Pancakes can be kept warm in a 200 F oven while remaining batter is cooked.
To make waffles, heat the waffle iron according to product directions. Lightly coat the cooking surfaces with cooking spray.
Spoon out 3/4 cup batter (or the amount recommended by the manufacturer) onto the hot iron. Using a rubber spatula, smooth the batter to within 1/4 inch of the edge. Close the lid and cook until browned and crisp. Repeat with remaining batter, coating the cooking surface between waffles with additional cooking spray only if they begin to stick.
Waffles can be kept warm in a 200 F oven while remaining batter is cooked.
Serve the pancakes or waffles with fruit and maple syrup.
Nutrition information per large pancake: 200 calories; 80 calories from fat (40 percent of total calories); 9 g fat (3.5 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 45 mg cholesterol; 23 g carbohydrate; 4 g fiber; 3 g sugar; 7 g protein; 310 mg sodium.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Sara Moulton was executive chef at Gourmet magazine for nearly 25 years, and spent a decade hosting several Food Network shows. She currently stars in public television's "Sara's Weeknight Meals" and has written three cookbooks, including "Sara Moulton's Everyday Family Dinners."