I use to make this waffle recipe all the time with leftover buttermilk. I never liked it was too soggy/not crispy on the outside and tender on the inside like buttermilk waffles should be. Plus it was very time consuming with whipping up the egg white and lots of dirty dishes. ( I do tons of cooking and almost opened my own bakery and restaurant and studied baking in NYC. So cooking is a big part of my life.) Then I searched for a better low fat waffle recipe. I found out it is the oil that makes it crispy which this only has one tablespoon to keep it light. Sugar makes it caramelize . I found a 100 calorie Belgian waffle recipe on spark people plus you can put everything in the blender, switch the skim milk to buttermilk. I added 3 tablespoons of sugar instead of 3 teaspoon and 2 tablespoons of vanilla, switched the oil for butter .The spark people recipe has less fat and calories than this recipe even with the modifications I made.
Okay, I am used to eating Marian Cunningham's Whole Wheat Buttermilk Waffles, which have 3/4C. oil. That is why they are so tasty and crispy! But, that said, I know these waffles are much more healthful. They are good, although they are a little on the dry side. They taste a lot like meringue. In fact, they taste similar to a fortune cookie. They even come out of the waffle iron shiny! We ate them with pure maple syrup, but they would be much better topped with strawberries and a little whipped cream. Oh yeah, we used regular buttermilk...have never seen non-fat buttermilk in this one-horse town!
Made these exactly as specified (with vanilla). Cooked in my restaurant style Belgium waffle maker. They are perfect - crispy outside and fluffy inside. This recipe is better than the one that came with the waffle maker which included over 8 oz of butter. This is a keeper!
I substituted whole wheat flour for white all purpose flour as I didn't have any in the pantry. Waffles were nice, fluffy inside, crispy on the outside & very light. Will definitely keep this recipe!
Excellent waffles This recipe was great! I made it as written. It was so delicious that I definitely ate one too many waffles. Compared to my usual recipe that includes 1/2 a cup of oil, these tasted as good or better. Give them a try! Pros: more protein Cons: lots of dishes
aka Clear-Conscience WafflesThese are the same as the Clear-Conscience Waffles from the Eating Well Recipe Rescue Cookbook.
aka Clear-Conscience Waffles These are the same as the Clear-Conscience Waffles from the Eating Well Recipe Rescue Cookbook.