Mary Hamilton's Incredible Whole Grain Waffles

Mary L. Hamilton grew up at a youth camp in southern Wisconsin, much like the setting for her Rustic Knoll Bible Camp series. Book 1, Hear No Evil, was a 2012 semi-finalist in ACFW’s Genesis contest, and won awards in the Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writers Conference and the Cat 5 contest. The series continues with the recent release of Book 2, Speak No Evil. While raising her own three children, Mary was active in youth ministry--hosting small group Bible studies, pancake suppers and breakfast with her special recipe waffles. When she’s not writing, Mary loves knitting, the outdoors and nature. She and her husband make their home in TX with a rescued Golden Retriever. Learn more about Mary and her writing at

Mary’s Latest Book Release: SPEAK NO EVIL

Book 2 Rustic Knoll Bible Camp series

Having his younger sister at camp was a pain, but Taylor Dixon never expected the pain would go so deep.

At 15, Taylor dreams of getting his driver’s license and driving racecars when he’s older. Only his younger sister, Marissa, believes in his dreams, but her adventurous spirit keeps landing him in trouble. Dad predicts he’s heading for the same jail cell as his once-favored older brother and refuses to let Taylor get his license unless he stays out of trouble.

Taylor returns to Rustic Knoll Bible Camp expecting softball, swimming and sermons. Then he discovers a classic Mustang in the camp’s machine shed, and the owner’s invitation to help restore it fuels his dream of driving racecars. But when Marissa falls for his snobbish cabin mate, the ensuing war of words and pranks escalates until it threatens to destroy both the car and his dreams for the future.

Will Taylor fulfill Dad’s prediction? Or will the message of the old Mustang’s engine set him free from the prison he built himself? View the Video Trailer HERE.

Mary Hamilton's Incredible Whole Grain Waffles

1/3 cup quick-cooking oats
½ cup all purpose flour
½ cup corn meal
¾ cup whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 eggs
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons lemon juice + enough milk to equal 2 cups
1 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat waffle iron.In a large bowl, mix together dry ingredients. Add eggs, milk and lemon juice mixture, vanilla and vegetable oil and whisk just until all ingredients are mixed. Drop by ladleful onto hot, greased waffle iron and cook until lightly browned.

Best when topped with peanut butter, applesauce, maple syrup and sprinkled with a few mini chocolate chips. Makes 24 waffles.

(Pancake variation: The same recipe can be used for pancakes but substituting 2 cups regular buttermilk for the milk/lemon juice mixture will make a nice thick batter that results in fluffy pancakes. Because the batter is so much thicker, the recipe will make fewer pancakes.)

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