Friday, June 29, 2007

It's a waffle party!

I felt like making some waffles the other day, so I searched up some recipes and came across Waffleparty.com: a site with a bunch of vegan waffle recipes and much more!

I made the Banana Oatmeal waffles... They were indeed delicious! And they were amazingly easy, with no egg replacer at all. I really liked how healthy the recipe was, too- no added oil or sugar and all whole grain! I added about 1/4 of blueberries, too. I'd have addedmore, but that's all we had left. :(

The only problem I had was that the waffles REALLY stuck to the waffle iron- so not cool and very annoying. Pancakes worked better for that reason, but I had to lighly oil the pan first.

Next time, I might try making the pancakes on our special pancake griddle- I kinda forgot about it last time. Or, I've heard that you can line a frying pan with parchment paper, so I could also experiment with that.

(my sisters each gave these a "middle thumbs-up": they tasted great and were nice and crunchy on the outside, but a bit undercooked in the middle. That's probably just my fault, though, and not the recipe's.

2 comments:

David said...

Peggy,

Thanks for checking out the recipes on the Waffleparty.com site! I'm sorry to hear you had issues w/the waffles sticking. I'll update the site with the caveat that generously spraying or brushing some canola oil on the iron is generally necessary, even with a new non-stick iron, and even if you were to add oil to the recipe itself. Additionally, adding at least a tsp. of Ener-G egg replacer to any vegan waffle recipe that doesn't already incorporate it will help to "bind" it together slightly more--but still not enough to prevent sticking on its own w/o oil, given my experience. For less "soggy" centers, make sure that you're mashing the banana very well so you don't end up w/small mushy "clumps" of banana; and if you do happen to have a waffle iron with a temperature dial, try setting it a little lower and cooking the waffle a little longer--this will keep the outside from toasting too quickly before the inside has had a chance to cook.

We generally prefer some oil in our waffles, but if you come up with a way to produce ones w/o any use of oil, please let me know and I'll link to it from our site, as I'm sure others may be interested! I hope this helps, and happy waffling!

Thanks,
Dave W.
http://waffleparty.com
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Peggy the Veggie said...

Thanks so much for all the tips! I'm definitely going to embark on some more waffle-making now :)