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Buttermilk Waffles

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.

Dry ingredients:

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)

Wet ingredients:

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)

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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?

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17 responses to “Buttermilk Waffles

  1. Jess (In My Healthy Opinion) May 11, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    I’m jealous of your waffle maker; I need to get one. I always want waffles or pancakes, but can’t do pancakes because I burn them on our stove every.single.time, so I figure an actual machine for the task of waffles would be great. 🙂

  2. Jenny May 11, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    I need a waffle maker asap. Your waffles look delicious. I love the strawberry topping.

  3. Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. May 11, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    Thank you for posting! I appreciate it!

  4. allieksmith May 11, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    I laughed when you said that you have yet to see buttermilk be turned back to regular milk hahah .. thank you for pretty much making my day! 🙂

    Your waffles look gorgeous!

  5. Claire @ livingspreethegoodlife May 11, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    Ohh, I have had the craziest craving for waffles or pancakes. Yours look AMAzing!

  6. Daniella@runneratheart.com May 11, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    I love waffles I need to invest in a waffle maker ASAP.

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  8. Kate May 12, 2011 at 3:23 am

    I had no idea you could make buttermilk by adding vinegar! I assumed you had to add butter…ha. The waffles look fantastic and I have a brand new waffler maker ust itching to be used!

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