I usually make waffles and pancakes out of a box mix but lately I've been frustrated with the box mix because the little closey/open tab thing annoys me so i decided to make the waffles from scratch. I remembered that Alton Brown had an episode about making waffles and i wanted to try it out. So, I went to foodnetwork.com and got the Basic Waffle Recipe (only after reading the reviews to see if i should change anything or not even make them).
They were really fun to make and my mom, dad, sister, and mom's co-worker seem to really like them. I haven't eaten them yet because it was too late for breakfast for me, but I might have them for dessert later tonight....if there's any left that is.
the batter :)
I had to hurry with this one because i didn't want it to cook on one side more than the other.
Doesn't it look magnificent?
adapted from Alton Brown's basic waffle recipe
makes 6 8" round waffles (I got 10 6" round waffles)
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
3 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
3 large eggs
1/4 cup butter, melted
2 cups room temperature buttermilk (I used low fat and it wasn't room temperature)
vegtable oil spray for greasing
- Preheat your waffle maker
- In a medium bowl whisk together the flours, salt, sugar, baking powder, and baking soda. In a separate bowl mix together the melted butter and the eggs together until well blended, then add the buttermilk.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until combined. Then add the vanilla and the ground cinnamon and gently stir. Let the batter rest for 5 minutes.
- Ladle batter onto greased waffle maker and cook until both sides or a golden brown. Serve immediately or keep in an oven at 200 degrees F until ready to serve.
Calories 189.6 Total Fat 6.8 g Saturated Fat 3.7 g Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5 g Monounsaturated Fat 2.1 g Cholesterol 78.2 mg Sodium 415.8 mg Potassium 121.5 mg Total Carbohydrate 25.6 g Dietary Fiber 0.7 g Sugars 6.2 g Protein 6.1 g