29 February 2008

okara waffles with blueberry sauce •

It’s Saturday morning and you know what that means. Yep, the little darlings are requesting that I fix a hot breakfast! I inherited my waffle iron from my sister seven years ago when she was packing up to move across several states. After 18 years, she was purging big time. We were in the kitchen going through cabinets when we ran across a classic retro chrome waffle iron. “I never use this thing, you want it?” she asked me. I whipped my hands out and took that waffle iron from her so fast I gave her arm a rope burn from the cord. “Oh, I guess I’ll take it” I replied coolly. Wonderfully seasoned, the waffle iron bakes waffles with a delightfully crunchy crust. The blueberry sauce is a nice change from maple syrup, and gives the darlings some added vitamins.

Okara Waffles with Blueberry Sauce •

Preheat your waffle iron.

In a large mixing bowl sift:

2 cups unbleached white flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon brown sugar

In a small mixing bowl whisk together:

2 eggs, beaten until fluffy
1-1/3 cups vanilla soy milk
1/2 cup canola oil
1 cup wet okara (this is referring to the okara straight from your machine)

Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients, mixing until just incorporated. Make waffles according to your waffle iron’s manual. I use a well-rounded 1/2 cup of batter. Bake until golden brown, about three to three and a half minutes. Hold the waffles in warm oven until all have been cooked. Serve with Blueberry Sauce if desired.

Blueberry Sauce •

4 cups blueberries (frozen is fine, if thawed add the juice)
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons corn starch
1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

In a medium saucepan, combine all ingredients. Over medium heat, stir constantly until mixture begins to heat up and break down (At this point I usually mash the berries to release more juice). Reduce heat and cook until almost boiling and sauce appears transparent. Serve immediately.


Marija said...

Hi, I just made these with my father. They are fantastic! I'll be posting photos tomorrow for Bookmarked recipes event.

toontz said...

I am so glad you liked them. I have a peanut butter version to post sometime, too!

☆Hachiko☆ said...

Thanks so much for the recipe! My mom has been praising these waffles to no end; they're perfectly crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside :)
Also thanks for providing okara recipes! I've finally found a way to make use of both the soymilk and the leftover mush <3

toontz said...

Thank you!