I must admit I have never made waffles. I really don’t care for them much myself, but the real reason was because I didn’t think I could do it. I was afraid to try. They would stick to the griddle, make a mess and probably taste terrible. Was I ever wrong!
My son Benjamin said he felt like having white chocolate chip waffles…could I make them…and I thought, “why not? I have been stepping outside my comfort zone quite a bit lately.
We have a Food Network griddle that has waffle plates also. I switched the plates and got ready to cook.
I looked through my trusty Betty Crocker cookbook and found a recipe…tweaked it a bit and made, what Benjamin says, were delicious waffles!
Cleanup was NOT bad either 🙂
Moral of my story and note to self…Be not afraid…
Here is my recipe—feel free to add your own flair!
1 cup whole grain flour
1 cup unbleached white flour* (or 2 cups total any combination of flours)
½ cup melted butter (Can use vegetable oil or margarine)
1 teaspoon sugar (I used organic unbleached cane)
1 ¾ cups buttermilk (or milk)
4 teaspoons baking powder (I use one with no aluminum)
½ teaspoon sea salt
White chocolate, butterscotch chip, berries or other chocolate
Maple syrup or chocolate sauce, if desired
Heat waffle iron. (I sprayed mine with cooking spray between batches) Beat eggs until fluffy, add buttermilk and butter. Combine dry ingredients, except chocolate and berries. Mix with egg mixture. Pour about 1/3 batter (about 1 ½ cups) from cup or pitcher onto center of hot waffle iron. Add desired amount of chocolate or berries and close lid. Bake until steaming stops m, about 5 minutes. Remove waffle carefully. Drizzle with real maple syrup or a bit of chocolate sauce and enjoy!
Makes about three 10 inch waffles at 715 calories each.
If using self-rising flour, omit baking powder & salt