Friday, August 19, 2011

Breakfast at Tracy's - Day Three!

What a gorgeous day!  Welcome to our final breakfast together this week.   It's time to take a sip of your coffee and a bite of these fresh and tasty waffles.

Inspiration for recipes comes from many places.  This idea developed from a breakfast I ordered in Lake Tahoe, California.  The 50's-type diner had many intriguing options, but nut waffles caught my eye.  One taste and I knew back home in my kitchen I would re-create the deliciousness of my vacation.

Pecan Waffles

1 cup white flour
3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
2 tablespoons finely chopped toasted pecans
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups lowfat buttermilk
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons finely chopped toasted pecans, for topping
Maple syrup, optional
Butter, optional

Preheat electric waffle iron.  In mixing bowl, whisk together flours, pecans, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.  In small bowl, whisk together buttermilk, egg, and vanilla.  Add liquid to dry ingredients and stir just until combined.

Use about 1/2 cup batter for each waffle.  Cook until desired crispiness.  Sprinkle each waffle with a few chopped pecans, and serve with maple syrup and butter if desired.  Makes 8 waffles, 4 points plus and 167 calories each, plus additional for toppings used.  Two waffles is a filling helping.

Thanks for visiting me this week for breakfast.  
 Please come to my kitchen for more meals in the days to come.  
  It was lovely to have you! 

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Lastly, please check out my guest post at Danica's Daily.
What a joy it was to share a little bit of me with her readers.


  1. I love love love waffles. I haven't made some in quite a long time, actually. I'll be trying these for my Saturday breakfast! YUM :)