Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Homemade Waffles

Waffles are always a popular meal in our house - any time of the day!  This recipe is not too sweet, which makes it amazing with natural peanut butter, a few local blueberries and a little pure maple syrup drizzled on top.  Really, any seasonal berries would do.  This is definitely one of my summer craves ... and it's obviously meatless, so it fits right into our week of simple eating.

You do need a waffle iron, but they're pretty cheap.  We invested in one that would last because we do waffles at least once a week.  Waffles are easy, fast, cheap and always a crowd pleaser.

Homemade Waffles

2/3 cup flour
1/3 cup cornstarch
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup milk
1/3 cup oil
1 egg
1 teaspoon pure vanilla

Mix together the first six ingredients.

Mix in the remaining ingredients and stir well.  (Perfect job for a helper :).)

Spray waffle iron with cooking spray and fill with mix, but be conservative.  This recipe tends to expand.  My waffle iron has a timer, but most have a light that turns off.  Check often after the first few minutes since it depends on your particular waffle iron for the cooking time.

The waffles are done when golden and slightly crispy on the outside, but still soft and fluffy on the inside.  Add toppings of your choosing.  This recipe feeds our family of three - but if you have a few big eaters around your table, you might want to double the recipe.

1 comment:

  1. Yum! Those look great.
    Love Morgan's glasses, she is a cutie!