Basic Waffles

We got a Cuisinart 4-slice Belgian Waffle Maker as a wedding gift and have not used it.  Well, until last weekend.  I have been meaning to use it for MONTHS, but it just never happened.  I have never actually made waffles before.  My grandmother used to host Sunday breakfasts for my family when I was little, and she made the best buttermilk waffles.  Waffles are my mom’s favourite breakfast item (and perhaps favourite food item in general).  Personally, I’m not a fan of syrup or jam or anything like that, but I do love me some butter!  So that is what I typically slather on waffles and pancakes.

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This recipe is really quite simple, and came from the Cuisinart Recipe Booklet that came with the waffle maker.  They have several different fancy recipes, but I just chose the plain one, cuz I am a plain kind of girl. 😉  They were so thick and yummy, and I can’t wait for them to become a weekend staple in our household!  As a final note, the original recipe calls for ingredients for 16 waffles, but obviously 2 people are NOT going to eat 16 waffles, so I halved the recipe, and we still had several left over.

WW point value per waffle: 10

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Basic Waffles

serves 4-8 (1-2 per person)

Ingredients:
-3cu all-purpose flour
-1/4cu (or less) granulated sugar
-1/8cu baking powder
-3/4tsp salt
-1.75cu skim milk
-1/2cu vegetable oil
-2 eggs, lightly beaten

Directions:
-Combine all ingredients, in order, in a large mixing bowl and whisk until well-blended and smooth. Let stand for about 5 minutes.
-Preheat waffle maker to desired setting (my waffle maker has settings for light, medium, and dark).
-Pour batter into the center of the lower grid and spread evenly with a spatula.
-Close lid and let cook. My waffle maker dings when the waffles are ready, but obviously check your own maker to see how to yield the correct results.
-Serve hot!

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