One of my favorite breakfast foods, really anytime foods, is a frozen waffle with peanut butter. Steph and I have even bonded over our shared love of peanut butter waffles- seriously the best! I could eat them every day and not just for breakfast. I have, on occasion, brought a frozen waffle and peanut butter to work with me and eaten it for lunch. Sometimes I will even eat it for dinner when I can’t decide what to eat. I just love frozen waffles with peanut butter!
My family, however, prefers homemade Bisquick waffles with syrup. Not that there is anything wrong with Bisquick waffles but I still always preferred the crispy-ness of my frozen Eggo’s. Homemade waffles just didn’t cut it for me so I decided it was time to try a new recipe, one that I actually enjoyed eating.
I found this recipe on Pinterest and I adapted it to what I had on hand. The original recipe calls for regular milk but I still had buttermilk left over from a cake I made so I decided to use that instead. I also ran out of granulated sugar (this is something I am realizing I should buy bulk since I use it so often) so I substituted with brown sugar. And, as always, I add extra vanilla to everything I bake. It all started with my mom telling to me to add an extra teaspoon to my chocolate chip cookies (which I listened to her advice even though she is not known for her baking skills) and ever since then I usually double the amount of vanilla that the recipe calls for or add an extra teaspoon.
The end result was fantastic! These waffles are sturdy enough that they don’t turn to mush when smothered with syrup, which was one of my pet peeves about homemade waffles. I’ve made them for breakfast two Saturdays in a row and I think I might retire my frozen waffles and start making big batches of these! Definitely add them to your menu this week. You won’t be disappointed 🙂
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups flour
- 1 1/3 cups buttermilk
- 1/2 cup vegetable or canola oil
- 2 tbls brown sugar
- 4 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp vanilla
- pinch of salt
- Add all ingredients into electric stand mixer and mix until incorporated.
- Heat a waffle iron and make waffles according to waffle iron directions.
- Enjoy with peanut butter, syrup, whip cream, fruit, or whatever you want!