I hope these yummy looking waffles don't make you drool too much! I got the recipe from Rodale's Basic Natural Foods Cookbook. The cookbook was a gift from Mamasita about 10 years ago. It has lots of helpful tips in it about cuts of meat, substitutions, as well as lots of recipes that are more nutritious; such as honey or applesauce instead of sugar, etc. It's a great cookbook.
I have adapted their Buttermilk Waffle recipe by using white flour instead of whole wheat and using sugar instead of honey. My revised version is as follows:
2 c. all purpose flour (white)
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
2 eggs, separated
2 Tbsp. white sugar
1/4 c. butter, melted
2 c. buttermilk
Directions: In a medium-sized bowl sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, and baking soda.
In separate bowl, beat egg whites until stiff but not dry, set aside.
Combine egg yolks, butter, and buttermilk in a small bowl. Add to dry ingredients and mix well.
Fold beaten egg whites into batter.
Heat waffle iron, brush lightly with oil, if necessary, and pour in enough batter to just fill. Close and cook until steaming stops and waffles are crisp. Serve with maple syrup or honey. (I prefer pure maple syrup and peanut butter!)
Makes 4 to 6 waffles