I was thinking about how many of you are snowed in today! What a perfect excuse to stay in and make these heavenly waffles for your Valentine. Crunchy on the outside and light and fluffy on the inside, with a touch of sweetness and cinnamon making them syrup-optional! (But why would you choose to not put maple syrup on something…)
Waffles have always been near the top of my fave foods list. When I was a kid there was nothing better than Eggos – slightly burnt and extra crunchy. And I filled every. single. hole. with syrup. Good times!
The idea of making waffles drifted into my head as I tried to fall asleep Saturday night. So I lay awake hungry for a while and then woke up Sunday morning, like, needing waffles. I whipped them up for us in under 10 minutes and it was the first of many good decisions I made that day, opting to stay inside away from the snow and watch movies curled up under blankets.
A touch of brown sugar and sprinkle of cinnamon elevate this recipe to one you’ll pull out on special-breakfast-deserving days, like today! I topped mine with maple syrup and a mix of fruit – and it took about 3 seconds to turn the raspberries and bananas into little hearts – perfect for your little Valentine. xox
Three notes about this recipe:
I use coconut oil here instead of the usual vegetable oil – but it’s your call – you won’t taste a difference.
To make the raspberry hearts, slice a berry in two lengthwise, then take a tiny notch out of the top.
They freeze excellently. Pop them in your toaster and voilà – your own grown up version of Eggos.
2. In a liquid measuring cup combine the milk, melted coconut oil, and vanilla. Set aside.
3. In a small bowl combine the flour, sugars, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Set aside.
4. In a large bowl beat the eggs with a hand mixer on high speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
5. Add the milk mixture and beat for about 10 seconds. Add the dry ingredients and beat until incorporated - don't over mix.
6. Spray the waffle iron with non stick spray. Add about 1/4 Cup of batter to each section and cook until golden.
7. Add toppings of choice and serve hot. Cool any leftovers and freeze them for up to 2 months. Defrost in the toaster.
* 1 3/4 Cups Milk
* 1/2 Cup Melted Coconut Oil
* 1/2 Tsp Vanilla Extract
* 2 Cups Flour
* 1 Tbsp White Sugar
* 1 Tbsp Brown Sugar
* 4 Tsp Baking Powder
* 1/4 Tsp Salt
* 1/2 Tsp Cinnamon
* Desired toppings - raspberries, blueberries, bananas, syrup