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Waffles – Family Recovery Meal

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An easy meal for us – a guaranteed delight around here is waffles.  We’ve all been a little under the weather for the last couple weeks.  Not incapacitated, just not thriving.  Blogging about food is just tough when you just don’t have the energy to think about food.  So, we missed a day of recipes yesterday and hope to all be on the mend soon.  Waffles are a great way to recover – they can be dressed down, just plain, not too spicy or complicated or they can be dressed up with honey and peanut butter, maple syrup and apple butter.  And my whole family just loves waffles.  Waffles ought to be simple but I’ve worked to make them crunchy and fluffy enough.  I was quite satisfied with the results this week.  If there’s any leftovers, just take a cookie sheet, line with wax paper and lay them out individually.  Freeze them and pop them in a plastic bag.  When you need a quick breakfast, put them in the toaster.  As convenient as Eggos, just homemade (and possibly healthier :))

Waffles – Printable recipe (Waffles)

Makes about 12 4×4″ waffles.

1/2 cup butter

2 eggs

2 cups milk*

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

2 cups flour

1/2 cup crispy rice cereal*

4 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon salt

*I’m sure this recipe is good without the cereal addition. If you choose not to add in the cereal, just reduce your milk to 1 3/4 cups.

 

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Turn a skillet on medium high and put in your stick of butter. Melt and then brown the butter. Set aside to cool.

Mix eggs on medium high until airy, add milk. Mix until frothy.

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Stir in flour, cereal, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Mix together.

Stir in melted butter until well combined.

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Pour onto a hot waffle iron. Cook approximately 4 minutes or until done.

Top with your favorite toppings. Enjoy.

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Apple Applesauce Muffins

Fall means apples.  I buy a bunch when they are on sale and start cooking.  Apple crisp, apple pie, apple butter, apple sauce, apple muffins and plain old apples and peanut butter 🙂

My kids love having mini muffins around.  They fit perfectly in their lunch boxes and I’m delighted to give them a few muffins rather than lose a whole big one on a couple of nibble.  Plus, they’re an easy snack for me when I need a quick snack.  So, I try to just keep different mini muffins around.  If you can’t go through them fast enough, throw them in the freezer and they are perfect in about 20 seconds in the microwave.  But ours don’t usually last that long!Image

Apple Applesauce Muffins
Makes about 35 mini muffins

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
3/4 cups applesauce
1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 large apple, chopped into very small pieces

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Preheat oven to 350.  Spray mini muffin pan or fill with paper liners.
Cream butter and sugar.  Add eggs one at a time.  Stir in applesauce.
Mix together dry ingredients.  Add to creamed mixture.  Stir in diced apples.
Fill muffin cups.  Bake 12-15 minutes until top springs back when pressed and they start to brown around the edges.

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The muffins are delicious by themselves, but if you want a delicious treat, melt 1/4 cup butter in one bowl.  Stir 1/4 cup sugar with 2 teaspoons cinnamon in another bowl.  When muffins are cool to the touch, dip the top or the entire muffin in the butter to coat, then in the sugar.  Rest on a cooling rack to let them cool and dry.

Printable Recipe: Apple Applesauce Muffins

 
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Posted by on November 14, 2013 in Muffins

 

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