For us, it used to be white, all the time. But whole wheat options have been getting better and better. I still get white baguettes, but I am just as happy to pick up a whole wheat loaf to make sandwiches. And I find I am buying less and less white pasta in favor of the whole wheat variety (and I'm delighted that it takes less of the whole wheat version to fill me up).
But the one item I could never find a good whole wheat version for was waffles. That is, until today.
The most delicious way to get more whole wheat into your diet
If you want to increase your whole grain consumption — and who doesn't? — then have I got a cookbook for you. Entitled Whole Grains Every Day, Every Way ($32.50), Lorna Sass' cookbook is plump full of whole grain recipes. Including this sumptuous example. So pass the maple syrup and enjoy!
Vegetarian recipe for Whole-Wheat-Yogurt Waffles with Blueberries
Makes six 7-inch waffles
2 cups whole-wheat pastry flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
2 large eggs
1 cup plain low-fat yogurt
1 cup 2% milk
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
2 tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
1-1/2 cups fresh or frozen (unthawed) blueberries
If you plan to serve the waffles all at once, preheat the oven to 200 degrees F.
In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and allspice.
In a medium bowl, beat the eggs. Blend in the yogurt, milk, butter, honey, and lemon zest. Stir the wet ingredients and blueberries into the dry ingredients just until blended. Do not over mix or the waffles may become heavy.
Heat a waffle iron according to the manufacturer's instructions. When a drop of water thrown on the waffle iron sizzles, spoon on enough batter to cover three quarters of the surface. Close the lid and bake until the waffle is golden brown and the edges are crisp.
Serve immediately, or to keep the waffles warm, place them in a single layer on a rack in the oven.