Last week, I was going to go shopping, and was looking forward to getting a pretzel at Auntie Anne's in the mall. I ended up not going shopping, and came home and made my own pretzels. (Recipe HERE.)
Well, I've been trying to eat better, and so to justify eating pretzels, I thought I'd add some wheat flour to the recipe, to make it a tad bit healthier. I substituted one cup of whole wheat flour for white flour, and the pretzels were still wonderful.
I do this often to most recipes. Even in my baked goods. Even my chocolate chip cookies and brownies. Really, you can't even tell in some recipes.
I usually start off small the first time I add wheat flour to a recipe, just to see how much it changes the taste. Then, the next time I make a recipe I can adjust accordingly.
I personally prefer white whole wheat flour. It isn't quite as dense, but still the same health benefits. The only downside is it's more expensive, so if it ever goes on sale I buy a lot. But, it rarely does.
Anyway, if you haven't already, don't be afraid to try it! The only thing I haven't liked it in was crepes! It turned crepes into pancakes.
Do you have good recipes using your whole wheat flour? Feel free to share them with me!!