An odd tradition in our house is to eat waffles on Oscar night! I’m not sure how it started… The best part for me is that I can bypass menu planning to celebrate and watch the red carpet. The only thing I did this year is pick a new waffle recipe to try. 🙂
These waffles were SO easy to make- the eggs aren’t even separated. I honestly couldn’t tell the difference! This recipe was adapted from the New York Times, contributed by Melissa Clark. I added whole wheat flour and blueberries. I used buttermilk instead of yogurt as well. I doubled the recipe, after all, it was dinner. The leftover waffles were delicious reheated in the toaster. I hope it’s not bad to eat waffles for breakfast the morning after eating them for dinner!
Yield: about 10 waffles
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, more for waffle iron
- 1 cup/120 grams all-purpose flour
- 1 cup/120 grams whole wheat flour
- 1 tablespoon/15 grams granulated or brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon/8 grams baking powder
- 1 teaspoon/5 grams fine sea salt
- ½ teaspoon/3 grams baking soda
- 1 cup plain yogurt, buttermilk, or sour cream
- 1 cup milk (I used 1 percent)
- 4 large eggs
- 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries, optional
- pure maple syrup, for serving
- Melt butter either on the stove or in the microwave. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together buttermilk, milk, melted butter, and eggs.
- Fold wet ingredients into dry ingredients.
- Fold in blueberries, if using.
- Preheat a waffle iron and, using a pastry brush or paper towel, lightly coat with butter. (I used cooking oil spray.)
- Cook waffles (using about 1/2 cup batter per waffle) until golden and crisp. (I cook them for 5 minutes.) Butter the iron in between batches as needed.
- Serve waffles immediately as they are ready, or keep them warm in a 200 degree oven or warming drawer until ready to serve.
Note: If you don’t have yogurt (or sour cream or buttermilk), substitute another 1 cup of milk mixed with 1 tablespoon lemon juice or vinegar.
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