The quest for the best waffles in town

I got Chris a waffle iron for Winter Solstice and it’s been one of the most highly used kitchen tools all year. I’ve fiddled with the recipe a little every time and here’s the best of what I’ve come up with.

Buttermilk Waffles
Recipe from the Good Housekeeping Cookbook
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
4 tbsp melted butter
1 egg
2 cups buttermilk

Maple Waffles
Use the buttermilk recipe except
substitute the 2 cups of buttermilk for:
6 oz. Brown Cow Cream Top Maple yogurt
1 cup buttermilk

Greek Waffles
Use the buttermilk recipe except
substitute the 2 cups of buttermilk for:
6 oz. Greek Gods Honey yogurt
1 cup buttermilk

Banana Waffles
Use the buttermilk recipe except
substitute the egg for:
1 mashed banana
(feel free to add a handful of macadamia nuts)

Prep: in large bowl, combine dry ingredients. whisk in wet ingredients and whisk until most the lumps are gone. using a 1/3-1/2 cup measuring cup, pour batter into waffle iron (i set mine on 4-5). cook. serve immediately. if you want to serve the family all at the same time, store the waffles in an oven on warm making sure the waffles are set directly on the grate as to not get soggy. if they’re stored too long they will dry out.

As a side note: we usually make the greek or banana waffles. we like the density of the greek waffles. if you find that they’re too dense or don’t yield enough waffles, you can add more buttermilk. additionally, you don’t need to use buttermilk if you’re using yogurt (you can use whole milk) – we just like them the best with buttermilk.

And here’s a sneak peek on my latest knitting project. It’s the Oriental Lily dress for Elle boogie. A friend of mine through Ravelry knit one for her and I loved it so much I had to knit one for her myself. I’ll spill more details when it’s done blocking.



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4 responses to “The quest for the best waffles in town

  1. We’ll try the buttermilk ones!
    We’re big fans of waffles here. Our fave involves whole wheat flour and whipped egg whites. Divine!
    But we’re just getting really good at buttermilk pancakes. I think that buttermilk waffles are the obvious next step. Thanks!

  2. Yum on the waffles and the project!

  3. When I go to my little sister’s I always ask for her waffles for breakfast as she whips the egg whites and adds at the end. We will have to try some of the buttermilk and yogart ones… should delish.

  4. We had them tonight, the buttermilk recipe. They’re different from our old ones, but I like them better, for sure. We added cinnamon, and will try the banana ones next!