Saturday, May 12, 2012

Buttermilk Waffles

These are 100% whole grain, but they look like they're made from white flour!  

1 c. white wheat pastry grains
2 c. buttermilk
2 eggs
2 T melted butter or olive oil
1/2 tsp vanilla 
2- 3 T honey or sucanat 
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder 
1/2 tsp salt

The night before you want to eat waffles, put 1 c. white wheat pastry grains  into 2 c. buttermilk (if your buttermilk is super thick, use 1-1/2 c buttermilk & 1/2 cup water.)  Blend in powerful blender (like blendtec) for about 2 minutes, or until smooth.  Let sit for at least 7 hrs in the covered blender.

When you're ready to cook the waffles, preheat the waffle irons.  Add the eggs, oil, vanilla and honey.  Blend until mixed.  You want a good vortex going in the middle, so add more water if necessary.  Mix together the baking soda, baking powder & salt.  Turn the blender on low speed and pour in the dry mix slowly.  Once it is added, turn off the blender and let it sit for 5 minutes.

Spray the waffle irons with oil.  Pour batter in and cook for 2.5 to 3 minutes.