$2.21 per recipe $0.11 per serving 61% savings
So, last week I gave you recipe that taught you to make some killer homemade buttermilk.
And I figure... if you have awesome homemade buttermilk on hand... you'll need an equally awesome recipe to go with it.
Growing up, waffles were probably my favorite breakfast food. Especially, if they were served with whipped cream and strawberries. (I mean... it's like eating dessert for breakfast... what kid doesn't love that concept?)
My mom was basically wonder-woman, and made breakfast from scratch nearly every morning of my childhood. Pancakes, waffles, scrambled eggs, oatmeal... stick-to-your-ribs stuff. And she was great at it! (Thanks for being wonderful, Mom!)
I'd wait at my seat in anticipation of another hot waffle fresh from the press. Once I had a section of one on my plate, I immediately slathered it in butter and homemade syrup. Of course if fresh berries and cream were on hand, I went that route.
Today, my family loves waffles as well. Although, I typically make them for dinner along with scrambled eggs, bacon, and fresh fruit. Leftovers are re-heated in the toaster for breakfast or snack time.
These particular waffles have a healthier take on things than the typical waffle. The recipe calls for whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose. They are not like Belgian waffles that disintegrate the moment they enter your mouth. The whole wheat makes them heartier, more flavorful, and filling. The Belgian-style waffles have their place for sure... but in all honesty, they are more like a treat.
My kids... and ESPECIALLY my husband... adore these waffles. I generally make two batches at a time, and freeze the left-overs for later.
How do they compare to the store-bought version? Well... They are healthier, cost less than half as much to make, and taste infinitely better.
If you've got 20 minutes, it's really a no-brainer. These waffles win, hands-down!
Whole Wheat Buttermilk Waffles
*Makes 5 large waffles
1 3/4 cups whole white wheat flour
2 Tbsp. sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 cups buttermilk (homemade here)
1/2 cup melted butter (I generally use vegetable oil to cut costs)
2 eggs (beaten)
1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
In a large bowl, mix together the buttermilk, melted butter, beaten eggs, and vanilla extract, thoroughly combined.
Add the flour, sugar, baking powder, and baking soda. Mix until just incorporated. Do not over-mix.
Pour desired amount of batter into the waffle maker. Cook until the waffle maker indicates it is done.
Serve immediately. Store completely cooled leftovers in a ziplock bag. Freezes well.
1 3/4 cups whole white wheat flour - $0.15
2 Tbsp. sugar - $0.03
2 tsp. baking powder - $0.14
1 tsp. baking soda - $0.01
1 1/2 cups buttermilk - $1.31
1/2 cup vegetable oil - $0.21
2 eggs - $0.30
1 Tbsp. vanilla - $0.06
Total Cost = $2.21
Cost per waffle "square" = $0.11
Eggo Frozen Buttermilk Waffles (10 count)= $2.79
Cost per waffles = $0.28