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!
- Preheat waffle iron.
- Beat the 2 eggs until light and fluffy – this took several minutes using the whisk attachment at medium to medium high speed.
- 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.)
- Spray waffle iron with cooking spray. Pour mix into waffle iron and cook until golden brown.
- Top with fruit, chocolate chips, whipped cream, etc. and serve! (This made about 7 “Star Wars” waffles which are very large!!)