February 26, 2008

From BH&G Anyone Can Cook. Only 2 tablespoons of sugar makes me feel pretty good about making these for my family. Well, except for the huge amount of oil. I’m going to decrease it next time and see how they turn out. Maybe replace half of it with applesauce. We’ll see. Cornmeal waffles, scrambled eggs with bacon and red onions, salsa, and cheddar cheese. Yum! We ended up dumping everything off the waffles and eating it first, then pouring syrup all over the waffles. I had a few bites of everything together, and both ways it was great. We’re a huge breakfast foods family. Even #1 (pickiest eater on the planet) loves all breakfast foods. Even bacon.

1 3/4 c all-purpose flour
2 T sugar
1 T baking powder
1/4 t salt
2 eggs
1 3/4 c milk
1/2 c cooking oil or butter, melted
1 t vanilla

In a medium bowl stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture; set aside.
In another medium bowl beat eggs lightly; stir in milk, oil, and vanilla. Add egg mixture all at once to the flour mixture. Stir just until moistened (batter should be slightly lumpy).
Add batter to a preheated, lightly greased waffle baker. Close lid quickly; do not open until done. Bake until steam no longer escapes. Makes 12-16 4-inch waffles or six 7-inch waffles.

Variations: Next time try folding one of the following into the batter: 1/2 c raisins or finely snipped dried fruit; 1/2 c fresh or frozen blueberries, raspberries, or blackberries; 1/2 c finely chopped nuts (toasted); 1/2 chopped banana; 1/2 c crumbled cooked bacon; 1/2 c shredded cheddar cheese; 1/4 c shredded coconut; 1/2 c miniature semisweet baking pieces.

Buttermilk Waffles: Prepare as above, except reduce baking powder to 1 teaspoon and add 1/2 t baking soda. Substitute 2 c buttermilk or sour milk for the milk.

Cornmeal Waffles: Prepare as above, except decrease flour to 1 cup and add 1 cup cornmeal to the flour mixture. Serve with scrambled eggs, salsa, & shredded cheese on top.

Chocolate Waffles: Prepare as above, except decrease flour to 1 1/2 cups, increase sugar to 1/4 cup, and add 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder to the flour mixture. Fold 1/4 c miniature semisweet chocolate pieces into batter. Serve with yogurt or whipped cream and berries on top.

Gingerbread Waffles: Prepare as above, except increase flour to 2 cups, omit the sugar, and add 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger, 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, and 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves to the flour mixture. Add 2 Tablespoons molasses to the egg mixture.

By Becky

Becky is a mom to 4 kiddos and wife to an awesome guy. She's a food fanatic and loves creating and improving recipes. Bread is her weakness and delicious food is her passion!