Healthy Whole Grain Waffles – Freezer Friendly

Back-to-school time is upon us once again. The hustle and bustle of getting the kids out the door, looking presentable, with everything signed and packed, and a nutritious breakfast in their bellies is no easy task. Even if your kids don’t have to leave the house, or if you don’t have kids at all…breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Your body needs it to jump start the metabolism and get needed fuel to those brain cells. With that being said, it’s sometimes so much easier to grab a bowl of cereal, or a granola bar as we are running out the door. That’s where these freezer friendly waffles come in!

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A healthy breakfast is just a few minutes away when you have a freezer stocked with homemade, whole grain waffles, that only need to be popped in the toaster. In just minutes you have a hot, filling breakfast.  The kids will enjoy deciding what toppings to put on their waffles, while moms will love knowing they are getting whole grains, along with energy from natural sugars.  Some topping ideas may be bananas and peanut butter, blueberries and walnuts (my favorite), chocolate chips (my kids’ favorite)…the possibilities are endless! You can even fold them and carry them with you for breakfast on the go. If your kids do like them plain, you could always add in some extra cinnamon, pumpkin or apple pie spice, or whatever they like. I like to think of waffles, pancakes, and muffins as a sort of “blank canvas” that you can design however you want!

healthy whole grain waffles, freezer friendly

Healthy Whole Grain Waffles – Freezer Friendly

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk (cow's milk, almond milk, etc.)
  • 2 tablespoons oil*
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons honey (could also use maple syrup)
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
  • *I like to use a combination of olive oil and canola oil, or coconut oil.

Instructions

  1. Whisk all of the ingredients together.
  2. Pour onto a greased waffle iron.
  3. Cook until steam is no longer coming from waffle iron.
  4. Eat immediately or cool and freeze.
  5. This made about 6 six-inch round waffles.
  6. To prepare from frozen: These can be microwaved, but for best texture I recommend cutting them in half (or fourths) and placing in the toaster until warm and crisp.
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This recipe does not contain eggs, and could easily be made vegan.

 

Back to School Dinner Solutions

I kind of hate to say it.

I’d much rather find my way back to my beach chair with a good book and the ocean breeze.

But the truth is…it’s that time of year again.

Back to school.

Time to get ready and get organized.

Tomorrow, I’ve got a solution I think you’re really going to love.  Hint: It will help you with meals, schedules, cleaning and more.

And today, I’ve got a list of dinner solutions for you.  I’ve pulled my best posts together for you in one place.  These are the posts that I go back to when I need a mealtime solution.

The Menus

All of the Print, Shop, Cook menus are a big time-saver for me.  Although, I sometimes shop without a list nothing beats printing the list and heading to the store.  No planning or thinking required.

Here are a few special menus that are a big help at back to school time:

Year 3, Week 28 – All Slow Cooker Edition

Year 1, Week 28 – Fill Your Freezer

Year 2, Week 17 – Fill Your Freezer

You can find more menus with at least 4 slow cooker recipes here.

You can browse all the menus here.

Slow Cook It

How do families survive without slow cookers?  There’s nothing more satisfying than knowing your dinner is fixed by 10am and you can check that off the daily to-do list.

Rock the Slow Cooker! – This post breaks down the recipes by 5-10 minute prep, all day cooking, and no sides required meals.

Summer Slow Cooker Meals – Soup weather is coming, but until then here’s a list of hot weather recipes.

Freeze It

Spending a little time stocking your freezer is a great way to prep for back to school.  Use one of the freezer menus above, or try some other recipes from the freezer category.

Tips for cooking a lot of meals in just a few hours.

Everything you ever wanted to know about storing foods in the freezer.

How do you get ready for back to school?

This post is linked up at The Organizing Junkie‘s Back to School post.

 

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