Thursday, May 9, 2013

Multi-Grain Citrus Waffles


It's almost Mother's Day!

Time to honor all the Mother's.  They are amazing in their own right.  Able to care for the entire family, and yet still be her own woman.  

This post is in honor of my mom, whom I lost just two months ago.  My guiding light...

Always strong but soft.  A mix of oak wrapped in velvet.  Kind, generous, and loving....always there for support or to listen.  A great cook who taught me my love of food.  

Today's dish is just perfect for a Mother's Day Brunch or Breakfast.  One of my mom's favorite dishes was waffles.  Her favorite was pecan waffles.  (We say "Pe-con" not "Pe-can"! What do you say?)  But, today I'm making a healthier waffle with citrus flavors.  



Brunch always reminds me of waffles and spring is the perfect time to bring in some light and fruity flavors.  This dish is light, tasty and satisfying.   The presentation is just elegant.  See how pretty!




So make your precious mom a wonderful plate of waffles for breakfast this Sunday.  Or if a full brunch is in order I posted a wonder group of dishes titled Spring Brunch about a week ago.  Just put the key words "Spring Brunch" in the search bar above.  There's nothing better than great food along with fun family times.

Multi-Grain Citrus Waffles

adapted from BHG

Makes 6

3/4 c flour
1/4 c whole wheat flour
1/4 c oat flour
1 1/2 t baking powder
1 t Splenda brown sugar blend
1/4 t baking soda
1/8 t salt
3/4 c low fat milk
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/4 c canola oil
1 1/2 t orange zest
1/4 c low-sugar orange marmalade
3/4 c fresh blueberries and sliced strawberries

In a large bowl combine all flours, baking powder, brown sugar, baking soda, and salt.  Make a well in center of flour mixture.
In a medium bowl combine milk, egg, oil, and orange zest. Add egg mixture to flour mixture all at once. Stir just until moistened. 
Pour batter onto preheated and prepared waffle maker and cook according to manufacturer's instructions.  Repeat with the remaining batter.

Meanwhile, for sauce, heat marmalade in a small saucepan, until melted. Stir in berries; heat through. Spoon sauce over warm waffles.

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