Snow Day Waffles

Yay – snow day!!!! This morning there was a little extra time to make the kids a fun breakfast instead of throwing a bowl of cereal in front of them to scarf down in 5 minutes before running to the bus stop. Their request…Star Wars waffles! Of course they request waffles when we are out of our favorite Aunt Jemima mix… so today I learned it’s actually super easy and quick to make waffles from scratch! And the ingredients are probably everything you already have in your cabinets.

I started with a receipe from Allrecipes.com and just tweaked it slightly. The batter tasted a little bland so I added a little extra sugar, salt and vanilla. (It’s a snow day – already loosening up on the New Year’s resolutions!) You can find the original recipe here.

All you will need is:

  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 and 3/4 cups milk (I used 1%)
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • fruit and whipped cream for toppings (or chocolate chips, etc.)

I mixed the ingredients with my Kitchen Aid stand mixer, however a hand mixer would work just fine. You could probably also whisk ingredients by hand and get a little arm workout in!

  1. Preheat waffle iron.
  2. Beat the 2 eggs until light and fluffy – this took several minutes using the whisk attachment at medium to medium high speed.                                                                                                         
  3. Add the flour, milk, oil, sugar, salt, baking powder and vanilla extract. Mix until well combined. (I switched to the paddle attachment to mix these ingredients.)                                                             
  4. Spray waffle iron with cooking spray. Pour mix into waffle iron and cook until golden brown.
  5. Top with fruit, chocolate chips, whipped cream, etc. and serve! (This made about 7 “Star Wars” waffles which are very large!!)

Enjoy!!