I’m not sure why I bought 3 bags of wheat berries, but for some reason I thought I needed them. I made 2 recipes with them – Wheat Berry Pancakes and Wheat Berry Salad (which were both good!), but then they got pushed to the back of the pantry. I rediscovered my 2 unopened remaining bags of wheat berries last weekend and decided to make these Wheat Berry Waffles. It was a
good great idea! =) I think I liked them even more than my Wheat Berry Pancakes! They have a delicious, nutty flavor from the wheat berries and are super crispy on the outside. You can top them with maple syrup, a thick smear of peanut butter, or whatever you like! Leftovers can be frozen and reheated later for a quick and easy, healthy breakfast. Enjoy!
Wheat Berry Waffles
1 cup plus 1 tbsp whole hard wheat berries (I used Bob’s Red Mill)
1 cup low-fat buttermilk (or skim milk)
4 tbsp coconut oil, melted and cooled slightly
1 tbsp granulated sugar (or honey)
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1. Blend wheat berries and milk on high for 4-5 minutes, until batter is smooth.
2. Add remaining ingredients and blend on low for a minute, or until incorporated. Cook on preheated waffle iron. Makes about 6 waffles.
*adapted from The Sister’s Cafe
Nutritional Info (per waffle): 219 calories; 10.3 g fat; 26.7 g carbohydrates; 4.2 g fiber; 6.7 g protein.