just eat the waffles???  You take way too many photos.  This could possibly be a true statement.

You could pour on any old syrup, but not us New Englanders!  We use the real deal around here.  This house uses Eric’s Tucker Mountain Maple Syrup, 1st place at the Sandwich Fair.  Yes, there is a town called Sandwich in New Hampshire.  Eric and his family live up the road from us.  We’re tight, like maple syrup tight.  He’ll be sugaring again this March.  Mmmm….sugar.  I mean, it’s great in moderation.

Pour a dabble, a dribble.  Then please, eat it.  Before I do.

Want to run a 5k after, oh, a break for 15 years?  Eat these Supergrain Waffles.  These are also great for the writer who sits most of the day and only reaches over to shove something in her mouth for lunch.  Great the next day for the mother who must feed children.

Delicious and nutritious.  

They will give you the energy to run, run, run all weekend long.  Or sleep.  Whatever.  I’m not picky.

Supergrain Waffles
adapted from Sister and
1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup oatmeal
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

Mix separately:
3 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup milk
2 Tablespoons pure maple syrup 
1 teaspoon pure vanilla
4 Tablespoons melted butter
1 cup plain Greek yogurt
1 cup finely chopped nuts (depending on how picky your kids are about chunks.)

Pour wet on dry.
Let rest for 5 minutes.  Take a load off.

Cook in waffle iron.
Serve with whipped cream (or yogurt or sour cream) and top with pomegranate if you like.  I do!

And that my friends, is how this supergrain waffle is made.  May you run like the wind and sleep like that baby who really does sleep through the night.

Love, A.



  • Mmm. I WANT. The girls faces are killing me. They want, too.

  • Andrea says:

    Can’t wait to try them. Thanks for sharing!

  • annewoodman says:

    I actually did start to drool, Amy. Really what I want is for you to cook for me. ; )

    I’m glad your sister is feeling better.

    Hope you have a good weekend!

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  • Julia Tomiak says:

    Amy, I did it! Pomegranate and all! The waffles were great (had to leave out the nuts- the kids saw the pictures and made faces- I threw in some wheat germ instead.) All tried the beautiful pomegranate on said waffles- my daughter LOVED those beautiful red seeds. (My most adventurous eater.) The boys, not so much. But all were intrigued by this new fruit. Thanks for introducing us. Will make the recipe a staple; I didn’t have pure maple syrup, so I subbed in honey. My friend on the anti high fructose corn syrup kick also sings the praises of pure maple syrup and tells me I can find it at a reasonable price at Sam’s Club or Target.

  • Julia Tomiak says:

    PS Those action shots are really coming along…

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  • I am a diehard real-maple syrup user, too. When I was a kid, we made our own from the trees in our yard. Hubs is from CA and uses Aunt Jemima. Yuck.

    The waffles look awesome, I bet that recipe would be good as pancakes, too.

  • Nate Eaton says:

    We made these waffles yesterday for breakfast! DELICIOUS!

    AND…Erica had more energy than she’s had since the beginning of her pregnancy! She’s crediting the waffles.

    Thanks for sharing the great recipe! We froze a few and will be eating them this week.

  • lisa long says:

    Those look delicious! Love the photos too!

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