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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Whole Wheat Orange Waffles

Last night we bough a waffle maker. This morning I made waffles.

Adapted from the Basic Belgian and Standard Waffles recipe in The No-Salt, Lowest-Sodium Baking Book:

1 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup non-fat milk
1 teaspoon white vinegar
1/4 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
1 teaspoon natural vanilla extract
1 large egg, separated
1 tablespoon natural sugar

I used Pyrex liquid measuring pitchers to make this recipe. The 1 cup and 4 cup sizes.

1. In the 1 cup pitcher, pour the milk and vinegar. Let sit for ~5 minutes while assembling the other ingredients.
2. Measure out 1 cup of flour in the 4 cup pitcher.
3. Add the olive oil, baking powder, vanilla, and sugar. Mix until smooth.
4. Pour the milk mixture (buttermilk at this point) into the pitcher.
5. Measure out the Orange juice, and pour in as well.
6. Separate the egg, putting the white into the 1 cup pitcher and the yolk into the 4 cup.
7. Beat the egg white then fold into the batter until smooth. The batter is now ready. Feel free to add a little water if it seems too thick.
8. Cook in your waffle maker per the manufacturer's instructions.

I ate my waffles as they came off the iron. The first was a little soft, the 2nd was a little hard. The 3rd and 4th (my husband's) look like they are just about right. I ate mine with some Smart Balance and Pure Maple syrup. They had a very light orange flavor from the juice and they weren't too sweet. I am looking forward to experimenting more with the next batch of waffles.


Candace said...

I am trying to decide which recipe of yours I should make... :)

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