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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Buttermilk Waffles

Nothing like an amazing breakfast to start off a long weekend!

What is your favourite breakfast? For me, it is usually something savory with eggs, bacon, sausages and good bread; however, I have taken a liking lately to pancakes and waffles, which my husband adores. Especially waffles, now that we have our own waffle iron. 

I got a waffle iron for my husband for Christmas. Unlike many households, who have an electric countertop waffle iron, I did not want yet another single use appliance sitting on our counter top. So I found a stove top waffle iron which is fantastic. Use it on the stove like a pan, then put it away. It takes very little space and it works great! No need to search for an electrical outlet or clear the counter to make space for it!

Combine this was a fantastic buttermilk waffle recipe, and you are laughing! And I have just the recipe. The waffles come out crisp on the outside and soft in the middle and are the perfect vessel for a myriad of toppings like maple syrup, fresh blueberries, or nutella. Oh, or you could serve with bacon and eggs on top. Yum yum!

Buttermilk Waffles 
Makes about 4 Large Waffles (Serves 2)

1 cup Flour 
1 cup Whole Wheat Flour*
2 tbsp Sugar 
2 tsp Baking Powder 
1 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Salt 
2 cups Buttermilk**
2 Eggs 
1/4 cup Butter, melted 
1 tsp Vanilla Extract 

A Few Notes:
 * As you probably know by now, I always use a portion whole wheat, but you could use all white or all whole wheat if you want
**If you don't have buttermilk, you can mix together 1 1/2 cups Skim milk, 1 cup Plain Yogurt, 1 tbsp White Vinegar and set aside for about 5 minutes.
In a large bowl, whisk together all dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, mix together the buttermilk (or yogurt mixture), eggs, melted butter and vanilla. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and whisk until just combined.

Spray the waffle iron with non-stick cooking spray and then on medium-high. Once hot, add the batter to the waffle iron and cook :) Enjoy with your favorite toppings.
If you have extra waffles, wrap and freeze them. They you can actually reheat them in the toaster! (or oven of course).

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