I've been on a waffle kick lately. It began two weeks ago when I spotted whole wheat waffles on a Men's Health list of foods for fat loss. These waffles are hearty and crunchy and sweet. Pure maple syrup is a must. And while Men's Health probably doesn't sanction butter as a topping, I certainly do! Recipe below.
- 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
- 3 tbsp sugar
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 4 tbsp unsalted butter, melted and cooled
- 1 tsp pure maple syrup
- 2 eggs, separated
- 1 1/2 cups whole milk
- Coat the inside of a waffle iron with nonstick cooking spray or a neutral cooking oil. Turn on waffle iron and allow it to heat while you make the batter.
- Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a batter bowl.
- Beat the egg yolks until smooth and then stir into the milk and maple syrup.
- In a seperate bowl or in the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the egg whites until shiny and stiff. Set aside. You will add them at the very end.
- Pour the egg yolk/milk into the dry ingredients. Stir until well-combined, then stir in the cooled melted butter.
- Gently fold in the egg whites. It's fine to have a few small lumps of egg whites in the batter.
- Pour a half cup of batter onto the hot waffle iron. The device should have a light that changes color when the waffle is done - about 60-90 seconds. Cook until brown and crunchy. Serve immediately with pure maple syrup and toppings of your choice.
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