There is one staple that we have quite often in our freezer. Belgian Waffles! Belgian Waffles made with buttermilk, egg whites and olive oil! On a cold winter morning it's great to take them out of the freezer and quickly microwave to enjoy for breakfast.
Now, while preparing the batter I use a little less sugar, baking powder and baking soda. We do not prefer to have a lot of salt in the foods we enjoy, so I usually reduce it when cooking. Now, I also add (2 shakes each of) Cinnamon, Nutmeg and Cloves from my Spice Rack to the batter.
If I have an overripe banana in the fruit bowl, I mash it first and also add it in. They become Banana Belgian Waffles. With or without a mashed banana, Belgian Waffles are so yummy! Sometimes we enjoy them with defrosted strawberries and at other times with maple syrup! If you have not enjoyed them at breakfast for a while, put it on your list of things to do!
makes about 8 waffles
1 + 3/4 Cup King Arthur Unbleached Flour
2 teaspoons Sugar
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
1/8 teaspoon Salt
2 shakes of Cinnamon, Nutmeg and Cloves from containers in my Spice Rack
1 Whole Egg + 2 Egg Whites
1 + 3/4 Cup Buttermilk or 1 Cup Buttermilk + 3/4 Cup Milk
1/2 Cup Olive Oil for sauteing & baking
2 teaspoons Vanilla
PAM- to spray Waffle Maker
- In a large bowl combine all dry ingredients.
- In a smaller bowl beat 1 Whole Egg + 2 Egg Whites until well combined.
- Add Buttermilk (+ Milk if using), Olive Oil and Vanilla to beaten Egg + Whites. Combine.
- Add liquid ingredients to dry ingredients.
- Stir together until almost smooth.
- Spray Belgian Waffle Maker with PAM before preheating. Spray only before making 1st Waffle.
- When Waffle Maker is hot, scoop 2/3 Cup batter to make Waffle.
- Close lid of Waffle Maker.
- Cook 2- 3 Minutes until steam stops. (My Waffle Maker beeps when cooked.)
- Carefully open lid and remove.
- Continue until batter is used.