Breakfast is always a great time for my family, especially on the weekend. This is the time where we are never in too much of a rush and can enjoy the morning. In my kitchen, a warm breakfast is necessary on the weekends, and pretty much a given during the week days as well. Whether it is french toast, egg sandwiches with ham and cheese, omelets, or pancakes, something on this list is always being served.
I received a gift card to a local store several months ago, and my first instinct was to check out the kitchen area of the store. The card was only for thirty dollars, and in the kitchen area, that can be challenge. I was fortunate to browse without my kids, however they were definitely on my mind as I decided to purchase a waffle maker. My kids love waffles and with that said, it was my turn to take some of the money that I constantly spend on Eggo waffles, and make my own. The great thing is that you are able to freeze these if you make large batches and use them throughout the week!
- 3 cups of all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp of salt
- 1/2 cup of sugar
- 2 tbsp of baking powder
- 4 tbsp melted butter, unsalted
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1/2 cup of buttermilk
Feel free to double up on this dry mix to store some for the future.
When you are ready to make a batter, take about 4 tbsp of melted butter, along with 2 eggs, and 1/2 cup of buttermilk to these dry ingredients. This gets your waffle batter going. The cool thing about waffles is that they are pretty versatile and you can add a handful of ingredients to make them your own. For this particular batch, I used roughly 1/4 cup of raspberry jam.
Once you have your batter ready, heat your waffle iron, add the batter, and rotate every couple of minutes. You know when the waffles are done when they are golden brown. Keep in mind that your waffle iron will also come with automatic lights that will indicate when things are ready to go as well.
Top with your favorite fruit, syrup, powdered sugar, or heck, fried chicken! Enjoy.