Sunday, November 3, 2013

(Better Home and Garden Magazine's) Strawberry Waffles

This is not the first time that I've made big promises for breakfast while still laying in bed, only to come downstairs and find that I'm short on the ingredients for the breakfast that I promised. Today it was waffles. But usually those box mixes are some mixture of flour, baking powder, salt, and probably some scary preservatives that we don't need anyway. So I tried out a recipe for making them for scratch, added some strawberries, and BAM we're having a nice little Sunday.

Serves: 6 belgian waffles
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes

I'll clean this mess up while the waffles are cooking...

  • 2 1/2 c all purpose flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbs white sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/4 c milk
  • 1/2 c vegetable oil
  • 3/4c - 1c diced strawberries (optional)

1. Preheat waffle iron. Preheat oven to 300F.

2. Combine dry ingredients in a bowl. Combine wet ingredients in a separate bowl. Pour wet ingredients into dry and mix just until smooth. Turn in strawberries.

3. Spray waffle iron by lightly misting with cooking spray. Pour 3/4 c waffle mix into iron, turn it over, and let cook 5 minutes.

4. Transfer cooked waffles to a baking sheet in the oven while you cook the rest.

5. Serve warm and crispy with a glass of milk. We like to top ours with organic peanut butter and maple syrup.