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 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.
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.
Stir in flour, cereal, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Mix together.
Stir in melted butter until well combined.
Pour onto a hot waffle iron. Cook approximately 4 minutes or until done.
Top with your favorite toppings. Enjoy.