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Old 01-08-2012, 06:27 PM   #1
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Default Can anyone help me troubleshoot Sue Gregg's blender waffle recipe?

If you've made them, do you end up with crunchy bits in the batter? It must be unground grains, but I can't imagine why they're not ground up completely.

FWIW, I use my super-awesome better-than-a-blender food processor instead of a blender, and I run it just about forever before and after soaking. I'm making pancakes, not waffles, but I don't think that's where the problem lies. I've done it twice, once with buckwheat and brown rice, and once with buckwheat and amaranth, and had the problem both times.
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Old 01-09-2012, 04:26 PM   #2
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Old 01-09-2012, 05:01 PM   #3
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I have made them and I get no crunchy bits. I have a Vitamix.

The only thing I could think is the food processor is missing things. I have a good food processor, but if I want something really smooth I have to use the vitamix. Grains are so small that I don't think my processor would do the job in the same way.
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Old 01-09-2012, 08:28 PM   #4
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Default Re: Can anyone help me troubleshoot Sue Gregg's blender waffle recipe?

I don't have a blender - I use the food processor for everything, and I really don't have room for another appliance. Guess I'll have to go back to using flours and beans, then.
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Old 01-11-2012, 12:14 PM   #5
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Default Re: Can anyone help me troubleshoot Sue Gregg's blender waffle recipe?

I don't know.

Maybe you could try a batch after soaking the grains a lot longer, to make them softer.

Or you could try soaked oats. We soak oats and eat them the next morning, plain, without cooking. They get very soft. Steel cut, or definitely flaked oatmeal should grind okay. And then with a smaller grain like amaranth, it might work.
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any success? I make them in the food processor and dont' have any problems. what grains do you use?
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Old 03-03-2013, 06:52 PM   #7
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Are you talking about the finished pancakes?
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Default Re: Can anyone help me troubleshoot Sue Gregg's blender waffle recipe?

Wow! Antique thread!

I gave up on this a long time ago.

But yes, I always had crunchy bits in my finished pancakes which I could only assume was unground grain. I borrowed a blender from my mom. I should give this another try sometime.
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When I didn't want the crunch I used fresh wheat flour. Easy for the baby to eat.
I love these they are such a yummy breakfast.
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Default Re: Can anyone help me troubleshoot Sue Gregg's blender waffle recipe?

We're gluten-free, so no wheat for us.
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