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Clean Eating Waffles

I made these one night for myself for dinner, and they were really good. Light and fluffy on the inside, and slightly crispy on the outside. The recipe is for those who follow a “clean” diet, meaning no refined sugars, refined flours, or preservatives.

The only thing that was a little frustrating was that I tried making these without using butter or cooking spray on the waffle iron, and the first batch stuck making it very difficult to get them off of the waffle iron, then I realized, DUH, I’m not follownig a clean eating diet, and sprayed the waffle plates with cooking spray, making things way easier, so if you aren’t following a clean eating diet, I highly reccommend spraying with cooking spray or using a bit of butter :).

Clean Eating Breakfast (or Dinner) Waffles – recipe from The Gracious Pantry
Makes approximately 3 servings

1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour (i just used regular whole wheat flour and it turned out just fine, if you aren’t eating clean, feel free to use all purpose flour)
2 cups vanilla soy milk (or plain soy milk, or regular milk)
2 egg whites
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking powder

Preheat your waffle maker to medium heat (I put mine at about 325F).

Begin by putting your flour and baking powder into a large mixing bowl, add your milk, and stir, then add the egg whites and stir.

Add the vanilla and cinnamon, and whisk your mixture, ensuring there are no lumps.

Lightly spray your waffle iron with cooking spray and pour about 1/2 cup of batter (or however much your waffle iron needs to be covered, mine is pretty big so i needed a lot of batter) and let it cook until golden brown on both sides.

Top your waffles with any of your favourite toppings, and enjoy ! 🙂


Banana Bread Pancakes


I seriously demand you to go make these pancakes ASAP. Why? Cuz they’re awesome.

I love breakfast food, in all forms, at all times of the day, you name it, I love it…except oatmeal, blech, the texture is just not for me. These pancakes, however, are. Moist, soft, chewy, just slightly cakey, but not too much, and not too heavy either. Okay, now please go ahead enjoy these delicious pancakes as much as I have :).

Banana Bread Pancakes – thanks to How Sweet It Is
Makes about 10 pancakes

2 cups whole wheat flour*
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
2/3 cup milk
1 tbsp vanilla extract
2 ripe bananas, mashed
1/4 cup plain or vanilla yogurt
2 tbsp butter, melted
*the original recipe called for whole wheat pastry flour, I didn’t read that part and accidentally used regular whole wheat flour, but I didn’t mind the difference, if you have whole wheat pastry flour use that, if not you could also use regular all purpose flour

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

Next, add the milk and vanilla, and stir until combined.

Add in the mashed bananas and yogurt, stir again, then pour the melted butter in and mix it up until the batter is somewhat smooth (my batter ended up being pretty thick, but it was easier to put onto the griddle that way)

Heat your griddle (or a pan) to 325F (medium heat), and scoop out your batter, I used a cookie scoop to make this process easier, but feel free to use whatever tool you find works best for you.

Cook your pancakes until they are browned on one side (about 2 minutes or so) then flip, and cook until the centre is set and the other side is browned as well.

Enjoy ! 🙂