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  • Breakfast with Banana-Quinoa Waffles


    Nothing is better on a wintry morning than a hot waffle.   Try using your quinoa in this waffle recipe.   Using beaten egg whites make it a light and fluffy waffle!  It will be a family favorite!    Try using our powdered egg whites for a quick fix as well as freeze dried fruits!



    Banana-Quinoa Waffle
    Yield: 10 servings
    Prep time: 10 minutes


    ½ cup water
    ¼ cup quinoa rinsed
    1 2/3 cups white whole wheat flour
    2 tbsp. packed brown sugar
    1 tsp. baking powder
    ¼ tsp. salt
    1 cup mashed bananas (2)
    3 eggs separated
    3 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
    1 ½ cups fat-free milk
    Fresh blueberries, raspberries, and or sliced strawberries
    In a sauce pan bring water to boiling; stir in quinoa. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes until tender and liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat. Transfer to a small bowl and cool for 1-2 hours. Preheat waffle baker. In a large bowl combine the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, and salt. In a medium bowl combine the quinoa, banana, egg yoks, butter, and milk. Add to flour mixture and stir just until combined. In a clean medium bowl, beat egg whites with an electric mixer or wire whisk until stiff. Fold into banana batter. Bake batter according to waffle baker directions. Serve topped with berries.
    Adding beaten egg whites makes for a lighter waffle!

  • Muffin Mix

    Who doesn’t enjoy fresh-baked muffins?  I certainly love them and so does my family.  I recently tried the basic muffin mix from Rainy Day foods and was pleasantly surprised at how good they were.  Since it is a mix, making them was very easy.  You simply add water; oil can also be added.  I tossed in some huckleberries that I keep in my freezer, but you could add any fruits or other condiments that you can think of.  My kids are begging me to make them with chocolate chips, and I was thinking of trying grated zucchini.  You can get the mix in a #10 can or a 30 lb. bag.  That beats buying a mix at a grocery store, where you get one batch and you’re done.  I purchased the #10 can so that I could try them and not be stuck with a lot if I didn’t care for them.  When I made them they didn’t last very long because they were so good, so now I will be buying the bag to keep a lot in my storage.

    Blueberry Muffin

    Contributed by Pam Higley

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