1tablespoon plus 1 teaspoonbaking powder;use gluten-free if following gluten-free diet
1tablespoon plus 1 teaspoonpoppy seeds
1tablespoonlemon zest,using a rasp-style zester
1 1/2cups (360 ml)lactose-free whole milk, 2%, 1% or fat free,at room temperature
1/2cup (1 stick; 113 g)unsalted butter,cut into pieces
2largeeggs,at room temperature
Preheat waffle iron according to manufacturer’s instructions. Preheat oven to 200°F/95°C if you want to keep waffles warm between batches.
Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, poppy seeds, lemon zest and salt in a large mixing bowl to aerate and combine. Make a well in the center then set aside.
Heat the milk and butter together in a small saucepan over low-medium heat until butter is melted. Whisk together then pour into a small mixing bowl and allow to cool until just slightly warm. Alternately, you may measure out the milk in a large 4 cup (960 ml) microwave safe Pyrex measuring cup. Add the butter and microwave until butter is melted and milk is warmed. Allow to cool slightly. Whisk eggs into milk/butter mixture until well combined, then pour into well in dry mixture and whisk gently until just combined.
Coat waffle maker lightly with nonstick spray (you will probably only need to do this once). Scoop waffle batter into preheated waffle iron, making sure batter covers the entire surface; do not overfill. Close the top and cook until waffles are crispy top and bottom and golden brown, probably about 4 minutes or so depending on waffle maker. Keep waffles warm in a 200°F/90°C oven directly on rack as you continue to make waffles. Serve waffles immediately with pure maple syrup and/or offer Lemon Yogurt Cream and/or Lemon Curd as options.
If your milk and butter hasn’t cooled and you add the eggs, they might scramble, so take care. Also if you add any cold ingredients to the melted butter, it will seize up and you will get little hard butter pieces suspended in the batter, which will then be too thick to work with.
If You Can Tolerate
Fructans: If you passed the fructan wheat Challenge you can use regular unbleached all-purpose flour in place of the gluten-free. Measure out this substitution by weight for best results.
Lactose: If you passed the lactose Challenge use regular whole, 2%, 1% or fat free milk.
Lemon Poppy Seed Waffles
Amount Per Serving
Calories 395Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Vitamin A 100IU2%
Vitamin C 1.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.