Pete's Log: Waffles!

Entry #1157, Mon, November 12, 2001, 00:53 EST (Cooking)
(posted when I was 23 years old.)
Long have I promised to record a recipe for vegan waffles in here. Well, after some experimentation I figured out a pretty good recipe, but I never bothered to determine exact amounts for the ingredients, so I didn't have anything to contribute here.

Well, last night I had two successes in one waffle making session. First, I managed to figure out a new recipe that used oil instead of margarine in order to eliminate hydrogenated oils from the mix (hydrogenated oils may be further discussed in a future entry), and second, I managed to actually record how much of what I used so that I can share that here.

Here's what you do:

In a largish bowl, mix 2 cups flour, 2 teaspoons double acting baking powder, 8 teaspoons Ener-G egg replacer and optionally a dash or two of nutmeg. Put the dry ingredients aside for a moment
In a small sauce pan heat one cup vegetable oil (I used soybean oil)
Add 1.5 cups sugar and allow sugar to dissolve into the oil somewhat
Add 1.5 cups soy milk and a tablespoon of vanilla extract (or more if you like)
Now add the oil mixture to the dry ingredients and blend very well.
Add flour, about half a cup to a cup at a time, blending well, until the batter is thick and doesn't run off a fork

The batter is now done. Heat your waffle iron as hot as it gets and cook the waffles until they're golden brown. These waffles are meant more to be eaten like cookies instead of like a breakfast food, and I think they are actually at their best after they've been allowed to cool and sit for a little while.

The only egg replacer I've used is the Ener-G sort. I found it at a health food store and it was actually a pretty good deal (I think the equivalent number of eggs may actually have cost more). I don't know how the recipe would work with any other sort of egg replacer ... if you come across any problems or discover any improvements, please let me know, this recipe, though pretty good, is definitely not out of the experimental phase yet ...

This recipe made 14 waffles for me, and I think I calculated them to run about 370 calories per waffle.
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