Waffles are my favourite brunch food. So, a few years ago when Cole gave me a waffle maker for Christmas I was pretty pumped (and I think he was too).
For a long time, I stuck to using the batter from pancake boxes to make my waffles. But, one night I attended a dinner party where my friend had made waffles for dessert (from a homemade batter recipe) and they rocked my world.
Ever since, I’ve been a slave to this recipe.
It’s super easy and doesn’t require a ton of eggs or milk (both of which usually have a 50/50 chance of being in my fridge). The outside of the waffles is toasted and crisp, while the inside remains fluffy and full of air. The perfect combination if you ask me.
Loud them up with whipped cream and fruit, and drench them in syrup.
Or, if a combination of hot and cold is more your style, add a little ice cream and watch it melt into each crevice of your deliciously warm waffle. The best part about waffles is that you can totally personalize them!
This past weekend we were feeling pretty lazy, having each worked all day Saturday. But, waking up on Sunday morning knowing that Monday was a holiday, really called for a treat. I whipped up a bunch of these babies and we each treated ourselves to various flavours of gelato that I had scooped up from Fiasco.
I may have dropped the ball on having fresh fruit in the fridge, but the chocolate dipped strawberry gelato did the trick. (If it says Strawberry on it, it must be healthy right?!)
Here’s what you need to make 4 full sized waffles. I’ll leave the toppings up to you.
– 1 1/3 cups flour
– 4 teaspoons baking powder
– ½ teaspoon salt
– 2 teaspoons sugar
– 2 eggs (separate them but use both the egg white and yolk in the batter)
– ½ cup melted butter
– 1 2/4 cups milk
Step One: Combine the dry ingredients in a medium sized bowl.
Step Two: Add the wet ingredients and whisk until a consistent batter is formed.
Step Three: Heat up your waffle maker and then transfer scoop by scoop into the machine until you have coated the bottom. Wait. Remove. Repeat. And don’t forget – eat.
Grab ‘em while they’re hot!
If you don’t feel like cooking this morning, why not head down to Buttermilk and snag a few to go?