Recipe: Pecan Whole Wheat Waffles


Maple syrup and fresh berries add that special touch to nut-studded waffles pictured here. What a way to start the day!

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
4 tsp. sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
3 eggs, separated
2 cups buttermilk (or sour milk)
1/3 cup plus 1 Tbsp. butter, melted
1/3 cup chopped pecans, optional

Combine the dry ingredients in a medium bowl, stirring to mix through. In a large bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, buttermilk and melted butter. While stirring, gradually blend the dry ingredients into the liquid until no lumps remain. In a small bowl, with an electric mixer, beat the egg whites to stiff peaks. Fold whites and pecans into the batter. Bake in a greased waffle iron until golden. Serve hot with maple syrup. Serves 6.