Waffles for Mother's Day

Waffles are like pancakes with special flavor cubby holes. And these particular waffle cubbies pack in a lot of flava. Naw mean? Of course you do.

They've got a lot of stuff that's good for you: whole wheat, oats, good fats (coconut)...so you can feel good making these for yourself after a night out. At the opera.

Or you could make them for your mom. Because Sunday is Mother's Day. Which you knew, of course.

So after you roll home from the opera at the wee hours of the morning, surprise mom with these amazing flavor cubby holes.

Oat and Whole Wheat Waffles with Fruit and Nuts

What You Need:

A waffle maker (gifted by your boss or bought by your own self. Either works)

2 1/2 cups warm (about 100 degrees) almond milk

2 tablespoons sugar

1 teaspoon active dry yeast

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

1 cup whole wheat flour

1/2 cup old-fashioned oats

1/2 cup shredded coconut

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons baking powder

3 egg whites

2 egg yolks

3/4 cup fresh blueberries

1/2 cup slivered almonds for garnish

What To Do:

Mix the almond milk, sugar and yeast in a medium bowl. Let it stand until it becomes foamy (this is the yeast working its magic) - about 10 minutes.

Mix both flours, oats, coconut, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in a large bowl.

Add the yeast mixture and stir to blend it all together. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour. You can also leave it to chill overnight so you will be ready for hungry brunchers in the morning.

Separate the eggs, setting aside two of the egg yolks. Mix these two yolks into the batter.

Put the three egg whites in large bowl and with a hand held mixer beat them until they are white and foamy and peaks form (ex: when you lift up the beaters the egg foam will stand up).

Fold the egg whites into the batter with a spatula.

Heat up your waffle iron and spray it with a non stick spray (you can also use butter). When it is hot enough, pour the batter into the iron. Cook until the waffle iron gives you the green light (literally). Your waffles should be golden brown.

Serve with extra blueberries, slivered almonds and maple syrup.

Don't let mom clean up the mess. That's not cool, even if you were at the opera all night.