Sunday, October 16, 2011

Buttermilk Harvest Waffles

2 cups flour (I used a non-bleached all-purpose high-fiber)
1 tbsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. ground ginger
1 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 large eggs
1/4 cup olive oil (or other oil of your choice)
2 cups plain low-fat yogurt (or 2 cups buttermilk)
1/4 cup agave nectar or honey or 5 tbsp. sugar (I used agave nectar)
3/4 cup pumpkin, applesauce, or mashed over-ripe bananas

Mix all wet ingredients together in a mixer until smooth. Add combined dry ingredients until blended well. I added a small amount of water to the mix as the flour I used was a little extra dense and also I used yogurt in place of the liquid buttermilk.

Spray the waffle iron and add batter per your waffle maker instructions. Cook and serve with real maple syrup and butter. My girls like powdered sugar on theirs. It would also be great with an apple-pie filling topping. I used applesauce when I made them but I think pumpkin would be really good too. Next time!