Happy International Waffle Day!

In honor of International Waffle Day, I submit my Grandma’s waffle recipe. (It has pecans in it, a fitting ingredient being that it is also National Pecan Day…who knew.) I would make them myself and show you what they look like in all of their yummy, healthy glory–but, alas, I don’t have a waffle iron. The one my mom bought me when I was in college “went the way all good things must eventually go”, to quote Grandma, and thus I am waffle-less on this auspicious day. But surely someone out there has a waffle maker. Surely? Surely?

Grandma Ruby’s Waffles

Krusteaz Wheat & Honey Pancake Mix
Ground almonds & flax mixture (recipe below)
Chopped pecans
Nut butter (recipe below)
Strawberries (frozen and thawed or fresh), sliced
Cool Whip

Make waffle batter according to package directions.
Add in 1/3 cup or so of almond/flax mixture.
Pour batter into waffle iron and liberally sprinkle with chopped pecans.
Close waffle iron and cook until crispy and light brown.

Top waffles with nut butter (recipe below), strawberries, and Cool Whip. Grandma uses frozen strawberries–partly because she can’t often get fresh strawberries in Guam, and partly because she likes them a little slushy.

Almond and Flax Mixture
Grind equal amounts of almonds and flax. Mix together. (This is also yummy mixed in with hot cereals.)

Grandma’s Nut Butter
2 parts roasted and salted mixed nuts
1 part walnuts

Blend nuts in blender, pushing nuts down into the blades. The heat from the blender brings the oils out and the mixture will come together.


3 thoughts on “Happy International Waffle Day!

  1. Surely, surely! (Love that video.)

    Yes, we have a belgian waffle iron… makes the big fat ones. This recipe with the flax and nuts looks awesome! (And healthy.)


    e-Mom @ Chrysalis

  2. This is so delicious, Mom makes these for dinner and it is so delicious. Perfect ending after going swimming. With the ground almonds and pecans – mom grinds it with her kitchenaide grinder – have the flavor without the chunky chewing – even Jesse who doesn’t like nuts (she makes it without the chopped pecans for him) loves these! Mom does add a little sugar to the strawberries – it brings out the strawberry flavor. Mom’s famous nutbutter is so delicous and the combo of these waffles, nutbutter, strawberries and cool whip is out of this world!!!

    A favorite recipe here!

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