Jerico’s Maple Cinnamon Waffles

The story of Jerico Roman touched many people around the world, including us here at Nature’s Path.

Nine year old Jerico is living with autism and struggles with extreme oral aversion. The only food he has been able to accept has been Nature’s Path Maple Cinnamon Waffles.

Unfortunately, that particular brand of waffles was discontinued several months ago.

Jerico’s mom, Jenna, took to social media, asking for help in finding more waffles. After hearing about Jerico’s story, we searched North America for any remaining supply. We were able to track down our last 8 cases at our freezer warehouse in Illinois, and had them shipped up to Vancouver. We then personally delivered them to Jenna & Jerico.

But it got us thinking, what would happen when Jerico ran out of waffles? These were the last waffles ever produced.

So our incredible Research & Development Team set about recreating the recipe, so Jenna could make the waffles for Jerico at home.

This is more difficult than it sounds, as some commercial ingredients are not available at the grocery store, and we wanted to be sure Jenna could easily find everything she needed for the recipe. Then the amounts had to be adjusted, but the Team was determined to get just right! Over several weeks, they repeatedly tested and tweaked the recipe and now feel they have developed a home recipe that tastes just like our commercial Cinnamon Maple Waffles.

We hope you enjoy!
The Team at Nature’s Path

  • Makes 6 large waffles or 16 mini waffles
  • 10 mins prep, 8 mins cook 18 mins total

Ingredients:

Dry Ingredients: 

  • 1 ⅔ cup whole wheat flour 
  • 4 tbsp wheat bran
  • 1 tbsp oat bran
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp corn starch
  • ½ tsp salt 

Wet Ingredients: 

  • 6 tbsp maple syrup 
  • 2 tbsp grapeseed oil 
  • 1 ½ cups water 
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar

Directions:

  1. Heat waffle iron and set to 185-190°C (The knob would be turned about 2/3 towards max).
  2. Measure out dry and wet ingredients into separate bowls.
  3. Add wet ingredients to dry and mix with a spatula until incorporated (without over mixing). The batter will look a bit lumpy after mixing.
  4. Spray iron with cooking spray.
  5. Pour the batter onto the center of the griddle.
  6. Cook for 8-9 minutes (or until steam no longer exits the waffle iron). The timing may differ depending on temperature of the waffle iron.
  7. Enjoy them hot or freeze and reheat when ready to consume!