Thursday, March 13, 2014

In the Kitchen: Infallible Waffles!

I absolutely love homemade waffles. Something about using the waffle machine and getting to dress the waffle to your liking makes me really satisfied (don't judge me!). The fact that you're only paying a fraction of the price is pretty sweet too ;)

As for the batter.... have you found that sometimes the batter is good, sometimes its bad? This recipe is perfect (and has never failed me once)! Trust me, you will never buy boxed waffle batter again.

When removing them from the waffle iron, they may seem soft but once cooled, they are perfectly crispy on the outside and melt-in-your-mouth soft on the inside.

My favourite part of waffles is that they are so incredibly versatile! Strawberries, ice cream, sauce, sky is the limit when it comes to toppings for waffles. Below is the recipe for a basic waffle but it can totally be customized! Want chocolate waffles? Add chocolate chips or cocoa powder! Or add blueberries! Or cinnamon! That's the beautiful thing about waffles, they are your own creation :)

As a snack, I love turning my waffles into mini sandwiches! I add natural peanut butter on one waffle and condensed milk on another. Stack it together and cut them into bite-sized pieces. Such a great splurge dessert!

I n g r e d i e n t s
Makes ~10-12 waffles
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup warm milk
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
D i r e c t i o n s
  1. Preheat waffle iron to desire temperature. Each waffle machine is different so adjust yours to the ideal setting.
  2. Mix together flour, salt, baking powder and sugar in a large bowl. Set aside
  3. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs. Stir in the milk, butter and vanilla. 
  4. Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients bowl and beat until well blended
  5. Ladle the batter into the preheated waffle iron. Cook the waffles until golden and crisp. Serve immediately
*Note: if you don't feel like using all the batter, don't worry! It lasts up to a week in the fridge or simply use all the batter and freeze left over waffles. Reheat them in a toaster before eating.

Nutritional Information
Serving size: 2 waffles
| Calories: 314 cal | Total Fat: 13.4 g | Fiber: 1.2 g | Sodium: 513 mg | Protein: 8.3 g | Sugar: 7.1 g |