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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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Homemade Granola

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Our family loves granola.  We make a new batch about 2 times a month…and it’s not a small batch.  There’s lots of granola recipes out there.  I’ve tried a bunch.  This one just happens to be the easiest.  I’ll probably post later on some others that I love because they cluster or the flavors, but for an everyday easy and delicious granola, this is it!  It takes about 5 minutes to mix up – about the amount of time to heat up the oven.  Then it cooks for about an hour.  Done!

Homemade granola

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7 cups old-fashioned oats

1 cup crisp rice cereal

1 Tablespoon cinnamon (plus other spices as you choose: ginger, cloves, nutmeg, etc.)

3/4 cup honey

3/4 cup maple syrup

1 Tablespoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 275.

Mix together dry ingredients in one bowl, wet in another.  Stir the 2 together until well coated.

Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick spray.  Bake about 45 minutes, stirring once (about 20 minutes in).  If you bake it longer, it gets crunchier and darker.

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Printable version: Homemade Granola



 
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Posted by on November 12, 2013 in Homemade Staples

 

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