In my defense, it was my first time

Making waffles.

Geez, guys.

Since Husband brought home a waffle iron, I have been dreaming up all of the amazing waffle creations I could make.

I even bought flax seeds, remember?

(These are the flax seeds. Grinding proved more difficult that anticipated.)

Unfortunately, I have never before made waffles, and I think I aimed a little too high.

I “followed” this recipe…

Super Healthy Made-From-Scratch Multigrain Waffles

  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
    (or whole wheat flour, which makes it a bit heavier)
  • 1 cup whole grain oats
  • 1/4 cup flax seed (whole or meal)
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 dash salt
  • 2 cups milk (milk substitutes work fine here)
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup melted butter or 1/4 cup margarine or 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

First issue: The blender didn’t really grind the flax seed to the desired texture.

Second issue: I am OUT of vanilla.

I substituted a tablespoon of brown sugar in hopes to add a bit of sweetness to what I was sure was going to taste like bland oatmeal, which is what it looked like.

(It smelled like baby food. The baby oatmeal or rice cereal. Quite fetid.)

In a blender, grind up flax (if you have whole seeds) and grains to a flour-like texture. If using flax seed meal, add it to the next step.

Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl. Mix well.

In separate bowl, combine wet ingredients.

Add wet to dry and mix until moist.

Cook in preheated waffle iron. (Problem!)

Heh… heh… oops…

I did the best I could!

Well, it LOOKS like a waffle. Tasted a lot like oatmeal and… crunchy.

I added butter… too much, and syrup… WAY too much to counteract the serious fiber-like taste. Fiber, yes. Cardboard… yes.

And I shoveled them down like a champ.

I am so full of fiber… ugh.

While my first attempt at waffle creation was FAIL, the recipe probably isn’t. Please use it if you feel like adding 4,000 grams of fiber in to your breakfast.

Know any good mistake-proof (and by that I mean “me” mistake-proof) healthy waffle recipes? Care to share?

I might take your recipe. Cook it. And then post what an awful job I did. :)

GRE Word of the Blog Post: fetid – having a bad smell (I’m learning!)

4 thoughts on “In my defense, it was my first time

    • skinnyshae

      Ah, ’twas a fail of epic proportions. I still ate them. I hate wasting. (And I froze the rest of the batter for… never. I suppose I’ll just keep it forever.)

      I’ve been hunting around for some simpler recipes. I get too excited about new tools and gadgets. lol


  1. Marnie

    Your writing is so entertaining, great sense of humor! Haha, that’s what I would do with the waffles too, smother them in syrup! People ask me if I want some waffle with my syrup…lol.


    • skinnyshae

      Thank you! I’m usually only funny or entertaining on accident. The epic amount of awkward I am helps. I absolutely adore your blog. You’ve got such great stuff on there. (Slacker’s Guide, i.e., me!)

      P.S. Syrup is almost ALWAYS necessary.


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