Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Maple-Pecan Waffles (Or Pancakes)

Some people think I had to give up all my kitchen appliances when I moved full time into my 5th wheel trailer. Not so! Others think the only appliance we need is a can opener, and that all our meals are eaten off of paper plates. Also not so! I actually have a very well stocked kitchen with a large variety of cookware, small appliances, and kitchen gadgets. But alas…I do not own a waffle iron…I didn't own a waffle iron before living in my 5th wheel either, but happily the recipe for "Maple-Pecan Waffles" (page 517) states that you can use this same batter to make pancakes if you like. So I did! What an easy recipe, just basic pancake batter with the addition of ground pecans and pure maple syrup. (I also chose to add a few blueberries, easy to do by just popping a few berries onto the batter after ladling onto the hot skillet.) These delicious pancakes are wonderful topped with warm maple or blueberry syrup at the table, and even sprinkling on a few more pecans if you want, as the recipe suggests.

Keeping it "McDougall Friendly" checklist:
  • Use whole wheat flour, or whole wheat pastry flour instead of all-purpose (white) flour.
  • Omit the melted margarine when preparing the batter - you won't even miss it!


  1. What do you mean, you don't have one of those paper plate dispensers mounted underneath your kitchen cupboards!?!?

    Those pancakes look good. We actually have a waffle iron in our Class A... heh. We just bought a bag of pecans at Costco for a holiday treat, I should chop some up and add them to waffles :) Thanks for the inspiration!

    Lovely plate in your photo, btw.


    1. Hahaha! I know, right Danielle? I guess we should put the paper plate dispenser on our Christmas list! ;-)
      Thanks for dropping by and the compliment on the photo, I appreciate it!
      Maybe one day we'll get a waffle iron, that should go on the list too!!

  2. Look very tempting Becky, and presented on such a charming plate!

    1. Thanks Jennifer! They were very, very good! (And, I think the pretty plate makes them even better!) :-)