Over the past month or so, I've used my waffle maker for breakfast waffles, savory dinner waffles, sweet dessert waffles - you name it. Well, these little waffle bites make a perfect appetizer to pass around on a tray with cocktails!
Lightly spoon 1 and 3/4 cups all-purpose flour into measuring cups, and level with a knife.
In a large bowl, combine the flour with 2 teaspoons baking powder, 1 teaspoon cumin, 1/2 tsp. baking soda, and 1/2 tsp. salt. Set aside.
Meanwhile, make 2 cups vegan 'buttermilk' by pouring 2 tablespoons lemon juice into a measuring cup, then filling with plain soy milk (such as Silk) to equal 2 cups - let stand 5 minutes to clabber (sour) the mixture. Combine the 'buttermilk' with 1 tablespoon vegetable or canola oil and the equivalent of one egg using egg replacer (such as Ener-G).
Pour the 'buttermilk' mixture into the flour mixture and stir until smooth. Stir in 1/4 cup minced jalapeno pepper and one (11-ounce) drained can of corn. I was actually about a tablespoon short on the jalapeno by accident, but figured it was for the best since I don't like things too spicy. I also had to buy a 15-ounce can of corn since I couldn't find an organic brand in the 11-ounce size, so if you do the same, measure out about 1 cup of kernels and save the rest of the corn for another use.
Spoon about 1/2 cup of batter per square of a preheated waffle iron, coated with cooking spray. Let cook 3 to 5 minutes until done (mine took the full 5 minutes). Repeat with the remaining batter (you'll have about 8 whole waffes). Cut each waffle into 4 small pieces, and arrange on a serving platter. 2 waffle pieces are an appetizer nosh of 110 calories.
plain soy milk $2.49
jalapeno pepper $0.35
canned corn $0.89
The Vegan Pantry
- Vegan yogurt - Whole Soy http://www.wholesoyco.com/
- Vegan milk - Silk http://www.silksoymilk.com/
- Vegan Feta - Sunergia http://www.sunergiasoyfoods.com/
- Vegan Cheese - Galaxy Foods http://www.galaxyfoods.com/
- Vegan Eggs - Ener-G http://www.ener-g.com/
- Vegan Butter - Earth Balance http://www.earthbalance.net/product.html