Three Easy Waffle Recipes
Delicious, Easy waffle recipes
This lens is about waffles. Delicious waffles. Easy to make waffles. Reasons to make waffles. And, waffles aren't just for breakfast anymore waffles.
There are many different types of waffles along with as many different people who have different likes and dislikes when it comes to waffles. Are you the type that likes the old fashioned waffle that is crisp on the outside and warm and tender on the inside with lots of butter and real, yes I said real, maple syrup? Or maybe you love the Belgian style waffle that is tall and crispy. Or....maybe it is the dessert waffle with chocolate fudge and whipped cream.
Now, my number one reason for making waffles is my grandchildren. They love waffles. When they are here for breakfast we most likely will have waffles. Each grandchild can decide what kind of waffle they want. Add chocolate chips, blueberries or just plain with a flavored syrup. So many choices but each waffles is delicious!
Other reasons for making waffles, besides being easy to make, is that they are so versatile. Add some bacon or sausage and an egg and you have a very complete meal. Sometimes we do breakfast for supper around here and the waffle is one of the star components. Do you have some fresh fruit that needs to be eaten? Put it in a waffle and see how delicious.
I hope I have inspired you to get out that seldom used waffle iron and put it to use. If you don't have a waffle iron you really should get one. You'd be surprised how often it will get used.
Essential Breakfast Waffle
Here is your basic, easy waffle recipe. This is your "go to" waffle recipe. These are ingredients that most everyone has in their refrigerator and pantry at all times. So if you have unexpected company for breakfast or the grandchildren have had a sleepover at your house, this is the recipe to use.
When you think of waffles or are hungry for waffles this is probably what you are thinking of. With this waffle recipe you can add any fruit or nut you have on hand or just leave them plain. It's up to you (or your guest).
1 cup all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
2 tablespoons sugar
1 cup milk (whole or skimmed)
1 large egg
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons melted butter or margarine
Maple syrup or topping of your choice
While mixing batter start your waffle iron so it is ready when you are.
In a large mixing bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. In another bowl thoroughly whisk together the milk and egg. Pour the liquid ingredients over the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Stir in the melted butter.
Lightly butter the waffle iron's grids. Butter the grids again only if subsequent waffles are sticking.
When waffle iron is ready spoon out 1/4 cup of waffle batter onto the grids and using the back of a spoon, smooth out the batter over the grids to about 1/4 inch of the edge. This is where you would want to add your blueberries, raspberries or maybe chocolate chips. Close the lid until waffle is brown and crisp. Note: Each waffle iron is different in size so this 1/4 cup of batter might not be enough for your waffle iron, please follow the waffle iron maker's directions when it comes to the amount of batter to be used.
Serve the waffles immediately or stack them in a single layer in the oven. With oven temperature at 200 degrees F.
Serve your waffles with butter and syrup. Here is another place where you can use your imagination. You could also serve them with jam, cinnamon & sugar mixture or fresh fruit. This is totally up to your taste buds.
USE GOOD INGREDIENTS AND MEASURE PROPERLY AND YOUR RECIPES WILL TURN OUT GREAT!
NOTHING SAYS LOVIN' LIKE SOMETHING FROM THE KITCHEN.
Whole Wheat Cinnamon Waffle
Do you want the aroma in your kitchen to wake everyone in the house. This is the waffle recipe that will do just that. The bonus is they taste as good, if not better, than they smell.
These waffles taste great served with your favorite syrup, fresh fruit or even cream cheese.
1 cup all purpose flour
2/3 cup whole-wheat flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons firmly packed light brown sugar
2 tablespoons white sugar
1 3/4 cups buttermilk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
4 tablespoons melted butter
For topping: Maple syrup, fruit or cream cheese
Preheat your waffle iron.
In a large mixing bowl whisk together the flours, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Whisk in both sugars. In another bowl whisk together the buttermilk, vanilla and eggs until thoroughly blended. Pour the liquid ingredients over the dry ingrediients and stir with the whisk until just combined. Fold in the melted butter.
Lightly butter or spray your waffle iron's grids. Do not butter or spray again unless previous waffle was sticking.
Spoon out 1/2 to 2/3 cup of batter or the amount recommended by the waffle iron maker, onto the hot iron. Using a metal or wooden spoon smooth the batter to within 1/4 inch of the edge. Close the lid and bake until browned and crisp. Serve the waffles immediately.
Serve with butter and your desired topping.
A Great Waffle Iron
Every kitchen should have a waffle iron. It isn't an item that you will use everyday but it sure comes in handy when the grandkids want waffles. So much better to make waffles from scratch than to buy the frozen ones. I know the frozen ones come in handy, especially on school mornings when things are always in a rush. But, on the weekends...well, homemade waffles are great!
Know Your Waffle Iron
Read the instructions of your new waffle iron. Preview manufacturers instructions on preheating, buttering or spraying the grids and most important....how much batter to use.
Peanut Butter & Jelly Waffles
For the Belgian waffle iron
Who doesn't love a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. It is still one of my favorites, especially when I am in a hurry. My husbad and I both love peanut butter and put it on everything from celery to graham crackers.
So this waffle recipe will not only please the children and grandchildren but those of you who still love peanut butter and jelly.
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 tablespoons sugar
1/3 cup crunchy peanut butter (in a pinch plain peanut butter will work)
2 large eggs, separated
1 1/4 cup milk (whole or skimmed)
3 tablespoons melted butter or margarine
jelly or jam for topping
Preheat a Belgian waffle iron.
In a medium mixing bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and sugar. In a large mixing bowl, use a rubber spatula to cream together the peanut butter and egg yolks. Add about 1/2 cup of the milk and mix it in with the spatula, pressing against the side of the bowl to achieve a lumpy but fluid consistency. Stir in the rest of the milk. Add the dry ingredients to the liquid ingredients and stir until just combined. Fold in the melted butter. In a clean dry bowl, with clean dry beaters beat the egg whites until stiff but not dry. Fold them into the batter.
Lightly butter or spray the waffle iron's grids. Do not butter or spray again unless subsequent waffles have stuck to the grids.
Spoon out 1/2 cup of the batter or amount recommeded by the waffle iron's manufacturer onto the hot iron. Using a metal or wooden spoon spread batter to the edge of the grids. Close the lid and bake until waffle is a deep golden brown.
Spread your favorite jam or jelly over waffles until each square is filled.
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Hot Fudge Sauce for Waffles
Did you know that you could serve waffles as a dessert. Yes, you can and they are "to die for" good. All you need is a great topping.
Use your favorite waffle recipe and then top them with this great fudge sauce and just wait for the oohs and aahs.
If I may suggest. Make the Easy Breakfast Waffle recipe and then add some pecans or walnuts to the batter and serve them with this waffle fudge sauce and whipped cream.
3 ounces bittersweet chocolate
3 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup Dutch-processed cocoa powder
3/4 cup heavy cream
3 tablespoons light corn syrup or golden syrup
t tablespoons sugar
pinch of salt
1 tabelspoon vanilla extract
Melt the chocolate and butter together in the top of a double boiler or in a bowl in a micorwave oven. When the mixture is completely melted, remove from the heat and stire in the cocoa. Set aside
Put the cream, corn syrup, sugar and salt in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Keep a close eye on the pan, as this mixture bubbles up. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla and the reserved chocolate mixture. Scrape the sauce into a bowl or jar and cover with plastic wrap pressing the plastic against the surface of the sauce.
The sauce can be served after cooling for 20 minutes. You can make it up to 3 weeks ahead of time, cover it well and refrigerate. Before serving, reheat it briefly in the microwave or in the top of a couble boiler.
Here's a question for you.
When was the last time you made waffles? And, what is your favorite topping. Mine is the real deal, maple syrup.