Tuesday, January 7

Lazy Weekend Waffles

Easy homemade waffles are the perfect way to start your morning

Lazy Weekend Waffles

I bought a waffle iron shortly after I started dating my husband and they've become one of our favorite breakfast foods. I have so many fond memories of lazy weekend mornings spent over waffles - waking up, playing some happy music, popping a tray of bacon in the oven, and whipping up this batter. These waffles aren't fancy but they come out fluffy and a little crispy on the edges and are the perfect way to start off a weekend morning. Because the waffles have to be prepared individually, they really aren't good for a crowd.* It's the intimacy of this dish that makes it. The ritual of spending time together in the kitchen, sipping orange juice while we wait for the iron to finish cooking the next waffle, and cutting the first one in half so we can each have a taste while the next batch cooks. We got a little fancy last time we had them and made some warm strawberries to go on top, but I like them best with a pat of butter and pure maple syrup.

*Note: If you insist on serving these for a group, you can cook a full batch of waffles and keep them in a warm oven before serving.

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Lazy Weekend Waffles:
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together 2 c. all-purpose flour, 2 tsp. baking powder, and 1/2 tsp. salt.
  • In another bowl, whisk together 4 eggs and 1/4 c. sugar until pale yellow.
  • Add in 2 c. milk, 4 tbsp. melted butter, and 1 tsp. vanilla extract.
  • Slowly stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and whisk to remove any lumps.
  • Heat your waffle iron until hot and spray the mold with non-stick spray.
  • Pour some batter into the mold and cook according to your iron's specifications.
  • Gently remove the waffle from the iron and repeat until all waffles are cooked.
  • Serve warm with maple syrup, butter, etc.

Makes five-six waffles*
*In my waffle iron. You may get more or less waffles depending on the size of your waffle iron.