Valentine’s Day is approaching quickly. For me, cooking a delicious meal is my favorite way to show love and caring. I appreciate being on the receiving end of that kind of gift as well. I especially have a soft spot for breakfast food. Waking up to a delicious breakfast that I didn’t have to make is pretty high on the list of “things that will make Kim love you”.
Now, these probably aren’t the healthiest waffles ever. These are the waffles my mom only made on holidays growing up. They are a legend to me. I have tried to “healthify” them a bit. Syrup is syrup, guys. We aren’t kidding anyone. But I found this recipe that doesn’t call for adding a ton of sugar but is still super delicious and missing the sourness often found in homemade berry syrup. Make this for your significant other on Valentine’s Day. They will truly love you forever…or until it is all gone.
Sour Cream Waffles (Makes 8 waffles)
3 large eggs
¾ cup skim milk
½ cup melted unsalted butter
¾ cup nonfat sour cream
1 ½ cups white whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
1. Separate eggs. Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Set aside.
2. Beat yolks until bubbly. Add milk, butter, and sour cream. Gently stir in flour, baking powder, and soda until just combined.
3. Fold egg whites into batter.
4. Bake in hot waffle iron to desired doneness.
Nutritional information (Amount per waffle):
Protein: 7 g
Fat: 14 g
Saturated Fat: 8 g
Cholesterol: 103 mg
Carbohydrates: 21 g
Fiber: 2 g
Sodium: 148 mg
Berry Syrup (Makes about 2 cups)
3 cups frozen mixed berries
¼ cup sugar
¼ cup water
1 tablespoon lemon juice
½ teaspoon – 1 tablespoon cornstarch
1. Combine berries, sugar, and water in a saucepan. Bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally. Let cook for about 5 minutes.
2. In a separate bowl, combine lemon juice and cornstarch. Stir into berry mixture. Cook, adding more cornstarch as needed, until it reaches desired thickness.
3. Serve over waffles with a light dusting of powdered sugar.
Nutritional Information (Amount per ¼ cup serving):
Protein: 0 g
Fat: 0 g
Saturated Fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 0 g
Carbohydrates: 14 g
Fiber: 2 g
Sodium: 1 mg
Recipe notes: I think I ended up adding close to 1 tablespoon cornstarch. But I don’t like super liquid sauce. Start with ½ teaspoon and add more if needed to suit your preferences.
Source: family recipe for waffles; berry syrup from eatingwell.com
Low-iodine: The syrup would work well on a low-iodine crepe or pancake.