5 Ways to Re-Invent a Homemade Waffle

For Christmas my husband received a waffle maker from my parents. He LOVES waffles and has been eating frozen waffles for the past several months. I’m okay with frozen waffles, but as a dietitian, my hope is that my husband, as well as our family, can enjoy quality “whole foods” with minimal preservatives and without unnecessary additives.  When my husband received a waffle maker for Christmas, so began my search for a waffle batter recipe that would be a perfect for us!

Ree Drummond (better known as The Pioneer Woman) provided a recipe that inspired me to warm up our waffle iron!

Need ideas to warm up your waffle iron?

Below are 5 foodie fun reasons to begin incorporating waffles back into your diet:

  1. Chicken and Smoked Cheddar Waffles (Recipe: MyRecipes)
  2. BLT on Cheddar Rosemary Waffle Bread (Recipe: Baker Bettie)
  3. Strawberry Shortcake Napoleons (Recipe: Feels Like Home)
  4. Waffle Ice Cream Sandwiches (Recipe: Martha Stewart)
  5. Breakfast Quesadilla with Waffle Tortilla (Recipe: Waffle Batter Below – Fill with Favorite Breakfast Ingredients and Cook Like Quesadilla on Stovetop! Garnish with Sliced Avocado, Sour Cream, and/or Sriracha!)

Waffle Batter Recipe (Recipe Inspired by Pioneer Woman)

Ingredients: 347

  • 2 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 3 teaspons Baking Powder
  • ½ teaspoon of Sea Salt
  • ¼ cup Sugar
  • 1 ½ cups Organic Fat-Free Milk
  • 2 Organic Whole Egg Yolks
  • 1 ½ Tbsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 stick Unsalted Butter, Melted
  • 4 Whole Organic Egg Whites

Directions:

  • Pre-heat your waffle iron.
  • Mix together all-purpose flour, baking powder, sea salt, and sugar in a medium mixing bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, blend milk, 2 egg yolks, and vanilla together. Pour wet ingredients over dry ingredients and gently mix until halfway combined. Pour in melted butter and gently continue mixing ingredients until combined.
  • In a separate bowl, use a mixer to beat the egg whites until stiff. Slowly fold them into the batter until slightly combined.
  • Scoop the waffle batter into the waffle iron in batches and cook according to its directions. Serve immediately with butter, warm maple syrup, and mixed berries.

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One response to “5 Ways to Re-Invent a Homemade Waffle

  1. Whitney Owenby

    There is a place in Grayton Beach called Hibiscus Inn, and they have a tiny cafe. I remember getting something (years ago) – the Waffle Wonderful – that you would probably love.

    http://www.hibiscusflorida.com

    http://www.tripadvisor.com/LocationPhotoDirectLink-g3135628-d117977-i53810910-Hibiscus_Coffee_and_Guesthouse-Grayton_Beach_Santa_Rosa_Beach_Florida.html

    I can’t recall exactly what was on it, but I do remember the following:

    Base of a whole-grain waffle….spread pb on top, stack/pile/layer a mix of pecans, granny smith apples (chopped), coconut, banana, and pour a little honey and a dash of cinnamon over the top of that. Mmmm!!!

    They do variations based on what they have – sometimes it may be topped with the pb, apples, grapes, coconut, pecans, strawberries, blueberries, honey, etc.

    Try it next time you are down there…just make sure the cafe is open first! 🙂

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