Waffles of Insane Greatness

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Waffles of Insane Greatness

I have a weakness for breakfast food. I always have. Not feeling well? Breakfast for dinner. In a meal planning rut? Breakfast for dinner. Weekend morning? Breakfast that actually involves cooking. You get my point. The only problem I ever have when it comes to breakfast foods is whether I should eat/make something sweet or something savory. In the end, sweet usually wins out. Just look at my breakfast category. One thing that I’ve failed to post until now is a waffle recipe. I have to apologize because I’ve kind of been holding out on you guys. This recipe has been our favorite for years, but honestly I don’t really feel like taking blog photos first thing in the morning so it never got photographed. Yes I’m a blogger and I probably shouldn’t admit that, but I like to keep it real. Eric made a batch of these for Mother’s Day, and since it was later than usual (thanks for sleeping in, Clara!), I took a picture of the one remaining waffle after we all ate.

These waffles are my favorite for a number of reasons. The texture is perfect – slightly crisp on the outside and light on the inside. The flavor is mild – good enough to eat on its own but also a wonderful base for things like Nutella, peanut butter or just maple syrup. I also like that these waffles aren’t overly sweet. And perhaps my favorite reason for loving this recipe so much is that Clara also loves it. We made these for Christmas morning breakfast and again for her first birthday, and watching her eat them is seriously one of the cutest things ever. She eats hers plain with a side of fruit. Eric and I aren’t as healthy in our waffle consumption. For those times I don’t feel like slathering my waffle in Nutella and loading it with fruit and eating it like a taco (or, as Eric and I refer to it, a wafco), it is perfect for eggs, cheese and a couple slices of crispy bacon. As we ate these Sunday morning, we dreamed up all the combinations we could make if we had a waffle food truck. Since we had so many ideas, I’m sure we’ll be having these for breakfast again soon so that we can test them out.

Waffles of Insane Greatness

Ingredients
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup cornstarch

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1½ teaspoons sugar

  • ½ cup whole milk

  • ½ cup buttermilk

  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil

  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten

  • ¾ teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions
  • 1

    Whisk together the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar in a medium bowl. In another bowl, whisk together the milk, buttermilk, oil, egg and vanilla. Add the dry ingredients into the bowl with the wet ingredients and whisk until just combined and a few lumps remain. Set aside to rest for 30 minutes.

  • 2

    Preheat a waffle iron. Pour in batter and cook according to the manufacturer’s instructions, until the waffles are crisp and golden. Serve immediately with your choice of toppings.

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  • Nothing better than a good waffle! LOVE this!

  • Nothing better than a good waffle! LOVE this!

  • marcie @ flavor the moments

    I love my waffles, and these look delicious. These will definitely land on the breakfast for dinner schedule!

  • marcie @ flavor the moments

    I love my waffles, and these look delicious. These will definitely land on the breakfast for dinner schedule!

  • This is my favorite waffle recipe! I agree that they’re the perfect vessel for any toppings you can dream up!

  • Kristin

    This is my favorite waffle recipe! I agree that they’re the perfect vessel for any toppings you can dream up!

  • Kayla W

    I just love the name of these. And I must try a waffle with Nutella. Now I want a waffle… 🙂

  • Kayla W

    I just love the name of these. And I must try a waffle with Nutella. Now I want a waffle… 🙂

  • Shelly Jones

    Oh WOW! Can’t wait to make these!

  • Oh WOW! Can’t wait to make these!

  • I love these waffles as well! The restaurant these come from is actually known for being a horrible place– mainly because of the service so we’ve never been there even though it’s in our town!

  • I love these waffles as well! The restaurant these come from is actually known for being a horrible place– mainly because of the service so we’ve never been there even though it’s in our town!

  • These waffles are really delicious. On a side note, I love that red and gold napkin.

  • These waffles are really delicious. On a side note, I love that red and gold napkin.