Hot Outta The Oven: Honey Waffles

Hot foodie Teri Tsang Barrett knows her way around a kitchen — a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education, she works as a Food Editor at Everyday With Rachael Ray in constant search of the perfect thin crust pizza. Every couple of weeks she’ll be chiming in with her favorite frisky recipes — good food that every ravenous gal can make in a pinch. First up, her delicious Honey Waffles — great for a morning after brunch. Buon appetito!

Makes 8 Waffles

1¾ cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1¾ cups buttermilk
½ stick unsalted butter, melted and cooled
2 tablespoons honey
2 large eggs, separated
Nonstick cooking spray

1. Preheat a waffle iron until hot. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, baking power, baking soda, and salt. In another medium bowl, combine the buttermilk, egg yolks, butter, and honey. Gradually whisk the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.
2. In a small bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff, then gently fold into the batter. Coat the waffle iron grid with cooking spray, then pour in about 1/3 cup batter for each 4-inch square of the waffle iron. Cook according to manufacturer’s instructions until crisp and golden.

Hit the spot with these mix-ins:
Peanut Butter Chips
Unsweetened Coconut Flakes
Chopped Bananas
Dried Cranberries
Mini Marshmallows