Almond Waffles

Almond Waffle

I have always dreamed of having a waffle maker. Well, I was online and what da know? Macy’s had a sale for a flip waffle maker. I instantly ordered it because I figured, with a flip waffle maker I could do no wrong. Well, I was right! This is the first waffle recipe I developed and it received rave reviews from myself and my friend. The waffles were soft on the inside, lightly crisp on the outside, and a perfect golden brown.  Chopped almonds add a nice subtle crunch to the inside as well.  Using less oil and 2% milk, this waffle is lighter than the average waffle, and sifting the flour made them airy and light. Such a new favorite of mine.  I wonder what kind of waffle to make next? Hummm….

Ingredients

1 3/4 cup wheat flour, white, unbleached, all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 Tbsp sugar
1/4 cup sliced almonds, chopped
3 eggs
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups 2% milk
1 tsp almond extract
1/4 cup maple syrup
powder sugar, optional
sliced fruit, optional

Preparation

Turn on waffle maker to heat up.

Sift flour and measure. Place measured flour in a large bowl. Add baking powder, salt, and sugar. Resift all dry ingredients mixture back into the bowl. Stir in almonds. Set aside.

In another bowl, beat eggs. Lightly beat in vegetable oil, milk and almond extract.

Make a well in the center of the sifted dry ingredients. Pour in the liquid ingredients and mix together. Stir until batter is lightly lumpy.

Lightly oil the waffle maker. Pour 3/4 cup of batter in the maker, and cook according to the waffle maker instructions.

Remove waffle and plate. Repeat 3 more times till all waffles are made. Serve waffles sprinkled with a touch of powdered sugar, drizzle of maple syrup and fresh fruit.

Nutrition Facts

Servings: 4
Serving size: 1/4 of recipe (7.9 ounces).
Calories 459.54

% Daily Value
Calories From Fat  139.13  30%
Total Fat 15.78g  24%
Saturated Fat  3.14g  16%

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