Waffle-wiffer

January 24, 2011

It’s no secret that my favorite meal of the day is breakfast.

The surprising thing is that even though it’s my favorite meal of the day I don’t usually branch out from my normal breakfast options. I usually stick to the same meals, which always involve oatmeal.

The weekend I decided to change that by making some waffles! I was a waffle-wiffer (my Dad’s term for a waffle maker).

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I wanted to give my waffles a more grainy, heartier taste so I decided to make whole wheat waffles. I love the flavor of whole wheat, to me it just seems to be richer in taste.

I flavored the batter with some brown sugar, cinnamon, peanut butter and some melted butter :)

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After everything is all mixed you pour the mixture right in to your smokin’ hot waffle maker.

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And when I say smokin’, I mean smokin’! I couldn’t believe all the smoke that was coming out of the waffle-wiffer’s waffle maker. Don’t be afraid though, your waffles are fine! You have to leave the lid closed…no peaking…until the smoke slowly starts to subside. This will ensure a golden, crispy waffle.

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Lucas was still sleeping when the waffles were ready to eat. I decided that he needed his beauty sleep and that I needed to eat. So I began to build my waffle plate. Bananas needed to be added, along with some raisins.

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And I can’t have breakfast without more peanut butter, so I used that as my butter. Spreading it on the waffles while they were still hot made for a perfectly melty topping. And you can’t have waffles without syrup!

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I can’t tell you how excited I was to eat these! The mountain of waffles were dripping with sticky syrup, melted peanut butter was oozing out of the corners, and my fork was ready to go in for the kill. I think I need to change up breakfast more often!

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Cinnamon Brown Sugar Whole Wheat Waffles
adapted from Andrea’s Recipes

Ingredients
-1 1/2 c whole wheat flour
-2 tsp baking powder
-1 tsp ground cinnamon
-1/2 tsp salt
-1 egg, beaten
-1 1/2 c buttermilk
-2 tbsp brown sugar
-1/4 c melted butter
-1/4 c melted peanut butter

Directions

1. In the medium bowl whisk together the whole wheat flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.

2. In the small bowl stir together the egg, buttermilk, brown sugar, melted butter, and melted peanut butter.

3. Add the buttermilk mixture to the flour mixture and stir just until combined.

4. Cook according to your waffle iron manufacturer’s directions. You can keep cooked waffles warm in a 250° F oven while making the rest, just lay them directly on the oven rack, and they will even crisp a little.

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