"Finding a homemade waffle recipe that's low in calories is difficult," relates Jessica Beare Edmunds of Kingsland, Georgia. "So I modified a recipe I had, substituting fat-free plain yogurt for the oil or margarine. For a little variety, I sometimes use a flavored yogurt instead of plain."
"My husband and I are trying to eat more oatmeal for its health benefits, but we get tired of having a bowlful every day." Kathy Thompson of Glendale, Kentucky explains. "These moist and fluffy pancakes give us the good grains that we need...and still taste like a treat. We love them with turkey bacon on Sunday morning."
This potato dish is so popular at our house, we argue over who gets the leftovers. I grow my own herbs, so I usually use fresh basil in this recipe, but dried works just as well. We love this for dinner with fruit salad and English muffins. It also makes a hearty breakfast for the weekend. —Terri Zobel, Raleigh, North Carolina
To fix a large batch of tender pancakes for my five children, I rely on this fuss-free recipe. It calls for whole wheat flour and buttermilk, which make the pancakes very filling but also very light. Serve them with hot chocolate for a breakfast that's sure to delight little ones. —Line Walter, Wayne, Pennsylvania
Starting the day with an appealing, hearty breakfast is certainly a step in the right direction when you're trying to follow a healthy eating plan. These waffles are so good that I even freeze them for breakfast on busy mornings.—Mary Balcomb, Florence, Oregon
The revamped waffles have nearly 60% less fat and about 33% fewer calories. The two eggs called for in the original recipe were retained, but the whites were separated from the yolks. The yolks were added to the batter before it was refrigerated overnight. The egg whites were beaten and folded in the next day to help keep the fluffy interior and crispy exterior of these waffles.—Mary Balcomb, Florence, Oregon
"I love serving these tender crepes with their light lemony sauce in spring," notes Carol Hemker of Phenix City, Alabama. "But my husband would eat them any time of year at all. In fact, it's the only way he'll eat asparagus! This dish is also lovely for luncheon or brunch."