It’s only Thursday and I feel that I’ve lived several weeks in just a few short days. It’s been one of those weeks where life gives you unexpected twists and turns. I’ve even struggled to get healthy meals on the table. Thank goodness I made these waffles this past weekend so I haven’t had to think about breakfast.
I made a large batch of whole wheat waffles on Sunday and then put the rest in the freezer. In the mornings, I heat them up in the oven as we run around getting ready for the day. So despite the craziness that life has handed us this week, I’m sending everyone off with a nutritious breakfast.
These waffles are light and fluffy with a crisp exterior – you’ll never know they are whole wheat. The waffles wouldn’t be complete without a generous pouring of maple syrup. My favorite is Coombs Family Farms Grade B maple syrup. I always cringe when I see the price of maple syrup at the store, but now, no longer! I signed up for a regular shipment of this sweet syrup through Amazon for only $16.80 for 32 ounces! That’s one heck of a price my friend. (I’m not receiving any compensation for plugging this company.)
Whole Wheat Waffles
Adapted from Christopher Kimball’s The Cook’s Bible
2 1/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour
2 tablespoons cornmeal
3/4 teaspoon sea salt
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
2 large eggs, separated
1 3/4 cups buttermilk
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
Preheat waffle iron.Whisk flour, cornmeal, sea salt and baking soda in a mixing bowl. Whisk egg yolks with buttermilk and melted butter. Beat egg whites until they hold a stiff peak. Add egg yolk mixture slowly to dry ingredients while stirring with a spatula until just mixed together (there will still be lumps and maybe a few patches of flour). Gently fold in the egg whites until just mixed together. (It’s important not to over mix).
Using a ladle, spoon batter onto waffle iron and cook until deep brown. Serve immediately.
If you are cooking for a crowd, simply preheat the oven to 200°F and place a cooling rack on top of a baking sheet. When the waffles are cooked place them on the cooling rack/baking sheet and place in the oven to keep warm.
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