Thursday, February 24, 2011

Yogurt Waffles

Yogurt Waffles
{printable recipe here}
My husband loves breakfast. It makes sense since his nickname is Mr. Carbohydrate and most breakfast foods seem to be carb layered on carb. When I saw these gorgeous waffles on the lovely Whisk and a Spoon I knew they would make a great, easy weekend dinner. Please tell me you do breakfast for dinner too, right? Right? Well anyways, I like serving breakfast and calling it a decent meal because I don't love going to the grocery store, so occasionally I run out of regular "meat and potatoes" kind of meals. And for some reason my husband persists in being hungry every single night when he gets home from work. I omitted the spices hoping that he wouldn't miss the usual Bisquick. Nonetheless, he still prefers the boxed variety. But as for me and the little mouths I feed, we are going to stick with these waffles. Easy, yummy, and full of creamy, healthy plain yogurt. I served them with peanut butter and syrup (and fruit if you have it). Don't knock it till you try it. The peanut butter is all melty and delicious. Besides the inevitable sugar coma, it's a great dinner!

Yogurt Waffles
Yogurt Waffles
from Anne Strawberry
adapted from Fine Cooking via a Whisk and a Spoon
{printable recipe here}

9 oz. (2 cups) unbleached all-purpose flour
1/3 cup granulated sugar
2 tsp. ground cinnamon (I omitted this but will add it next time)
1-1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg (same as above)
1/8 tsp. ground cloves (same as above)
1-1/2 cups plain full-fat or low-fat yogurt
3/4 cup whole milk
2 large eggs, separated
3 Tbs. vegetable oil
1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract

Heat the oven to 200°F and heat a waffle iron, preferably a Belgian waffle iron. In a small bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, and cloves. In a large bowl, combine the yogurt, milk, egg yolks, vegetable oil, and vanilla.

In a medium bowl, with a wire whisk or electric hand mixer, beat the egg whites to soft peaks.
With a spatula, gently fold the dry ingredients into the yogurt mixture until just combined (the batter should be a little lumpy). Fold the whipped egg whites into the batter until just incorporated.

Brush the waffle iron with a little vegetable oil. Working in batches, cook the batter in the waffle iron according to the manufacturer’s instructions until crisp and golden. Set the waffles directly on the oven rack to keep warm. Do not stack them.

Serve the waffles with syrup and peanut butter (I freeze the extras and toast them later for an easy breakfast).

Irene's Maple Syrup
from Anne Strawberry
2 cups Sugar
2 cups Water
1/2 cup Dark Karo Syrup
1 teaspoon Maple extract
1 teaspoon Vanilla

Combine all ingredients in sauce pan, place over medium-high heat, and bring to a boil. Boil for five minutes and serve over pancakes. Store leftovers in a screw-top glass jar for a few weeks (reheat in the microwave or on the stove).

6 comments:

Holly said...

LOVE waffles!!! These look perfect especially with the addition of PB:)

Shey said...

oh my goodness my mouth is watering!!

LaNell said...

It's been too long since I had waffles with peanut butter and homemade syrup! I don't think I ever bought it from the store. Homemade is the only way to go. I think I'll have waffles for lunch!

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

Yum! My go to "I'm out of everyhing" meal is a spinach and feta (or whatever cheese is in the freezer) omlett. Had one last night actually. :)

Tia said...

hmmm home made syrup... another thing i would have nver considred making on my own before. thankx Buttercreambarbie

Ashley said...

Thanks for allowing me to share the recipe! It's on the blog tonight:
http://ashleyscookingadventures.blogspot.com/2011/03/yogurt-waffles.html