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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!

  • Walton Feed’s Wheat Cleaning Process

    Walton Feed wheat is the best quality wheat due to the high standard we require in high protein but also in the cleaning process of our wheat. We do not use chemicals or heat but rather a 4 phase process which ensures the cleanest and best wheat available. This involves using the top of the line cleaners which results in the cleanest grain possible in the industry. The types of wheat cleaned in this manner are Hard Red wheat, Hard White wheat, Durum wheat, and Soft White wheat.

    The first phase of cleaning begins by the wheat flowing onto a screen cleaner which is made up of a dual screen system. This process has the grain moving across a screen which allows the wheat to fall through sized holes leaving chaff on the upper screen to be removed from the system. A second screen below the first has smaller holes which allows smaller material than the wheat to fall away and then is removed from the system.

    From there the grain flows to the second phase which is a gravity table that resembles a large triangular kitchen table. This table separates the light and heavy objects that are in the grain. It is done through a process using air and vibration. With air blowing through screen flooring as the table itself vibrates, heavy items are forced to go to one end of the table and the light items are sent to the opposite end of the table, with the wheat flowing to the middle section. The heavy and light items are removed from the system and the wheat continues on to the next cleaner.

    Our next cleaner-the third phase-is called a de-stoner, It works basically like the gravity table except it is square with wheat flowing uphill and the heavier items, such as very small pebbles, going down the table and out of the system. It also operates on an air flow and vibration system like the gravity table.

    The fourth and last phase takes the grain to a disc cleaner which has several discs that are designed to pick up small weed seeds and separate them from the wheat. The cleaned wheat is pushed along by these discs until they enter a second disc cleaner that is designed to pick up the individual wheat kernels thus removing them from any remaining foreign matter.

    The grain then proceeds directly into a packaging bin where it is placed in various packages, labeled and shipped.

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