Toasty Hot Homemade Waffles

Homemade Waffles

 

I just love Hot waffles in the morning!  Yum.  I just like them simple – covered with syrup.

I know boring.

But it’s so good.  Really!

I’m all about making things easy for Mom, and also Dad, to cook in the kitchen.  Plus, I’m not much of a cooking/recipe horse.  Even though I’m there a lot, I don’t like spending my time in the kitchen, and I don’t like buying couture ingredients that I’m going to use once and put in the back of the fridge never to see them again – until they are smelly and moldy (Yuck, I hate mold – it’s creepy).

Here is a very easy – and full proof recipe, for a no-nonsense kid friendly breakfast or brunch.

 

Homemade Waffles – about 5 servings (depending upon your waffle iron)

 

For this recipe, you need the following ingredients

  1. 1/2 cup of butter.  YUM – it makes them nice and buttery.  You don’t want to substitute here.  You need the taste of real butter.  🙂
  2. 2 cups of flour – I’ve tried whole wheat here, it’s not as good.  Sorry.  Use the white flour.
  3. 1 TBSP of light or dark  packed brown sugar – You may be tempted to use white sugar, but the packed brown makes it sweeter.  Use the brown.
  4. 2 large eggs
  5. 4 tsp baking powder
  6. 1 3/4 cup milk.  If you like buttermilk, you can substitute 1 cup buttermilk for 3/4 cup milk, decrease the baking powder by 1/3 and beat in 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda.

 

Instructions

  • Melt the butter in the microwave or on the stove.     Allow it to sit for 15 or 20 minutes on the counter to allow the butter to cool.  My Mother always said if you put eggs into hot butter, the eggs would cook.  Not sure if that’s true or not, but she banged it into me – so – that’s my reasoning for allowing the butter to cool.  Note:  I always melt it in the bowl I am going to mix everything in – to cut down on the amount of dishes that I will have to clean afterwards.

 

  • Add the 2 cups of flour – and mix.  It will be stiff and lumpy, but that’s okay.  I tried putting in all the wet ingredients first, and it just made it a sloppy/spilly mess.

 

  • Add the eggs.

 

  • Add the brown sugar and mix with a wire whisk.  The wire whisk gets the lumps out better and faster than a fork or spatula.  You need to get rid of the lumps – or else you have lumps of flour in your waffles.  It ruins them.

 

  • Add the milk.

 

  • Beat more with a wire whisk until all the lumps are gone.  Make sure to scoop the bottom so that  there is no un-mixed flour hiding on the bottom.

 

  • Add baking powder last and beat just until the baking powder mixes in.

  Non-lumpy Waffle Batter

  • Heat up the waffle iron

 

Waffle Iron - Homemade Waffles

My iron has a red/green indicator system.  When the green lights up, it’s ready to go/the waffles are done.

Yummy!

 

Other Serving Options:

  1. Add vanilla ice cream with real whipped cream.
  2. Add apples cooked in syrup and cinnamon.  YUM!
  3. Add fresh fruit
  4. Mix walnuts or pecans into the batter.

 

 Important notes:

  • It’s better to use a bowl with a pour spout if you have one.  It makes it pouring the waffles into the iron a lot easy and mess free.  If you do not have a bowl with a pour spout, I use a liquid measuring cup (if your bowl is large enough) or a regular measuring cup).
  • As you see, I have a big Belgian-like waffle iron, which takes a lot of batter.  If your waffle maker is small, you will get more waffles than I do.
  • I place my waffles on a piece of cloth so they don’t sweat.  A paper towel works as well.  They will get soft.  When I am ready to serve, I just pop them into the toaster to get them crispy again.
  • Store in the freezer in a container or bag.  Then, just heat them up in the toaster and enjoy!

 

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Comments

  1. We love homemade waffles too! We make extra and then freeze them to have on hand. I’m with you, I kind of like them with just syrup but sometimes blueberries. Looks good! Now you made me hungry for some waffles. 😉
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  2. As soon as I saw a half cup of butter, I knew this recipe was a keeper! LOL Can you add stuff like cinnamon or almond or vanilla extract to the batter?
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    • I haven’t, but I would definitely try. Why not? If you have the real stuff I would be careful with the amount. The extract, I would probably start with 1/4 tsp and see how it is – then add more or less to adjust to taste.

      What a great addition. If you try it, let me know how it turns out.

      Have a great weekend!
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  3. okay, i buy frozen waffles, so I am coming over to your house for these fresh made waffles….I’ll bring the coffee…fair trade, right? 😉
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  4. Looks delicious! I wish I had a waffle iron! Maybe I’ll add that to my Christmas wish list. 🙂 Thanks for sharing your recipe!
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  5. Lisa! In our house we are on this French Toast kick so you know when I came to your site I had to see how you were making those homemade waffles right? These sound amazing. You know I’m a bit of a health nut so I would be tempted to try the wheat flour or even something else first because of your mention about wheat not tasting as good 🙂 Thanks for sharing. We may have to start making waffles some days! 🙂

  6. I can’t wait to try this! I haven’t made my own waffles in awhile, and know my recipe doesn’t use brown sugar, and boy do I love it.. Thank you!!! Have a great Labor Day!

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