Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Flaxseed Waffles with Berries and Honey Cream

On Monday, on Eat me daily via eater.com, I read that Bon Appetit and Gourmet magazines are getting frightfully slim. However, Saveur is doing great. I can’t imagine Gourmet magazine going out of business even though I’ve never subscribed to it. For that matter, my subscription to Bon Appetit was free and it just ended. I do buy single issues from time to time, so I hope they survive, and I’m thrilled that Saveur continues to succeed. Speaking of magazines, these waffles were in the January issue of Bon Appetit. Once again, it’s a recipe that’s billed as healthy, isn’t really, but you should make it anyway because the waffles are delicious.

The recipe calls for whole flaxseeds, and I always have flaxseeds on hand since I put them on my breakfast cereal. However, I always grind them and never use them whole. The beneficial nutrition in flaxseeds is more easily absorbed when they’re ground, so that’s how I used them here. The batter also includes whole wheat flour in combination with all purpose flour. I changed up the proportions and used three quarters cup of each. There are also two tablespoons of malted milk powder which I thought was interesting, and it did add a nice flavor. The batter was mixed and left to rest before firing up the waffle iron.

I hadn’t made waffles in ages, and it was fun to pull out that too rarely used machine again. I poured in the batter, spread it evenly, and enjoyed the waffle aroma as they cooked for a few short minutes per batch. Then, cream was whipped with honey, and fresh berries were rinsed and stemmed. Just because I can’t resist, a drizzle of pure maple syrup found its way around the berries, over the whipped cream, and into the square waffle dents where it’s meant to pool. You can make the waffles in advance and re-heat them in the oven. I actually like the crispier texture they achieve after a few minutes in the oven. We had some extras which went into the freezer for a future, big, weekend breakfast.



18 comments:

  1. your's waffle look great, Lisa..

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  2. I am on the hunt for the perfect waffle recipe and look foward to trying these. Thanks for pointing them out. The best waffles I've ever had were from a mix that contained malted milk powder.

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  3. my waffles always stick.....grrrrr

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  4. Lisa, your waffles & berries makes me want to eat them all!!!
    Normally, In Belgium we eat waffles just like that, without any topping with a good cup of coffee!!
    But I want to change my habit from now on,....
    They look divine!!!!

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  5. I've never added flax seeds to my waffles - it's a great idea and I will do that this Sunday!

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  6. My favourite choice of breakfast! Looks so irresistable!

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  7. i keep seeing flaxseed everywhere these days! but i haven't seen waffles yet. looks delicious with those beautiful, fresh berries. yummmm!

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  8. I love Saveur magazine, glad to hear it's doing good. I use ground flaxseed, too, these look delicious! I haven't made waffles in a while.

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  9. I like to sneak flaxseed in pancakes and waffles too! Gorgeous picture with the fresh berries.

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  10. Waffles and pancakes fall in my special weekends meals. I just love them but think they're kind of heavy and difficult to digest. Not anymore with the flax seeds! You read my mind ;-D

    I'm sooo happy!

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  11. What a beautiful breakfast. The flaxseed sounds like such a great addition to the texture. Thanks for sharing Lisa!

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  12. The Eat me Daily site is new to me -- you could keep up with a lot there! It's very sad to see the glossy magazines on the brink -- they're such an affordable luxury. Then again, I guess the face of food news is changing, like everything else.

    Oh, and the waffles. :) Che bella!

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  13. amazing. I would eat this for breakfast, lunch, dinner, AND snacks.

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  14. Breakfast food like this is good any day. We're not versed in using flax, but we should get up to speed.

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  15. Waffles are one of my fave Sunday morning treats. I have never used flaxseeds in them, though, but I like the thought of the higher fiber. And thanks for the tip about the oven making them crisper.

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  16. these are fantastically healthy, lisa! the problem for me is that i would quickly undo all of that by drowning the waffles in maple syrup. :)

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  17. Great looking waffles! I just made some this weekend and threw in some flax meal...I loved them!

    Congrats on being featured on Finest Foodies Friday (No Fear Entertaining blog)!

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