Do you ever get into those moods where you feel like eating breakfast for dinner or brenner? In my house, brenner comes at least once a week. There is something about eating an omelet or french toast at the wrong hour of the day to make you feel like a college kid again. I blame that feeling on the time constraints of taking care of an infant, 7 year old, dog, house, school, and getting my house together for homecoming. Tonight, was my daughter’s turn to pick what we would eat for dinner and she chose waffles and sausage. Great choices I thought, but only one problem – I didn’t have any waffle/pancake mix in the cupboard! So then I thought, “What would Paula Deen do?” She would mix her own! I dug into my arsenal of recipes, and found one for Simple Homemade Waffles from Scratch. This is a great recipe if you, like me, are out of waffle/pancake mix and want to fix your family something quick and easy for breakfast. It is also a great recipe to have on hand if you are cost- and health-conscious because: it costs pennies to make, you can easily substitute whole wheat flour for the white flour, omit the salt, and/or use soy/almond milk instead. This recipe is quick to prepare if you are in a time crunch. It literally took me around 20 minutes to mix and cook 6 full sized waffles while the sausage cooked on the stove.
Simple Homemade Waffles from Scratch
- 3 Tbsp butter, melted
- 1 1/2 C all purpose flour (if batter is too thin for your liking, add 1/8 c of flour to thicken it)
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- Pinch of salt
- 1/4 tsp of vanilla extract (optional)
- 2 Tbsp. sugar
- 1 1/2 C milk
- 2 eggs
First, preheat your waffle iron and spray with cooking spray. Melt butter in microwave. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. In another bowl, beat together milk, vanilla, and eggs. Then, whisk the liquid mixture into dry ingredients until combined. Stir in melted butter. Blend batter with a whisk until smooth. Spoon about 1/2 cup of batter onto iron and close to cook. This first waffle will be the tester. This would be the time to add your additional flour if batter/waffle is not thick enough for your liking. Cook waffle until golden brown. Remove to plate and keep warm or serve immediately. Garnish with powdered sugar (tastes just like a funnel cake), syrup, or fresh fruit. Enjoy!
*If you try this recipe, please reply with how it turned out, what variations you made, and what you or your family thought about it*