It's almost hard to explain, but it wasn't very tasty. I felt like I kept adding fruit and sauce to mask the flavor of the waffles. Which I felt was defeating the purpose of having a healthy breakfast. It's not your light and fluffy waffles. They are thick, chewy, dry and almost a cardboard like taste. Definitely will never make this recipe again.
Whole-Grain Waffles with Cherry Sauce
From EatingWell: January/February 2010
Cornmeal adds appealing texture to these waffles and hot cherry sauce is a tasty, nutrient-rich alternative to maple syrup. Any fine cornmeal works in the recipe. If you want to use whole-grain cornmeal, look for finely ground cornmeal labeled “whole-grain” or “stone-ground” in the natural-foods section of the supermarket or at natural-foods stores.
4 Reviews for Whole-Grain Waffles with Cherry Sauce
The sauce is delicious and a definite keeper; not sugary sweet like so many others I've made. Any type of frozen berry works in it.
The waffles on the other hand tasted quite a bit like I imagine particle board tastes--and that was after letting the batter rest for 15 minutes to hydrate the mixture. I love hearty, dense breads and this was too much for me. Unless you REALLY like fibery-tasting things, these may be too much for you.
Awesome recipe. I always have used whole wheat flour in waffle recipes, and reduced the fat in regular recipes too, but finally gave up on waffles because they were always too dry to be tasty if I had modified recipes to be also made healthfully. This recipe solved my problems! And the cherry sauce is YUM! Good job!!
I realized my cherries had spoiled, so I substituted blueberries instead. We really liked the recipe and will try it next time with the cherries. We use a lot of topping, so I might double it in the future to be sure there is enough fruit.
This will probably be my go-to waffle recipe since it uses white-wheat flour and is healthier than the recipe I have with regular white flour. The heartier flavor works well with the fruit topping.