Molasses Cookie Waffles

by Joanne on February 15, 2010

In my earlier post which documented my workout plans for the week, I listed a 12 mile run and the Duathlon for Saturday.  Ted and I would have been standing at the starting point all alone if we tried to enter the event next Saturday.  It’s on Sunday and that’s so much better because I was beginning to wonder how I would run 12 miles, ski 4 miles, then run another 3.1.  It would have been an interesting attempt at increasing my stamina. 

Today’s workout was good.  45 min. Elliptical + 30 min. legs w/o with weights + 50 min. (3.27 mile) walk.  Nice morning with only a few new misses when slipping on the icey roads.

Using our Big Boss Grill , we cooked up some yum-a-licious waffles. 

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Molasses Cookie Waffles (so named due to the spices and molasses in the ingredients): Approx. 8 waffles

If you are Vegetarian/Vegan and do not eat eggs, use an Egg Replacer. The waffles will be slightly chewier than if made with eggs.

  • 1 cup All purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 TBS baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp cloves
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 egg white (see below about egg replacer)
  • 1 whole egg (If using egg replacer, use the equivalent for 2 whole eggs and whisk until frothy with 1/2 cup water. Fold into the batter as the last ingedient added after the wet has been added to the dry).
  • 2 TBS Blackstrap Molasses*
  • 1 3/4 cup Reduced Fat Milk
  • 1/3 cup canola oil (instead of the oil you might try using 1 whole banana to reduce fat)

*Blackstrap molasses contains more iron than regular molasses.  For more on sugar alternatives, see my article in Examiner.

In a bowl, mix the dry ingredients (flours, salt, baking powder, spices).

In another bowl, mix the egg white, whole egg, molasses.  Add the milk then the oil and whisk until blended.

Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, just until incorporated – don’t over mix.

Lightly spray waffle grills with non-stick cooking spray.  Heat the waffle maker and pour approximately 1/2 cup on each bottom grill. Clove cover and cook 5 minutes.

Top with fruit and just a little syrup.

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Note:  When you add spices such as cinnamon to foods, it may fool your tongue into thinking the food is sweeter than it is.  The result:   you use less sugar. 


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Joanne

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4 Comments

  • At 2010.02.16 07:52, Dana Dornburgh said:

    My family will LOVE these. We love molasses! Just made some waffles for valentines day, threw in cinnamon, mexican vanilla and coconut oil. They were delish, can’t wait to try these!

    • At 2010.02.16 15:35, Joanne said:

      Dana: I like the sound of the vanilla and coconut oil addition.

      • At 2010.02.16 15:52, Nicole. RD said:

        I love that you mentioned using less sugar when you’ve got the added punch and flavor of various spices — so true! The waffles look WONDERFUL!! Fresh raspberries…*swoooon*

        • At 2010.02.16 16:29, Lori (Finding Radiance) said:

          I saw the duathlon link and got all excited because I did the towpath one last October and loved it! I don’t ski, though LOL. It would be ugly…..
          .-= Lori (Finding Radiance)´s last blog ..I am normal =-.

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