It’s that time of year: the holidays are over, and it is time to rethink your life, right? January is traditionally the time when resolutions are made with the best of intentions. Alas, as early as January 17th there is a holiday known as “Ditch New Year’s Resolutions” Day. Most people have already given up on resolutions by mid-winter, so this year let’s try something a little different. Instead of making a huge, hard resolution, make small changes that you can keep going throughout the whole year. Want to start with something easy, maybe a healthy breakfast? I am here to help!
I don’t know about everyone else, but my family becomes obsessed about a particular food from time to time. Our current obsession is the humble waffle. With the help of an amazing recipe and our new favorite kitchen gadget, we have elevated this unassuming breakfast food to a magical, delightful, fascinating item that can and should be enjoyed at any meal. First, we use a very special waffle iron called the Wonderffle. This amazing cast iron waffle iron lets you stuff your waffles and still have them coming out cooked all the way through, golden and crispy. We love filling our waffles with savory items such as bacon and sharp cheddar cheese or chicken nuggets and hot sauce. On the sweet side, we have experimented with a buttery cinnamon sugar mix and peanut butter and jelly. So far, we have never been disappointed. The wonderful thing about waffles is you can top them with whatever tickles your fancy that day or night. This recipe can also be made in a regular waffle iron. Be adventurous and top them with cheese or some chocolate chips (my daughter’s favorite). This is an easy and delicious treat. Enjoy!
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Classic Buttermilk Waffles
Recipe Courtesy of Mel’s Kitchen Café
- 2 large eggs
- 1 3/4 cups (14 ounces buttermilk)
- 4 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled to room temperature
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups (7.25 ounces) all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
In a medium-sized bowl, beat together the eggs, buttermilk, melted butter, and vanilla. In another bowl, whisk together, the dry ingredients; combine the wet and dry ingredients just until smooth.
For a regular waffle iron use about 1/3-1/2 cup of batter. Make sure you spray your waffle iron to prevent sticking. If adding toppings, pour batter in first, then add toppings and close iron. Wait 2-3 minutes per waffle or until your iron stops steaming.