Waffles Avia Style

One of the benefits of being on the East Coast for the last years was creating some unforgettable moments with the grandparents. One of those was the waffle breakfast at Avia and PopPop's house. Avia could not get away with making anything else for them. As we ventured to the West Coast there is no doubt that the connection remains, waffles = Avia and PopPop's.

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On request, Avia supplied DaddyO with a waffle iron to continue the tradition. The kids were bouncing with joy when they saw the familiar silver shine of a waffle iron in the box. That night they had no problem falling asleep because they knew in the morning they were not just getting waffles, they were getting AVIA's waffles. It took a little to explain that Avia was not coming to visit, but they were excited to try DaddyO's version. The recipe is below, with a few of Avia's tweaks to make them even more healthy.

  Avia's Wonderful Waffles

1 1/4 cup sifted all purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup wheat germ
1 cup almond meal
1/2 cup ground oatmeal (good old Quakers, processed down to a meal consistency with the flax seed, I have even used a pouch of instant with strawberry flavoring in a pinch)
1/4 cup flax seed (measured before grinding)
4 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. salt

I usually mix the dry ingredients well and then split dry ingredients into two batches. Here are the wet ingredients for 1/2 of the dry ingredients. Of course, if you are having friends over, double the wet and mix a big one (as CJ would say.)

2 beaten eggs
2 1/2 cup milk
3/4 cup oil

Combine eggs, milk and oil; add to dry ingredients just before baking. Mix with a whisk, but just so the dry ingredients are incorporated. No need to beat them together (you will develop the gluten) unless you want thicker bread like waffles. This is a thin batter. Bake in preheated waffle iron. Makes 10 waffles. 

They woke up Saturday morning to the batter mixed and the iron hot.

With the kids at his side DaddyO started making the waffles.

They were delicious and quickly disappeared.

And you guessed it, they woke on Sunday morning asking for Avia's waffles once again. This time they helped make the batter.

We will have to keep it a weekend tradition.

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