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Saturday, August 1, 2009

Pecan Waffles

It's Saturday morning. And I was in the mood for a rather indulgent breakfast. Pancakes? Not today. French toast? Don't have the kind of bread I like for that (brioche or challah is the best!) Waffles? OOh. Waffles. But not just any waffles. Pecan waffles! My favorite kind. Hot and steamy from the iron, with melting butter sliding around them, and not swimming in maple syrup, but just the right amount. A couple of strips of applewood smoked bacon and a cup of coffee, and I'm actually motivated to get some things done today!

Light 'n Crispy Pecan Waffles

2 eggs, separated
2 cups milk
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup canola or other vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup finely chopped pecans

Preheat waffle maker.

In a medium bowl, beat egg whites until stiff. Set aside.

Put egg yolks, milk, flour, baking powder, salt, oil and vanilla extract in a large mixer bowl. Beat until smooth. Gently fold in beaten egg whites.

Pour 1/2 cup batter into waffle maker. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon chopped pecans. Close waffle maker and bake until golden, 2-1/2 to 3 minutes.

Yield: 8 round or 16 square waffles


La Table De Nana said...

I am so glad you posted this..I spoiled myself w/ a flip waffler last November..I'll give these crispy treats a try!

Jennifer said...

there's nothing like homemade waffles made with love on the weekends!! great recipe!!! :)

Kathy Walker said...

I so need a new waffle maker! I am looking for an excuse and just may have found it! :)

chow and chatter said...

these look fab great sat morning brekkie

Suzy said...

These look so yum. Pecans make everything better!

Health Blog said...

Waffles are a delightful breakfast, brunch or dinner selection, and orange pecan waffles all the more festive, with very little more work.

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