Adapted from the booklet that came with the Cuisinart Griddler waffle plates. Makes 8-10 large waffles.
2 Tbsp packed light brown sugar
2 cups white whole wheat flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp kosher salt
6 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly (I use the microwave)
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1-3/4 cups nonfat (skim) milk
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Preheat waffle maker to 400°F.
In a large mixing bowl, crumble the brown sugar, then add the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir to combine.
In another large bowl, pour the melted butter. Add the eggs, milk and maple syrup. Whisk until smooth. Fold in the flour mixture and walnuts.
When the waffle maker is hot, spray both plates (top and bottom) with cooking spray. Pour half of the batter on the bottom plate, and spread with a heat-proof rubber spatula. Close the top, and cook for 4 minutes, or until the waffles are as crispy as you like them. Repeat with remaining batter.
Serve hot, with butter and syrup.