The recipe is from the leaflet that came with the Nordic Ware waffle iron that I bought from eBay. I tweaked the recipe a little by substituting oatmeal for half of the flour and by adding a little sugar. Result? Belgian oatmeal waffles.
- 4 eggs separated
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
- 3 tablespoons butter or margarine you can substitute butter-flavored Crisco, melted and cooled
- 1/2 cups flour
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar I use muscovado
- 1/2 cup instant oatmeal the flavored ones are great for this recipe
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup skim milk
In a bowl, whisk together the oatmeal, flour and salt.
Beat the egg yolks until very light. Stir in the sugar, vanilla essence and melted butter or margarine (or substitute). Add the flour-oatmeal mixture and the milk. Mix until blended.
Beat the egg whites until stiff (stiff peaks stage, not soft peaks stage) and fold into the flour mixture.
Pour about a cup to a cup and a half into the waffle iron, depending on the size of the iron. Cook until no steam escapes from the waffle iron.
These waffles are soft inside but crisp outside. Whipped cream and jam are the traditional accompaniments for waffles but try having them with fruit-flavored yogurt for a change. Delicious, believe me.