Friday, March 26, 2010

Waffles!

Remember conversations in high school?

Do you think he likes me?
Yeah, like totally.  He just looked at you again!  You're sooo going to get married.

Ok,  I don't really remember the specifics of high school conversation, but I can tell you
I'm so glad times change!  

I love my grown-up friends who like to talk about things that are exciting and interesting to me! 
The Bible!  Recipes!  Shopping!  Children!  Gardening!  Reading!

The other day, my good friend Lydia asked if I'd tried the waffle recipe in the new Everyday Food.  
She highly recommended it, so I added it to my "recipes to try" list!

Well, according to our local toy store, yesterday was National Waffle Day!
I'd never miss an opportunity to celebrate *waffles*!
And I had a new healthy recipe waiting to be tried!  
It was a win * win situation! 

Yogurt Waffles
3/4 c. unbleached flour
1/2 c. whole-wheat flour
1/2 c. rolled oats (not quick-cooking)
3/4 tsp. coarse salt
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 c. packed light-brown sugar
3 T. melted butter
3 large eggs
1 1/2 c. plain, low-fat yogurt

In a large bowl, whisk together flours, oats, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.  In another bowl, whisk together brown sugar, butter, eggs, and yogurt until smooth.  Stir egg mixture into flour mixture and mix well to combine.  Let batter sit 15 minutes.

(Hello Kitty Waffles...we're classy like that.  Actually I really needed a new waffle maker and this one was on clearance.  I'm cheap!)
Heat waffle iron according to manufacturer's instructions; brush with melted butter.  Pour 1/2 c. batter onto iron and close; cook until waffle is golden brown and crisp, about 3 minutes.  Transfer to a wire rack set on a baking sheet and place in low-temperature oven to keep warm, repeat with remaining batter.  Makes 6 waffles.
 Kitties for the kiddies!
 Somewhat normal looking waffles for the grown-ups!

Sweet Mac gave these waffles a thumbs up!

5 comments:

peter marie said...

They look super yummy!! I like how you find all those fun days to celebrate!

H-Mama said...

i managed to get national pancake day, but not waffle day? how did that happen? your recipe looks great... we'll have to give it a try, but i need to buy a waffle iron first. maybe hello kitty? ;)

Nikkers said...

I love waffles. We may have to give it a try.

une autre mère said...

Nothin' beats Hello Kitty waffles! Those look yummy!

Elizabeth said...

This just made me laugh from start to finish - the high school conversation; the Hello Kitty waffle maker...and the word "waffle". When we were growing up we obviously couldn't say bad words so we used funny every-day words when we wanted to call someone a bad name or refer to something gross - and "waffle" was one of those key words. I have no idea why I am offering this information on your blog, sorry. Cute post and can't wait to try the *waffle* recipe!!