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Easy Whole Grain Waffles

Easy Whole Grain Waffles
6 cups whole grain flours of choice (have fun and try a variety)
1 teaspoon sea salt
3 teaspoons non-aluminum baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 cup Sucanat
2 teaspoons cinnamon, optional
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, optional

Mix the above ingredients together then add:

1-2 cups rice milk
2 teaspoons vanilla
5-6 Tablespoons coconut or olive oil
water to desired consistency

Add wet ingredients and stir add just enough water for a good waffle consistency  I just add some water stir and add a little more if it's still too thick.  Pour into waffle iron and cook until done!  Serve with whatever toppings you like!  Great with Coconut Syrup! 

NOTE:  Hard white wheat is really good with these.  But for added nutrition benefits it's fun to mix and use multiple grains.  We like Buckwheat, Kamut, and Spelt flours!  You could also use some rice, other wheats, and even rye or quinoa.  To start with though to be sure you like them use plenty of a wheat type grain first ie. Hard or soft wheat, Spelt or Kamut!  It's fun and EASY!  Enjoy!


Courtney said...

I take a cup or two of 6 (or 9) Grain Cereal and powder it in the blender, I use this as part of the flour. It's so simple and tastes great.

Tammie said...

Courtney: That's an EXCELLENT idea! Thanks so much for sharing!

crazy4boys said...

How many waffles does this make? And I love the idea to use the 6 or 9 grain cereal. Thanks for sharing that!

Tammie said...

crazy4boys: This made about 14 of those round ones for us!

Amber said...

what kind of waffle iron do you use? are you worried about non-stick finishes? those look so good I want one, but I'm scared of non-stick finishes.

Tammie said...

Amber: I'm with you no-stick finishes are not really great especially when they start to peel and get into our food. I just have one of those flip waffle irons and I'm sure it has a non-stick finish but because it doesn't get scraped on etc. and we don't use it very often so I don't worry too much about it. They may make cast-iron ones but I have not seen one.

R. B said...


Those waffles look so great. Nutmeg is a great little idea that you utilize well in recipes.
I love what you said about making multi-grain mixes, so that it sounds so much more simple. I personally found a very small ration of millet, say 1/3 or 1/2 cup into a waffle recipe, adds the greatest little bit of texture and crunch!

Thank you for answering my question about food storage in a post below. Do you put brown rice and other grains in buckets to get your year's supply, or do you can them with a canning machine found at the lds canneries? I heard that brown rice will get weavely. sp? I no longer am using my white rice food storage, and thought, how do I do this where I can use my food storage? Also, how much coconut oil do you buy for a year, do you freeze the buckets you aren't using?? Thank you Tammie! :) Emily

Tammie said...

R.B aka Emily: I put my brown rice and other grains in Buckets. I have never had a problem with weevils in my rice but I have been told it will go rancid if kept too long or gets to hot. I have not ever had it go rancid but I keep my cool and we rotate through it. I try to keep about a year supply.

I always have one full 5 gallon bucket and one we are using. We need about 5 gallons for one year. This way I always have a year supply. I buy the virgin cold pressed and I keep it cool it has not ever gone bad on me. Again we keep it rotated. The bucket I'm not using is just in my food storage room that doesn't get above 75 degrees in the summer. I don't have room in my freezer for a 5 gallon bucket of coconut oil it would keep longer that way I'm sure.

homebirthmomma said...

Hi Tammie! Can you tell me what the difference is between whole wheat flour, whole wheat pastry flour, and white hard whole wheat flour??? And how do you know when you should use what? I just tried a recipe for blueberry muffins with whole wheat flour, and they weren't that good. Really dense, I guess you would call them. Maybe i did something wrong, don't know, this is all new to me, using healthy ingredients.I saw your recipe for blueberry muffins, and they look so good, but you used white whole whAeat, so Im just confused as to what the difference is?? Also, can I purchase this type of flour? I don't have a grain mill. Thanks

Tammie said...

Bobbi: Okay here goes.

Whole Wheat Pastry Flour: Is typically flour made from soft white wheat. This is supposed to be good for light fluffy muffins, biscuits, waffles, pancakes, and quick breads. I feel like in most cases though the Hard White wheat works just as well and it's less crumbly because of a higher gluten content. But if you don't want any "wheaty" flavor the pastry flour may be your best choice.

Soft White Wheat: Makes the flour above and is the wheat typically used for sprouting and growing wheat grass.

Hard White Wheat: This is what I typically use in most of my baking. It seems to be most versatile. It makes great bread that doesn't seem heavy, I use it in most of my cookies, muffins, pancakes, waffles, etc. On my recipes if I say whole wheat flour this is the wheat I use unless I say otherwise.

Hard Red Wheat (also know as Winter Wheat): This is your classic "whole wheat" It's what most people have in their storage, it has a really long shelf life, BUT it is the reason why a lot of people don't think they like whole wheat. It is heavy and chewy and bread or other things made out of this have a heavy, very wheaty flavor. I kind of like bread made with it or with half of it. The bread is heavier but it's hearty, chewy and filling, but doesn't work good for sandwiches. It's great if you want a really hearty bran type muffin but for blueberry muffins I use the hard WHITE wheat.

I'm pretty sure you can purchase any of these kinds of flour. It should say on the package probably in the ingredient list what kind of wheat was used.

I would definitely look into getting a grain mill. It saves lots of money in the long run, the fresh flour always contains more nutrients and fresh also makes much better breads and muffins.

homebirthmomma said...

Thank you so much! You are so helpful:)