This recipe first appeared in The Times in a 2006 article Julia Moskin wrote about wedding registries and what items couples should (and shouldn’t) include on theirs. A cookware set? No. Better to buy pieces individually according to a couple’s needs. A waffle iron? Why yes, if there’s any chance of children.
These waffles are light, crisp and easy to throw together, like traditional waffles, but the buttermilk lends tang and the brown sugar an earthy sweetness. The secret ingredient here is wheat germ. It provides a lovely toothsome texture and crunch.
stick butter, melted and cooled to room temperature
cups all-purpose flour or 1 1/2 cups flour and 1/4 cup wheat germ
tablespoons light brown sugar or 1 tablespoon each white and dark brown sugars
teaspoons baking powder
teaspoon baking soda
Nonstick cooking spray or butter
262 calories; 13 grams fat; 8 grams saturated fat; 0 grams trans fat; 3 grams monounsaturated fat; 1 gram polyunsaturated fat; 27 grams carbohydrates; 1 gram dietary fiber; 4 grams sugars; 7 grams protein; 79 milligrams cholesterol; 590 milligrams sodium
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