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Grapefruit Poppy Seed Crispy Waffles

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins



  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds plus more as garnish
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda


  • 3/4 cup buttermilk shaken
  • 1/4 cup grapefruit juice
  • 1 large egg yolk egg white reserved
  • 6 tbls unsalted butter melted and cooled
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Zest from 1/2 ruby red grapefruit grapefruit

Egg White:

  • 1 large egg white
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar


  • Various winter citrus segmented
  • Powdered sugar


  • In a large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients.
  • In a large measuring cup, whisk the wet ingredients together. Pour the wet mixture into the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Set aside.
  • In another bowl, using a hand-mixer, beat the egg whites until foamy. Add the sugar and continue beating until stiff, glossy peaks form. Fold the egg whites into the batter until just combined.
  • Cook the batter according to your waffle iron’s instructions. Top waffles with a dusting of powdered sugar, a sprinkling of poppy seeds and a few slices of winter citrus.


Serving: 4g