After I taught my bean class, I ordered a downloadable bean book from everydayfoodstorage.net. I've been trying to try some recipes from there, that this was one of those recipes - modified of course. All of her baking recipes use bean puree. I use bean flour. It is way easier than pureeing beans in my opinion. I also made these wheat-white and added a bit of vanilla. I used a smaller portion of wheat than I normally would have because I ran out in the front of the pantry and didn't feel like crawling to the back to pull out another barrel. However, I really liked this combination a lot. I'm trying not to use white flour, and will probably end up trying this same recipe using 100% wheat, but I will probably also make these occasionally with white. She also made them in the blender - simple I suppose, but mine was probably dirty from green smoothies -or I didn't want to make it dirty so I could make green smoothies, so I made them the traditional way. They were very light and fluffy - that is a problem I have with my current waffle mix. I did double this from the original as well. I have a large waffle iron and if I'm going to make waffles, I want left overs for another day in the week. (they fit perfectly in my toaster. I either refrigerate the extras, or freeze them separated by wax paper for another day.)
For the combination of being healthier than a lot of my other waffle recipes, and being so nice and fluffy I could give them a 5 star rating, but I still think I like tender sour cream waffles better, so they will stay a 4.5. However, they are an awesome, plain waffle. I'm planning to try and make a mix based on this recipe if I ever get buttermilk powder again.
- 4 cups buttermilk
- 4 eggs
- 2/3 cups bean flour
- 2/3 cups water
- 2 1/4 cups unbleached white flour
- 1 1/4 cups wheat flour (I use white wheat and again, this is just the amount I had ground. I'd either go all wheat next time or half and half -1 3/4 cups of each)
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- In a large bowl, whisk together dry ingredients (bean flour, white flour, wheat flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt) until well blended. Whisk in remaining ingredients (buttermilk, water, eggs, and vanilla) until combined.
- Pour in pre-heated waffle iron and bake according to your waffle iron's instructions. For me, it is until it beeps. :) LOVE my waffle iron.