When I’m looking for a recipe, I don’t do anything fancy. I don’t consult the index of the 30+ cookbooks in my kitchen. I don’t page through the stack of CookingLight Magazines gathering dust on my shelf. I go to Google.
With most of a quart of low-fat buttermilk still in my fridge, I was getting nervous - I hate to not use up dairy products (we’ve discussed this before). Since my (Alton’s) cinnamon roll recipe only calls for 6 oz, I had the remainder of a quart hanging out on the door, taunting me every time I opened the fridge.
In Pittsburgh, I can’t seem to find buttermilk in any small quantity. I know you can make milk into buttermilk by adding vinegar, but I’ve yet to see someone turn buttermilk back to regular milk. Something has to be done.
Okay so that’s a little dramatic. But I wanted to use the buttermilk. And I wanted waffles – relatively healthy waffles. So I Googled “low-fat buttermilk waffles” and found a recipe from ingredients, inc. Does anyone read this blog? It looks great!
I took the basic recipe and made some adjustments, of course.
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup garbanzo bean flour (I’m kind of obsessed)
1 Tbsp Splenda blend (you could use 2 Tbsp regular sugar)
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt (I
forgot omitted this)
1 cup low-fat buttermilk
1 Tbsp vegetable oil (I resisted the urge to substitute something here)
1 egg (used 1/4 c egg whites)
2 Tbsp water (if you think the batter needs to be thinner)
Approximate nutrition (no toppings): 190 calories, 5g fat, 27g carbs, 8g protein
I was really happy with the way these turned out. Light but substantial, with a decent nutritional profile. I got 4 waffles from the mix but they didn’t quite stretch all the way to the corners of the waffle maker. ;) I froze the leftovers to enjoy later in the week. I see almond butter in their future.
Okay, math-wizzes: I had a quart of buttermilk. I used 6 oz then I used 1 cup. Result? 2+ cups remaining.
Translation = another buttermilk recipe coming tomorrow!
What’s your favorite buttermilk recipe?
Where do you look for recipes?