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.
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.