BEST Graham Cracker Whole Grain Waffles

These BEST Graham Cracker Whole Grain Waffles are delicious and FUN to serve for a holiday breakfast, brunch, or gathering! Add your favorite topping!

BEST Graham Cracker Whole Grain Waffles

Everyone on the internet seems to be inspired by one word for 2017! What is your word?

Having moved to a new town (which was very scary for me), the word that stands out in my mind is “friendship.”

“In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.” –Albert Schweitzer

We started the day off right, on New Year’s Eve, with these BEST Graham Cracker Whole Grain Waffles.

BEST Graham Cracker Whole Grain Waffles

Then my husband and I headed up to Edison Snow Pass, not far from our home.

BEST Graham Cracker Whole Grain Waffles

Our mission: To snowshoe out to the warming hut, enjoyed a snack and hot chocolate, and to be really nice to the people on the trail.

BEST Graham Cracker Whole Grain Waffles

Just say hello

It was a test. Say hello to people, and even stop and talk. Take our time, enjoy the beauty, and care about people.

It worked. We had the most delightful time! The first couple we met, she was from Israel, he was from England. And then it went from there, lots of Bend people, but also lots of vacationers.

Of course, Haggis McStitch, who by the way, is getting along much better with other dogs (maybe because he is almost 13), makes for great conversation. People either say, “Toto!” or, “He’s so cute!” (We’re actually thinking of adding another pet to our family, Friends. I can’t wait to share more about that …)

But for now … what makes people friendly?

BEST Graham Cracker Whole Grain Waffles

We used our jet boil in the warming hut, and made hot chocolate.

BEST Graham Cracker Whole Grain Waffles

Our new “small” Hydro Flask tumblers were the talk of the group. The perfect (wide mouth) size to carry in your pack! (And did you know they are from right here in Bend?)

Start a conversation

Start conversations with new people, and chat back with people who try to talk to you! If you’re on a trail, ask them questions about where they are from, or their equipment, or their pet.

And isn’t it a great way to get to know people, to show love, to look into their eyes and show that we care?

BEST Graham Cracker Whole Grain Waffles

BEST Graham Cracker Whole Grain Waffles

Have you thought about putting a little extra “crunch” in your waffles?

BEST Graham Cracker Whole Grain Waffles

And adding tonic water gives your waffles a lite and fluffy taste and look.

We also love using Bob’s Red Mill whole grain flour (made right here in Oregon).

So … we enjoyed these over the weekend with our kids!

My husband and I were talking about how 2017 is going to be a year of new friendships. We know it, and we are excited!

BEST Graham Cracker Whole Grain Waffles

BEST Graham Cracker Whole Grain Waffles

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups Bob’s Redmill Whole Grain Flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup Trader Joe’s orange flavored cranberries
  • Zest from 1/2 orange
  • 1/3 cup toasted coconut flakes
  • 1 cup small pieces graham crackers with cinnamon sugar
  • Tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 cups plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 cups milk (May vary due to kind of flour used and how you like your waffles. We like ours on the lighter side, so sometimes use more milk than others do.)
  • 1-2 cups tonic water

Directions:

  1. Cook in a waffle baker for about 5 minutes, or longer (if you like them crisp).
  2. Make sure to spray the waffle maker between each waffle in order to keep that crispy texture and flavor.
  3. Serve with your favorite topping, jam, or syrup!
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More RE waffle recipes:

Chocolate Buttermilk Waffles

Buttermilk Waffles with Pear Compote

Chocolate Chip Gluten-free Waffles

BEST Graham Cracker Whole Grain Waffles

One comment on “BEST Graham Cracker Whole Grain Waffles”

  1. Yum…sounds good. My word for the year is “breathe”…taking time to breathe in life, peace, joy, beauty. Inhale all of these, exhale negativity, insecurity, etc.

    We LOVE hydroflask and have had them since they first came out. My hubby has two originals, my daughters each have 2, I just bought my first one, and my hubby has two of the 16 oz tumblers…yah, we kind of like them..lol. I LOVE how they have so many more options. I’d also like to get a couple of the hot food flasks and/or coffee ones. Can never have too many. :)

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