Waffles are a favorite for breakfast, but they're just as delicious for dinner. It's very easy to transform waffles into a savory meal and all you need to do is skip the sugar.
This sugar-free waffle recipe is easy to make. The waffles are perfect for topping with meat and gravy or in the Southern classic of fried chicken and waffles. You can also enjoy them in the morning if you are trying to cut sugar from your diet. Either way, they take just a few minutes to mix up the batter.
You don't need to buy pancake mix as you probably have all of the ingredients in your pantry. What you will need is a waffle iron. There are many convenient electric waffle irons available. However, if you balk at buying one, you could also simply grease a grill pan and cook your waffles on it. They will have parallel lines rather than squares, but it works.
- 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 large eggs (lightly beaten)
- 1 1/4 cups milk
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- In a medium bowl, add the flour, baking powder, salt, eggs, milk, and vegetable oil.
- Mix well by hand or with an electric mixer.
- Cook the waffles according to the instructions of your waffle maker.
- Serve warm or toasted, covered with chicken and gravy or beef and gravy.
Tips for Making Better Waffles
Waffles are very easy to make, but they can be frustrating at times. Explore these tips before you fire up the waffle iron.
- Read through the waffle maker's instructions. Each waffle maker is different and cooking times and tips will vary. Keep your instruction book in the kitchen and review it every now and then to make sure you're following all of their recommendations.
- Do not open the waffle iron until the waffles are done. It's hard to resist the temptation to peek inside, but your waffles will be better if you trust the appliance. If your iron doesn't have a timer, wait until it stops steaming. That is the sign that they're ready.
- To make your waffles fluffier, separate the eggs and beat the whites before adding them to the batter.
- Keep your waffles warm by heating the oven to its lowest temperature or around 200 F. Place the waffles inside on a baking pan while you use up the rest of your batter.
- Freezing leftover waffles is easy and it's a great way to get the most out of your waffle maker while it's out of the cupboard. Freeze them in a single layer on parchment paper and then transfer them to a freezer bag. They will keep for three months.
- Learn how to properly clean your waffle maker, which will help keep it in working condition.
|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Total Fat||26 g|
|Saturated Fat||4 g|
|Unsaturated Fat||16 g|
|Dietary Fiber||1 g|