European Whole-Grain Waffles
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The smell of fresh waffles on any given morning is just irresistible! Waffles are a special treat for our family and any leftovers get reheated in a toaster and enjoyed just as much.
Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: European, American
  • 2 Cups Flour *See notes for whole-grain version
  • ½ teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1½ teaspoon Baking Powder
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • ½ Cup Buttermilk**
  • 2 Eggs, separated
  • 4 Tablespoons Butter, melted and cooled**
  • ¾-1 Cup Milk**
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
Ingredients for Strawberry Vanilla Sauce
  • 1 Pint Fresh or frozen Strawberries
  • 1 Vanilla Bean, split lengthwise
  • ¼ Cup Cane Sugar
  • ½ teaspoon lemon juice
  1. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  2. In a separate bowl combine the yolks, buttermilk, baking soda, milk, melted butter and vanilla extract.
  3. Fold the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients.
  4. Beat the egg whites till foamy and holds soft peaks when the beaters raised.
  5. Gently fold the whipped whites into the rest of the batter. If the batter doesn’t spread evenly, you may need to add a little more milk.
  6. Scoop into a preheated waffle maker. The amount will vary, depending on what kind of waffle maker you have. This recipe will work for a standard waffle maker as well as a Belgium waffle maker.
  7. To make the strawberry sauce: If using frozen strawberries place them into a medium saucepan. Add sugar and let sit for 15-30 minutes. If using fresh strawberries then skip this step. Add the split vanilla bean and scrap out the seeds.
*I use light flavored grains like soft white, millet, sorghum, barley, oats, rice.
** I have successfully replaced the milk and buttermilk with dairy-free options like nut milks. The butter can be replaced with any favorite oil.
Also the buttermilk can be replaced with kefir.
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