Sometimes I actually get it together and fix a nice breakfast on Sunday morning for the family. When I think about it, I probably should do it more often, since it usually sets the day up to go better. Aside from the fact that there is, presently, a four-year old boy to my immediate right, serving a time-out for having a sassy mouth and steeling a toy from his brother, this morning has gone just dandy.
If you have never made blender waffles (or pancakes, the recipe is almost identical), you simply have to try them. It’s a great way to use wheat, and they are about a million times healthier than Bisquick. I sneak in two eggs, so Eric gets some secret protein and no one is the wiser. And, unlike some whole-wheat things, these are actually delicious and everyone loves them. Without further ado:
- 1 cup wheat kernels (red or white- white is milder in wheaty-ness)
- 1 1/2 cups milk
Put wheat and milk in your blender and whirl on high for 2-3 minutes- until it looks like batter.
- Add 1/3 cup canola oil (for pancakes use 1/4 cup oil)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 eggs
Whirl for another 30 seconds or so, and you’re good to go. Bake batter in your waffle iron or on a hot griddle for pancakes. Makes about 4 full-size waffles or about 20 pancakes.
(Time-out Boy just came in to show me how he can count to 20 using all his fingers and toes, but he is wearing one of his dad’s undershirts for a night-shirt, and it’s so big on him, he has his head through the arm-hole, and doesn’t even notice. I cannot think about how fine his counting is because he looks so sweet and completely innocent with the gigantic shirt on wrong. *sigh*)