Orange-Currant Waffles

Soy protein powder often comes slightly sweetened and sometimes in flavors, such as vanilla or chocolate. Although this recipe was created with an unflavored soy protein powder, you could certainly use a vanilla-flavored one.

3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup whole-wheat flour
1/2 cup unflavored soy protein powder
2 tablespoons sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon grated orange zest
1-1/2 cups buttermilk
3 tablespoons olive oil
2/3 cup dried currants
3 large egg whites

1 In a large bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, whole-wheat flour, soy protein powder, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir in the orange zest.
2 In a medium bowl, combine the buttermilk and oil. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and stir in the buttermilk mixture. Stir in the dried currants.
3 In a large bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form. Gently fold the beaten egg whites into the waffle batter.
4 Spray a nonstick waffle iron (with 4- to 4-1/2-inch squares) with nonstick cooking spray. Preheat the iron. Spoon the batter into the iron, 1/2 cup per waffle, and cook until golden brown and crisp, about 2 minutes. Repeat with the remaining batter to make a total of 8 waffles. Makes 8 waffles

Makes Makes 8 waffles servings.
Per waffle: 213 calories, 6g total fat (1.1g saturated), 2mg cholesterol, 2.8g dietary fiber, 32g carbohydrate, 9g protein, 382mg sodium.