As young as I can remember and now raising my own family, I find it very important that we all sit down to eat, rather than grabbing and going. As our lives are getting busier and busier with early morning school routine and all the extracurricular activities it is becoming harder to insure that all our meals are enjoyed at the table. Menu planning, prepping and stocking the fridge and freezer is the best way I know how to to quickly get everyone fed with whole, natural and nutritious ingredients.
Although I would love to have a three course meal ready on all occasions, that is not likely at this stage in our life and I am totally fine with that. Breakfast for dinner, dinner for lunch, or an array of appetizers for any meal is what you might find in my kitchen, but the girls are happy and we are fed!
Breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert, waffles are a favorite in my family. There is something so comforting about a homemade waffles, whether you are enjoying them alone or garnishing them with eggs, bacon, prosciutto, roasted bananas, chocolate or anything other toppings of your choice. The crisp outside and soft doughy center makes for a perfect meal. Two of my go to waffle combinations is thinly sliced prosciutto and shaved gruyere cheese for a savory twist and on the sweeter side, roasted bananas topped with a butterscotch syrup.
The beauty of waffles is that they can be found all over the world. These perfectly shaped treats are on restaurant menus of all cuisines. From steakhouses, southern to American fine dining, waffles are sure to make you feel like a kid again.
- 2 Cups All Purpose Flour
- 1 Tbsp Baking Powder
- ½ tsp Salt
- 4 Tbsp Granulated Sugar
- 1½ Cups Whole Milk
- 2 Eggs, Separated
- ½ Cup Butter, Melted
- Preheat the waffle iron
- Sift together flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl
- In a separate bowl whisk egg yolks and milk and whisk into dry ingredients
- Pour the melted butter into flour mixture and mix until fully combined
- In a separate bowl, whisk the egg whites until stiff peaks and slowly add in granulated sugar
- Gently fold egg whites into batter just until combined, do not over mix or the batter will deflate
- Scoop the desired amount of batter onto a greased and warmed waffle iron and cook until golden brown (use according to the manufacture of your iron)
- Remove waffle when ready and serve immediately or freeze the extra waffles!
Make the classic waffle recipe
Whisk in ½ cup shredded gruyere cheese into the waffle batter
Scoop the batter into waffle iron until golden brown
Remove waffle from the iron and garnish with thinly sliced prosciutto, shredded gruyere and chopped chives
Roasted Banana & Caramel Waffles
Heat oven to 350 degrees F
Slice bananas into ½” thick banana rounds and place on a foil lined sheet pan
Sprinkle the bananas with granulated sugar and roast for 10-15 minutes or until bananas are soft and sugar is bubbling.
While the bananas are roasting, make the classic waffle recipe
Whisk in ½ cup chopped pecans into waffle batter
Scoop batter into waffle iron until golden brown
Remove waffle from the iron and garnish with roasted bananas, toasted pecan pieces and caramel sauce of your choice
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Favorite Waffle Irons
Breville No Mess Classic Round Waffle Maker