Saturday, July 28, 2012

Peanut Better Waffles

Recipe Category: Breakfast: Peanut Better Waffles: Courtesy of Missy Lapine

Raise your hand if your children have ever consumed sweet potatoes, carrots, wheat germ, and whole wheat flour in the morning? Not very few probably raise their hands (aka, none). With this recipe, there is a way for that to happen! These decadent pleasures are made with several tablespoons of peanut butter, adding a special twist you don't expect very often in waffles. We made these with our Mickey Mouse waffle iron, adorning them with a Mickey Mouse image enticing the kids to feast on these protein packed, nutritious gems.

*Below is a sample copy of Peanut Better Waffles, featured in The Sneaky Chef to The Rescue by Missy Lapine. Remember that you can find the full extent of the recipe by purchasing the book. I have also included the Flour Blend and the Orange Puree which are used in this recipe.

Orange Puree: To Make about 2 cups of Puree

Supplies You Will Need:
1 sweet potato or yam, peeled and rough chopped
3 medium to large carrots, peeled and sliced into thick chunks*
2 to 3 tablespoons water (tip- use only as necessary)

Boil the sweet potatoes and carrots in a pot covered with cold water for about 20 minutes. You want the veggies to be especially tender so that they make a smooth puree. Drain the veggies and place in a food processor with some of the water. Puree until a smooth puree is formed. 
Double or triple the recipe to produce more, otherwise keep in the refrigerator for three days, for three months in the freezer.

Two Good Tips I Learned From This Puree:

1.- You can replace the three carrots with a cup of the smaller snack size carrots.

2.- Don't waste the time you use making the puree! Store in an ice cube tray for a longer effect in the freezer!!!

Flour Blend: To make about 3 cups of Puree

Supplies You Will Need:
1 cup all- purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup unsweetened wheat germ

Combine the ingredients in a sealed, plastic bag. Store in the refrigerator for up to three months, until ready to use.

Peanut Better Waffles:

Supplies You Will Need: To Make 4 Jumbo Waffles
6 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 tablespoons maple syrup

1/2 cup Orange Puree (listed above)
2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 cup Flour Blend (listed above)

Preheat a waffle iron to medium high heat. In a large mixing bowl, combine the peanut butter, eggs, vanilla, syrup, and Orange Puree. In another bowl, envelope the Flour Blend with the baking powder. Gently moisten the dry with the wet until just combined. The batter should be thick and maybe even lumpy. Spoon about 1/2 cup of batter onto each waffle iron piece. (These instructions may vary depending on your waffle iron) Close the top and cook until the waffle is lightly golden and crisp, and lifts easily from the grids (5 mins). Repeat with the remaining batter. Serve immediately as the waffles emerge from the iron, drizzled with maple syrup or jam. (alternatively, cover the waffles on a plate with aluminum foil until ready to serve.

Nutritional Facts (New System)
Per Serving: 1 waffle: Calories: 304, Total Fat: 15.6g, Fiber: 4.4g, Sugars: 9.8g, Protein: 13.0 g

Thanks for viewing this recipe by Missy Lapine! Remember that you can view the full extent of this recipe by purchasing The Sneaky Chef To the Rescue on Amazon, Ebay, and bookstores everywhere! Pictures are featured below, and feel free to leave comments!!! Thanks so much!
Thank You and Enjoy-
Grace Gilbert

Our Mickey Mouse Waffle Iron!

The Peanut Better Waffle Batter!!!

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