Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Yup- pecan waffles. Fabulous and delicious.
I made a batch on Sunday last week when my daughter had a friend sleeping over our house. The next morning I made these waffles. They were gobbled up pretty quickly.
I made them again on Monday so I could freeze them for some quick toaster breakfasts for the week. I realized when I went to make them on Monday that I completely omitted one major ingredient... butter. Yeah, I know. Like a stick of it. Yup. They were good without it. Toasted up nice so I made the second batch without it too- this time on purpose. With a stick of butter being gone, it completely changed the calorie count. They are about at 95 calories a piece. Depending on how big your waffle iron is. We ended up with 13 of them. If you used the stick of butter- it almost doubles the calories.
Based largely on this recipe from King Arthur Flour's Baking Companion.
1 3/4 cup all purpose, unbleached flour
12 ounces ( 1 1/2 cups) buttermilk
1 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup pecan meal
Mix dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, mix wet ingredients. Mix the two together. Pour by half cup fulls into waffle pan. Mine took 3.30 minutes to get done.