It was not surprising to see my husband making waffles recently--but it was surprising to see the batter in the blender. Turns out he was making his mom's recipe that she made while he was growing up--and thanks to his mom, who gave me permission to post the recipe on the blog:
Whole Wheat Waffles
1 cup wheat
1 cup milk
Blend wheat and milk in blender 2-3 minutes.
Add another 1/2 cup milk. Blend another 2-3 minutes.
Add 2 eggs and 1/2 cup oil (scant).
1 tbs. sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 teaspoons baking powder
Blend for about 1 minute. Pour from blender onto hot waffle iron.
Yeah, I was impressed. I love recipes where you just start with the wheat kernels and work from there. The only thing we would do differently, and that didn't make this recipe the biggest hit with the children, was the fact that there was some crunch to the waffles--not a lot, just some of the kernels were not as well blended as they could have been, so we would blend the wheat a little more, as my husband's mother suggested. The waffles were tasty, though... :)
If you try them, hope you enjoy!