Lemon Poppy Seed Waffles

From Scarborough Fair Bed and Breakfast

Our guests love these waffles, especially when topped with tons of fresh berries from the farmers' market and our limoncello sauce (recipe available here.) They are like the best lemon poppy seed muffin you ever ate, only made into a waffle.

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
6 tablespoons raw sugar
2 1/2 tablespoons poppy seeds
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 large eggs, separated
1 1/4 cups buttermilk
1/4 cup salted butter, melted
2 tablespoons fresh lemon zest
Juice of one lemon

Preheat waffle iron according to the manufacturer's directions.

  • Whisk dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
  • In a small bowl mix egg yolks, buttermilk, butter, lemon zest and lemon juice.
  • Combine dry ingredients with buttermilk mixture and stir until well combined.
  • In a medium bowl beat egg whites until fluffy and soft peaks form.
  • Gently fold ingredients into the egg whites.
  • Preheat waffle iron according to manufacturer's directions.
  • Spray top and bottom surfaces of waffle iron with cooking spray.
  • Ladle batter into waffle iron and cook until golden, about 6-7 minutes. (Cooking time will vary according to waffle iron.)
  • Repeat with remaining batter, keeping finished waffles on an oven proof plate in a 200F oven.

Serve immediately, preferably with our Limoncello Sauce and many assorted farm fresh berries.

Makes 5 6" waffles