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September 11, 2011

Recipe for maple walnut waffles

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If you happen to be married to a Canadian, as I am, and if you treasure your relationship, as I do, you will want to commit to memory the recipe for these maple walnut waffles. After all, they have maple syrup inside, and then you top them with butter and more maple syrup. Come to think of it, who wouldn't love these for breakfast? Use the best maple syrup you can find, whether your preference is for the lighter Grade A or the darker, and more intensely flavored, Grade B. It's fine to omit the nuts, if they're not your thing.

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Maple walnut waffles

From the pantry, you'll need: light brown sugar, white whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, kosher salt, unsalted butter, walnuts, cooking spray.

Adapted from the booklet that came with my Cuisinart Griddler waffle plates. Makes 8-10 large waffles.

Ingredients

2 Tbsp packed light brown sugar
2 cups white whole wheat flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp kosher salt
6 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly (I use the microwave)
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1-3/4 cups nonfat (skim) milk
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Cooking spray

Directions

Preheat waffle maker to 400°F.

In a large mixing bowl, crumble the brown sugar, then add the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir to combine.

In another large bowl, pour the melted butter. Add the eggs, milk and maple syrup. Whisk until smooth. Fold in the flour mixture and walnuts.

When the waffle maker is hot, spray both plates (top and bottom) with cooking spray. Pour half of the batter on the bottom plate, and spread with a heat-proof rubber spatula. Close the top, and cook for 4 minutes, or until the waffles are as crispy as you like them. Repeat with remaining batter.

Serve hot, with butter and syrup.

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More recipes in The Perfect Pantry:
Zucchini waffles
Lemon waffles
West Bay jonnycakes
Cinnamon and vanilla challah French toast
Maple nut bread

Other recipes that use these pantry ingredients:
Gluten-free pumpkin waffles, from Gluten-Free Goddess
Honey-yogurt waffles, from Two Peas & Their Pod
Coconut waffles with maple cream, from Shutterbean
Fresh blueberry citrus whole wheat waffles, from Happy. Healthy. Life.
Brown sugar bacon buttermilk waffles, from Brown Eyed Baker

Comments

Ooh - that's the best thing I've read in ages. Amazingly, maple syrup is easy to find here - but only one kind. Still, I love it. For us, though, this would be for dinner (too lazy in the morning) with some fried ham....

Katie, the syrup I used in this photo came from our contractor, who built his own little sugaring house in his backyard, and taps his own trees for the sap. I love living in New England.

Sounds perfect, especially for a Sunday. Yum!

gotta be honest, saw these this morning and did NOT want to click because I am back to being good (a little detox).
so now I can happily click on link because I can admire from afar since I already ate. LOL
and yeah, these look GOOD!

Paz, I do believe these taste good any day of the week, but especially good on Sundays.

Vanillasugar, file this recipe away for a day when you really just need a bit of comfort food. Remember, the weather's getting cooler now.

Oh, the famous white whole wheat flour again. I've got five pounds and I haven't baked with it yet. It's time and this is the recipe.

TW, you can make these waffles with white all-purpose flour, but this is a perfect opportunity to get some whole grain flour into your breakfast.

Love the whole grain flour in your waffle recipe, and I can only imagine how good these must be with maple syrup right in the batter!

These look awesome. Currently out of white/wheat, but I'll substitute 1/2 white flour, 1/2 whole wheat...

The hubster is the waffle maker in the house and I'll have to put these on my wishlist. The weather is just about right to get us back in the mood for hot Sunday breakfasts (instead of the smoothies we've been enjoying during the hot months). YUM!

Jeanette, I love the white whole wheat flour. It's such a great way to get more whole grains into baked goods without that chewy texture of whole wheat flour.

Erika, perfect substitution. All white flour will work, too.

Kellypea, my husband is the waffle maker around here most of the time. We love making waffles and sticking a few in the freezer. Then, he can pop them in the toaster when he wants a snack.

Great photos, Lydia! I love that these are made with whole wheat flour. I think I might try with freshly ground wheat!

I have got to get myself a waffle iron - look at what I am missing on, Lydia! Your waffles are making me hungry (4 in the afternoon here now!). :D

This looks absolutely delish!! Cant wait to try it! But do you think it would be ok if the butter is cut out?or at least reduced a little(by half)?My husband has gallstones and he avoids all kind of fat.

Azure, the butter adds some of the liquid to the recipe (and also flavor). You can try replacing some of the butter with vegetable oil.

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