Saturday, May 19, 2012

Honey Wheat Waffles with Homemade Strawberry Syrup

Name this movie:  “We can stay up late, swapping manly stories, and in the morning, I'm making waffles!”

I enjoy a weekend morning when I can sleep in and lounge around in my PJs while catching up on some TV and drinking my coffee. On those mornings, I also prefer to make something a little more elaborate for breakfast like an omelet, biscuits or waffles (a typical morning is usually toast, yogurt or cereal). So today I'm sharing with you a great waffle recipe made with mostly whole wheat flour and flavored with yogurt and honey. In addition, please please please, make this homemade strawberry syrup. It is strawberry season right now and it is so easy! You can load it up on waffles like I did, or maybe pour it over some vanilla bean ice cream. Or just eat it directly out of the pan... (I may have done that as well).

Honey Wheat Waffles (adapted from Annie's Eats)
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/8 cup old fashioned oats
1 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp baking soda
dash of salt
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup plain yogurt (low fat is fine)
1/4 cup honey
1 egg
1 tbsp canola oil 

In a bowl, whisk together the flours, oats, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. In another bowl, whisk together the milk, yogurt, honey, egg and oil until well blended. Pour the liquid ingredients over the dry ingredients and whisk until just combined.

Pour into a pre-heated waffle iron and cook as directed by the manufacturer. 

Serves 2.

Strawberry Syrup
1 cup diced strawberries
1/4 cup sugar
1 tbsp orange juice
1/4 tsp orange zest
1/4 tsp chili powder

Combine ingredients in a small saucepan over med high heat. Bring to a boil and lower heat. Simmer until thicken 10-15 minutes. Cool slightly before use.

Makes 1/2-3/4 cup.

P.S. Shrek! :)


  1. Looks delicious! Also, I love love love you're new signature! So cute, and definitely so you!! :o) Can't wait to try the syrup and the waffles if we manage to get up before Miss Anne one Saturday!!

  2. I love the new signature! Way to make up for the lack of a J element!

    1. Thanks! I had to get creative and move away from the periodic table to do the name, although I'm still hoping that one day someone will discover a new element and name it something with a J. :)