When I don’t have time to make the dinner I planned or I don’t have a plan for dinner at all (!), my first thought is breakfast. I almost always have the ingredients on hand to make pancakes, waffles, or eggs. When the kids get to vote, these waffles win every time. They are easy, quick, and delicious. A serving of fresh fruit on top makes this a meal at my house on a busy weeknight. I would love to know what you serve on your waffles for dinner or breakfast, so leave a comment and let us try your family’s favorite combination.
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
2 large eggs beaten
2 1/2 cups milk
3/4 cup vegetable oil
Sliced fresh fruit such as strawberries, bananas, blueberries
Granola, if desired
Whipped cream, if desired (1 cup whipping cream with 3 tablespoons sugar and 2 teaspoons vanilla, whipped until stiff peaks form)
Combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl.
Combine eggs, milk, and oil; and to flour mixture, stirring with a wire whisk until dry ingredients are moistened.
Cook in a preheated, OILED waffle iron until golden. Serves 4.
From The Ultimate Southern Living Cookbook, 1999
If you don’t have a waffle maker, here is my recommendation:
It is an investment, but one I have never regretted as we use ours often. Remember to brush it with vegetable oil each time before you begin and the waffles will just slide out when done.