Oat Bran Waffles

Every Saturday, my husband makes waffles for the family. It's become a tradition that the girls adore because they get to spend some time with their father and I adore because I get to spend 30 extra minutes with my pillow. It's win-win for everyone.

Except now, I can't eat the waffles because of all of the sugar, butter, white flour, etc.

I've been making do with making my Dukan Oat Bran Galette, but this morning, I wanted to enjoy a waffle with my family. So I set about making my own recipe.

Ingredients
  • 1/2 c All-Whites or 2 egg whites 
  • 4 Tbsp oat bran
  • 2 Tbsp fat-free sour cream
  • 2 Tbsp fat-free cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tsp Splenda
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
Directions
  1. Pour the egg whites into an old, clean jar. Screw on the lid and shake until frothy.
  2. Add remaining ingredients. Shake vigorously until a smooth, thick batter forms.
  3. Pour onto a hot waffle iron and close the lid quickly. Cook for 3-5 minutes or per the owner's manual.
Makes 2 half-waffle servings.

When I first tried this, I only used half of the ingredients and ended up with a thin, not-quite-complete waffle. It was still quite tasty and delicious, but a little wussy-looking. It's possible that with a small waffle iron like this one from Nordic Ware or this one from Smart Planet, you could use half of the recipe, make one waffle, and not worry about saving the leftovers.

What family traditions have you been ignoring in favor of your diet? Have you come up with creative recipes in order to participate? Please share!

2 comments:

  1. What do u use so it won't stick since can't use oils?

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    1. Olive oil spray. I'm a big fan of the Crisco brand, but I've used Pam in the past with equal success. Just one or two short sprays per plate should do the trick and won't compromise your dieting. Good luck!

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