Buttermilk Zucchini Bread Belgian Waffles

By lapadia
May 31, 2015
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Author Notes: The summer’s great zucchini harvest means it is time for baking and creating in the kitchen. I always make zucchini bread, and who doesn’t, but after reading a zucchini buttermilk waffle recipe online (below) I just had to create some of my own:

And so I embarked on a mission to make Belgian style waffles using my usual zucchini bread spices, garden fresh grated carrots and finely crushed walnuts. I also added Non-Diastatic Malt powder (totally optional) because it adds color and an additional sweet flavor; I buy it from King Arthur.

Belgian waffles, known for their thickness, are light and airy on the inside and crisp on the outside, delicious; if you like zucchini bread you will like these waffles.

Batter Note: I made 6 waffles with this recipe; the batter is fluffy and thick, a bit on the sticky side, but that was fine with me, it did not disappoint.

Makes: about 6 belgian waffles

  • 1 cup grated zucchini
  • 1/2 cup grated carrot
  • 2 cups unbleached all purpose flour or a mix of white whole wheat and AP
  • 1 tablespoon wheat germ
  • 1 teaspoon malt powder - optional
  • 3 heaping tablespoons finely chopped walnuts
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 c. buttermilk
  • 4 tablespoons salted butter – melted and cooled to room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon walnut oil (optional)
  1. Grate the zucchini and carrots using the large holes of a box grater, set aside until needed.
  2. In a large sized bowl, whisk the eggs and sugar until light and foamy. Add the cooled butter, vanilla, buttermilk, and if using – walnut oil. Whisk until combined.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, finely chopped walnuts, wheat germ, malt powder, baking powder, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves and salt.
  4. Slowly mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients; whisk until just incorporated.
  5. Fold in the zucchini/carrot mixture until smooth.
  6. Spray the waffle iron with non-stick cooking spray. Place some batter onto the hot waffle iron and cook according to manufacturer's instructions.

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