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).

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 🙂

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

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.


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.

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!

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!

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

-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


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.

{ 56 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kori January 24, 2011 at 8:00 pm

That looks heavenly (especially since I know there’s PB in there)!!


2 Eftychia January 24, 2011 at 8:10 pm

Yummy, Yummy!! I can smell it.


3 Belinda @zomppa January 24, 2011 at 8:13 pm

Smokin’!!! WOW! Can I have that for breakfast instead??


4 HappyWhenNotHungry January 24, 2011 at 8:13 pm

These waffle makers look delicious! I received a waffle maker for my bridal shower, but don’t use it nearly as much as I should. Your post has def inspired me to whip it out this weekend 🙂


5 HappyWhenNotHungry January 24, 2011 at 8:14 pm

These waffles look delicious! I received a waffle maker for my bridal shower, but don’t use it nearly as much as I should. Your post has def inspired me to whip it out this weekend 🙂


6 Tes January 24, 2011 at 8:17 pm

Ummm what a erfet warm breakfast. I just love waffle… any kind of waffle. Yours look perfect and yummy 🙂


7 Evan Thomas January 24, 2011 at 8:24 pm

I haven’t had waffles in ages. These look delicious!


8 RavieNomNoms January 24, 2011 at 8:30 pm

Oh my! Those look absolutely amazing!


9 Adriana January 24, 2011 at 8:32 pm

Beautiful running fuel!


10 Jenné @ Sweet Potato Soul January 24, 2011 at 8:36 pm

These look so tasty. I love the bananas and raisins on top!


11 Becky January 24, 2011 at 8:49 pm

Your waffles look amazing, and I haven’t eaten breakfast yet. Can I have some of those waffles now. please?


12 Steph January 25, 2011 at 9:05 am

Come on over!! I’d love to share 😉


13 Hester Casey - Alchemy January 24, 2011 at 8:59 pm

I am going to have to add Waffle Maker to my collection of gadgets – the reason I’ve been holding off is that I know I will use it too often! These look like the perfect role model waffles when I finally give in to temptation.


14 Kate @ Diethood.com January 24, 2011 at 10:08 pm

Why don’t I have a waffle maker? These would be an awesome breakfast! Great recipe, Steph… thank you!


15 Lauren January 24, 2011 at 10:38 pm

LOVE waffles. I just got a waffle maker for Christmas and made Brown Sugar Bacon Wafffles…mmm. P.S. We nominated you for the Stylish Blogger Award today! Check out our page to see it. Wishing you the best of luck on your bake sale!


16 Steph January 25, 2011 at 9:04 am

Whoa!! That sounds crazy good! Thank you for the award, that’s too sweet!!


17 stephchows January 24, 2011 at 10:42 pm

mmmmm delicious!!! They look over the top good, I think I may need to have waffles for dinner… gotta love breakfast for dinner 🙂


18 Runeatrepeat January 24, 2011 at 10:52 pm

I’m pretty much obsessed with waffles lately! Love this 🙂


19 Steph January 25, 2011 at 9:03 am

I’m quickly becoming obsessed


20 Vicki @ Wilde in the Kitchen January 24, 2011 at 11:19 pm

Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day too! I love that you put peanut butter on your waffles, sounds perfect!


21 Charlie January 24, 2011 at 11:52 pm

These waffles look so good!! When I make waffles, I usually make a big batch and freeze them for an easy quick breakfast!


22 Steph January 25, 2011 at 9:03 am

That’s such a great idea! Gotta try that


23 Christina January 25, 2011 at 1:15 am

Breakfast is my favorite meal too! These waffles look amazing!


24 Kristen January 25, 2011 at 1:22 am

What a scrumptious breakfast. I put peanut butter on my waffles and pancakes, too. I haven’t thought of the raisins and bananas, though. I guess it’s time to broaden my family’s horizons a little.


25 Sprinkled with Flour January 25, 2011 at 2:25 am

Breakfast is my favorite meal too! I could seriously eat it all day long:) Can you believe don’t have a waffle maker? Every year I say I’ll buy one, or ask for one at Christmas…but I always forget. Thanks for the reminder that I need one, if anything to make this recipe!


26 Evan @swEEts January 25, 2011 at 2:56 am

I am so excited to get married this year mostly because I get to register for things like a waffle maker so I can make delicious breakfasts like this! Your waffles sound fabulous!


27 Melissa January 25, 2011 at 2:58 am

oh man those look so good! and I love smearing peanut butter over my waffles. mmmm.


28 Sara January 25, 2011 at 3:43 am

I’m a big breakfast/brunch person too. I wish I were not working in the morning to have the time to make some yummy breakfast food but I usually limit myself to cereals, granola or oatmeal, like you. But the weekend I go crazy with brunch. Waffles are my all time favorite and believe it or not…I still don’t have a waffle maker. I need to get one. These cinnamon brown sugar ones got me inspired!


29 Jean January 25, 2011 at 3:46 am

Unlike you, I’m not usually a breakfast person but I LOVE making waffles for my husband. These are full of warm, comforting flavors–I’m sure he’d love them. Yum!


30 yummychunklet January 25, 2011 at 4:29 am

Those waffles look absolutely delicious, especially with the peanut butter and banana! It sure beats a peanut butter, banana and honey sandwich. (But, that’s tasty as well!)


31 Steph January 25, 2011 at 9:02 am

I’d go for that right now 🙂


32 Brittany January 25, 2011 at 4:57 am

I LOVE YOUR BLOG! great job with all the pics 🙂


33 Steph January 25, 2011 at 9:01 am

Thank you so much!


34 Sandra January 25, 2011 at 6:21 am

Awesome idea! Your waffles look beautiful and tasty!


35 lil @ sweetsbysillianah January 25, 2011 at 8:22 am

these waffles look amazingly good!! especially with all the yummy goodness on top… i need to get me a waffle maker, stat!


36 Melissa (MelissaLikesToEat) January 25, 2011 at 9:33 am

I love all the peanut butter!!!


37 Kat @ Cupcake Kat January 25, 2011 at 10:02 am

Yummy! These look so good
I love your blog its so cute


38 Cookette January 25, 2011 at 10:50 am

these look amazing!


39 Monet January 25, 2011 at 12:21 pm

So I’m drooling! I love waffles, but like you, I tend to stick to my normal breakfast routine. I need to branch out. ASAP. Thank you for sharing your sweet breakfast treat with me…I hope you have a great Tuesday…I’m already ready for the weekend 🙂


40 Joyti January 25, 2011 at 4:54 pm

I am a new comer in that I’ve just started experimenting with whole wheat, but I whole-hearted agree with you, it does add a lovely richness, good texture. I cant think of why I didn’t try earlier, because I prefer whole wheat bread to white.
Your waffles look amazing!


41 Jill January 25, 2011 at 6:56 pm

Wow! Look amazing, healthy and definitely for a new weekend breakfast routine…. hmmmm


42 Aimee January 25, 2011 at 10:26 pm

For some reason I am not a huge waffle lover, but I would love to try the recipe and make pancakes instead!


43 Amber January 25, 2011 at 10:41 pm

these look AMAZING! i would pay a boatload to be able to munch on some of those before a long day at school!


44 Lindsay @Eat, Knit, Grow January 25, 2011 at 11:54 pm

Yum!! Those look so delicious! I wish it was the weekend already, so I could whip up a batch!


45 briarrose January 26, 2011 at 1:09 am

Mmmm….waffles how I love you. They look fantastic!

Nice, healthier twist with the whole wheat flour.


46 elisabeth@foodandthriftfinds January 26, 2011 at 1:15 am

How can anyone resist these beautiful and healthy yummy whole wheat waffles? Love the photos of it as well. Don’t see an option to follow your blog, so I will look for you to follow, on twitter!


47 Veronica January 26, 2011 at 4:18 am

Oh, yum! I love your addition of peanut butter to the batter. Sounds very hearty and nutritious, not to mention delicious!


48 Peggy January 26, 2011 at 4:46 pm

That definitely beats any waffle I’ve ever made!


49 blackbookkitchendiaries January 26, 2011 at 10:32 pm

this sounds so yummy! thanks for sharing this.. love your pictures:)


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51 Steph January 28, 2011 at 12:54 am

🙂 you can have em…gotta bid on Monday!


52 Tonya - What's On My Plate January 31, 2011 at 6:53 am

I recently dusted off my waffle maker and went to work. I made these delicious banana cornmeal waffles (with crystallized ginger) and a banana nut sauce. SO GOOD. I need to use my waffle maker more often.


53 Debbie February 9, 2011 at 11:30 am

Steph…these really were the best waffles I’ve ever made! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe 🙂 Glad you like the pics too!


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