Renee's Kitchen Adventures

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Golden Honey Waffles


Waffles....whenever I tell the kids I am going to make waffles in the morning...I think of donkey in the movie Shrek.  :)  

This recipe, without a doubt, is one of my favorite "from scratch" waffle recipes.  It makes waffles that are crispy on the outside, but light and fluffy on the inside.  I don't like recipes that produce heavy dense waffles.  The secret to the lightness of these waffles lies in whipping up the egg whites and gently folding them into the batter. 

I've tweaked the original recipes I had merged in order to make these so much, I'm just going to call this version my own.  I once had the pleasure of making Belgium waffles with an exchange student from Belgium, and this recipe produces waffles close to the recipe she had gotten from her mother. 

I have a Belgium waffle maker, so it makes my waffles thick and round...but I think this recipe would work in any waffle iron. 

In my house, I double the recipe...so we have leftovers.  We tend to fight over who gets to eat the leftovers because they are so good.  I've reheated them in a regular toaster and in the oven to revive the crispy exteriors,  but if I am in a hurry, I just nuke them...they come out soft and fluffy.

Serve these yummy waffles with fresh fruit, honey sweetened whipped cream, maple syrup, or chocolate sauce...or just eat them plain!  

Whip the egg whites until they are nice and stiff


Golden Honey Waffles


Servings - 8   Serving size - 1 waffle made with 1/2 cup batter ( or 1/2 waffle made with 1 cup batter)   Points Plus per serving - 5 Points+
Calories - 183.4,   Total Fat - 7.4g,   Carb. - 23.8g,   Protein - 5.9g,   Fiber - 0.6g

1 1/3 cup all purpose flour
4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp fresh ground nutmeg
2 eggs, separated
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
2 TBS honey
1 1/2 cups skim milk
1/2 cup low fat buttermilk

1.  Heat waffle iron while preparing batter.  Heat iron according to manufacturers directions.

2.  In large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder and nutmeg.  

3.  In med mixing bowl, add egg whites and beat with electric mixer until stiff peaks form.  Set aside. 

4.  In small bowl, or 4 cup glass measure, combine skim milk, buttermilk, honey, unsalted butter and egg yolks.  Pour this mixture into the flour mixture and mix well with whisk.  

5.  Gently fold in the whipped egg whites until mostly combined.  Batter will become light and fluffy as you add the egg whites in.  

6.  Cook waffles in waffle iron following manufactures directions. Use the amount of batter your waffle iron suggests per waffle.  Use the above nutrition information as a guide.    I use ample amounts of cooking spray between each waffle to help with release.  (My waffle iron takes about 1 cup of batter per waffle, so a serving size for me is 1/2 waffle.)  To keep waffles warm and crispy while making them, I keep ones that are done in a warm oven, right on the oven rack, while I finish using all the batter. 

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Honestly, the BEST waffles ever.  Really.  Portion control can be an issue.  

Consider yourself warned....

This Fresh Blueberry Sauce would taste awesome on some Golden Honey Waffles!

  
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10 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness Renee those do look fabulous. Not bad on calories for a carb either. Portion control would be an issue for me - the carbs have been calling my name lately!

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  2. Excellent recipe. And yes, portion control would definitely be an issue with me.

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  3. I love a good waffle! These look superb:)

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  4. I cracked up at the Shrek reference. Have a great day Renee!

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  5. These look good, need to get me a waffle iron!

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  6. I was just craving waffles the other day. These look and sound great! I just wanted to stop by (a bit late) to say thank you for participating in Veronica's fundraiser for myself. I look forward to getting to know you and I appreciate what you are doing...thank you!!

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    1. I'm happy to help out Suzie! I look forward to getting to know you as well...and wish you the best of luck! I will post a link to the bake sale here on my blog once Veronica gets it up and running! Take care!

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  7. These look so yummy! My husbands favorite breakfast is waffles so I will have to try these! I would love if you would come share it at my new linky party, FriDays Made Sweet! at CupcakesWithSPrinkles.blogspot.com

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