Wednesday, 3 April 2013

#WIAW - Cornmeal Waffles

It's WIAW! Remember last week how I went to that Amazing Event, met Tosca Reno, had an Eat Clean Diet Brunch, and left totally inspired?! Well I also left with Canadian Tire's brand new Cuisinart Waffle Maker!! Maybe the best event swag EVER!!

When the event was wrapping up the folks at Canadian Tire told us not to forget our media kit on our way out. At which point I whispered to Christina "I hope that waffle maker is in there". We had a good chuckle, and continued eating our yumminess and be inspired by Tosca. But when we picked up our media kit, there was ACTUALLY a waffle maker in it! Say What?! 

I seriously LOVE breakfast food. And we regularly have Breakfast for Dinner around here. Pancakes, Eggs, Waffles, Hash Browns, YUM! Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day. So getting a waffle maker meant a whole new realm of Breakfast Goodness!

Over the long weekend I experimented with a Cornmeal Waffle Recipe, and it turned out surprising well. Not sure I would categorize this as super healthy...But I would categorize it as super delicious!! And according to my MyFitnessPal Calorie Calculations they are approx. 158 calories each with 9g of fat. (not too shabby, right?!)

Cornmeal Blueberry Waffles
1 3/4 cups of whole wheat flour
3/4 cup of yellow cornmeal
1 tbsp of sugar
2 tsp of baking powder
1/2 tsp of baking soda
1/2 tsp of salt
2 1/4 cups of buttermilk
1/4 cup of coconut oil
3 large eggs
1 tsp of vanilla
1 pint of fresh blueberries (rinsed) 

  1. Mix all of the dry ingredients together in one larger bowl (flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, paking soda, salt)
  2. Mix all of the wet ingredients together in a smaller mixing bowl - whisking vigorously (buttermilk, coconut oil, eggs, vanilla)
  3. Combine the contents of the two bowls, stir lightly. Some small lumps are good.
  4. Oil the Waffle Maker with coconut oil. Ladle on 1/3 a cup of the batter, sprinkle with blueberries, close and cook. (Note: on my waffle maker the light changes to green when it is ready so I have no good tips about timing here)
Love Your Favourite Darwinian Fail,

PS Do You Guys have any GREAT clean waffle recipes? I would love to try em! Leave your links below!