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Date Waffles Recipe

"These moist waffles have a yummy cream cheese topping," describes Jean Gaines of Bullhead City, Arizona.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup finely chopped dates
  • 1-3/4 cups milk
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • TOPPING:
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup half-and-half cream
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, pecans, baking powder and salt. Add dates. In a small bowl, combine the milk, egg yolks and butter; stir into dry ingredients.
  • 2. In a small bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form; fold into batter. Bake in a preheated waffle iron according to manufacturer’s directions until golden brown.
  • 3. In another small bowl, beat the topping ingredients until blended. Serve with waffles. Yield: 8-10 waffles (about 6-3/4 inches).

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 508 calories, 28 g fat (16 g saturated fat), 126 mg cholesterol, 694 mg sodium, 56 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 10 g protein.