Belgian Waffles (The Lighter Version)

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We own a normal waffle maker and wanted to try a Belgian waffle maker.  We just got one and it’s great!  But first we had to find a recipe that was eating healthy friendly!  I don’t want a Belgian waffle that takes a 1/3 of my daily Weight Watchers PointsPlus!  Some Belgian waffle recipes start with a stick of butter.  For us, that just isn’t going to work.  We have to keep our saturated fat amounts lower and be cognizant of what we’re eating.  This recipe tasted great!  Next time I will substitute 1/2 of the flour for whole wheat.  Another time I will try our eggless buttermilk batter and see how it works.  I used 2% milk.

 

Someday soon I will calculate the points per waffle for you.  I can only eat half of this waffle, it’s 1.5″ thick and very filling, especially when fruit is added! 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil/canola oil
  • 2 cups milk

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Sift the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
  2. Separate the eggs.
  3. In a small bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff (or use a stand mixer).
  4. Mix together the egg yolks, milk, and oil and stir slightly.
  5. Add to dry ingredients and mix well.
  6. Fold in beaten egg whites.
  7. Fill your Belgian waffle maker accordingly, cook until golden brown, and repeat.
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