Sunday, August 15, 2010

Multigrain Waffles with Candied Pecans


I promised you multigrain waffles on Friday and I am here to deliver. Growing up, chocolate chip pancakes were a special weekend treat. There was even a time when my pancakes were pink and made with a Minnie Mouse pancake mold. I was a princess, dammit, and I wanted awesome pancakes. At some point in the last few years my Mom bought a belgian waffle maker, which replaced other weekend breakfast treats. My waffles still contain chocolate chips, but they don't come in any neat shape. Although, rumor has it there's a Cinderella waffle iron out there that has my name on it. I readily accept gifts for those of you who are so inclined...

Waffles have unfortunately not been a part of my life for a bit due to their lack of nutritional goodness, so when I came upon this recipe I knew I had to treat myself. They've got whole grains and protein and very little fat, right? Totally justifiable. The thing is, I only like waffles with chocolate chips in them, but something was telling me that the flavors of a multigrain waffle required something a bit more complex and nutty. Adding candied pecans was a brilliant idea. They're made with a little honey, brown sugar and cinnamon--all flavors that go well with whole wheat and oats. In fact, with the addition of pure maple syrup I felt like fall was having a party in my mouth a few months early. Who can't get behind that? If you're one of the odd ones who can't, try the waffles plain. They're surprisingly light and fluffy and full of flavor. A few tablespoons of cornmeal may be a requirement in all future waffle-making adventures.

Multigrain Waffles
As seen on Eating Well

2 cups buttermilk
1/2 cup oats
2/3 cup whole wheat flour
2/3 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup cornmeal
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
2 large eggs
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 Tbsp. canola oil
2 tsp. vanilla extract

Candied Pecans
1/2 cup pecans
1 Tbsp. honey
1 Tbsp. brown sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg


Note: I used White Whole Wheat Flour, which is a lighter, less bitter whole wheat. I also used steel cut oats, but any oats will work.

1. Mix buttermilk and oats in a bowl and let soak for 15 minutes.

2. Add liquid ingredients to the bowl and mix well.

3. Add the dry ingredients to the bowl. Whisk extremely well so oats are no longer sitting on bottom.

4. Follow waffle iron instructions. Also, you can use batter for pancakes.

For the Pecans: Break up pecans by hand into smaller pieces. Coat in honey and then in dry ingredients. Mix well with a fork for a few minutes until covered. Bake until you can smell a lovely aroma, 7-10 minutes on 350F. Let cool.



32 comments:

sara @ CaffeIna said...

The waffle iron is in my wish list. These waffles look so yummy!

Rosy said...

I love waffles but I've never tried multi-grain. Can't wait to use this recipe.

Hester Chang said...

Good job, milady! Looks absolutely fantastic! Too bad I'm not a waffle person :-( But if I was, I'd totally be making these in a snap!

Subterfuge Diva said...

I'm definitely going to try making multigrain waffles. These look so good!

Torviewtoronto said...

healthy and delicious waffles

Kim (Liv Life) said...

My daughter is a "waffle-ohalic"! These will be a hit, I'm certain.
My 80 year old, non cooking dad noticed a comment you left on my blog and today he says "Hey... did you see that stuffed eggplant on that blog?" When I asked what blog he answered, "You know... the barrister from SF?" I had to laugh! He didn't even know what a blog was 3 months ago, and now he's reading your blog and mine!

Monet said...

I need a waffle maker...this very moment. I keep on seeing all of these lovely recipes for waffles, but your post just pushed me over the edge. Candied pecans? I'm drooling! Thanks for sharing love!

baking.serendipity said...

Holy moly, delicious! I am obsessed with pancakes of late, and now think I need to start working waffles into my breakfast routine. Thank you!

Lisa {Authentic Suburban Gourmet } said...

OMG - Love the addition of the candied pecans. My husband LOVES waffles - these are a must make!

Chef Dennis said...

those pecans look delicious!! I could eat those by the handfuls! and then you made those incredible multi grain waffles....wowser!!

Pacheco Patty said...

Love the candied pecans with the whole grain waffles, very nice!

meemsnyc said...

Wow, this looks divine!!

A SPICY PERSPECTIVE said...

They look fabulous! I'm ready for breakfast and it's 11pm!

Joy said...

Those looks divine. One day I will buy a waffle maker :D.

The Duo Dishes said...

Way to go for adding some value to what may normally be just an empty, yet always delicious breakfast indulgence. Trader Joe's has a good white whole wheat flour, so this would be easy to try. Just need a waffle iron...

Betty Ray said...

Mmmm...I've been looking for a multigrain "from scratch" waffle mix. Think I just found it. :) Looks delicious with the pecans!

A Thought For Food said...

I've been seeing a lot of waffle recipes and now I'm feeling like I need to get a waffle maker. These look terrific!

The Cilantropist said...

Mmmmm, I want a waffle maker too! They look perfect, and I loooooove candied pecans. So crunchy and sweet.

Tanantha @ I Just Love My Apron said...

This looks amazingly good S! Sorry I was out of town and for the late comment. I mouth water as looking at the picture! The candied pecans are a great touch. Ship some to me please! ^^

A Little Yumminess said...

This makes me want to go out and buy a waffle dish....though I am trying to buy fewer appliances. The pecans would be great in a salad as well!! Thanks

SMITH BITES said...

Thankfully, have never made/eaten waffles with chocolate chips so don't have to head to rehab or that one! Waffles w/maple syrup and walnuts or pecans? Well, that's a different story - good thing these are multigrain, right??

Stephanie Savors the Moment said...

Those waffles look delish! Also love how you roll with the chocolate chips - my kinda gal:)

Anna said...

it's been forever since I had waffles. I don't know why...but thanks for remind me. Yours looks delicious. And the pecans... Yummm.

Baking Barrister said...

Mass Thanks to everyone for the comments. And go get yourselves a waffle iron if you don't already have one! I hear you can make cookies on them, too. Don't you just love when something is no longer a unitasker?

Samantha @ The Savvy Soybean said...

That looks fantastic! And the fact that it's multigrain would definitely make me feel better about myself for eating such a hearty breakfast. I wish I had room for a waffle maker in my tiny nyc shoebox!!

danasfoodforthought said...

These look SO AMAZING!! I definitely need to get a waffle maker... so jealous!

Lauren said...

Those look fabulous! I'll have to try them sometime :)

fortheloveofyum said...

Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog, I am glad to have discovered your blog through it. Love your sense of humor and love these waffles too!
If I see the Cinderella waffle iron anywhere I'll be sure to send it your way!

Jen Cheung said...

love love love the picture! Professionally done. This must be delicious eh?

Have a lovely day!!
Jen @ www.passion4food.ca

Magic of Spice said...

Those look so good...I have never actually made waffles. But I do like them, and I love the candied pecans :)

Stella said...

Oh my Gosh, that picture just makes me want a waffle iron! These look delicious, and I love that they are whole grain-that's so helpful. I suppose they could be made as pancakes too though?!

Lauren said...

I had a dream that my mother FedExed me her waffle maker, but I woke up and it was all a lie.

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