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Waffles {of Insane Greatness}

2 Jan

What are your New Year’s resolutions this year? Besides the typical eat healthier and continue to exercise regularly, my big resolution is to make something I have never attempted each month. Whether it’s something from my Top 100 or something we think of randomly, I want to step out of my comfort zone and learn some new techniques. I also plan on experimenting more with creating my own recipes.

On a random side note, I also made this totally awesome calendar which I want to keep up with so there’s another resolution.
Waffles of Insane Greatness
Although I have made waffles before, it has been few and far between and they were never all that great. But these waffles? These were the best waffles I have ever eaten. For real. But the name kind of gave it away, didn’t it? They were crispy on the outside while light and fluffy on the inside….breakfast perfection. I whipped them up yesterday morning for Joel, Noah and my parents and it was the perfect way to start off 2013. You seriously have to make them because I seriously considered making another batch this morning and I’m not even a big breakfast person.

We topped ours off with butter and syrup but I think they would be totally divine with strawberries and whipped cream. Oh man, now I really really want to make another batch…..must remember the eat healthier resolution….

Anyway, do you have any suggestions for new/interesting/crazy food to make for January?

Waffles of Insane Greatness
recipe from Food Network
yields 4-5 waffles

3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup whole milk or buttermilk (I recommend buttermilk)
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 egg
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Butter and syrup, for serving

1. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; mix well. Add the milk, vegetable oil, egg, sugar and vanilla and mix well. Let the batter sit for 30 minutes.

2. Preheat a waffle iron. Spray waffle iron with non-stick spray then follow the directions on your waffle iron to cook the waffles. Serve immediately with butter and syrup.

French Toast Waffles

6 Feb

 

French Toast Waffles

This recipe was such a fun and easy way to whip up some French toast in a flash. It starts out as traditional French toast but is then cooked in a waffle maker for a unique twist. I have to admit that I have owned a waffle maker for years now but have only used it a few times. Now I just might use it every time we have a hankering for French toast.

Sometimes French toast can be a bit soggy and I don’t dig soggy. Cooking the bread in the waffle maker makes it all brown and crispy with a bit of softness in the square indents. Mmmm. Definitely an improvement on the original in my opinion!

French Toast Waffles
Recipe from Slice of Southern

Cooking Spray
1 cup fat-free milk
1 tablespoon Splenda (or white sugar)
1 tablespoon butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 large eggs
16 (1/2-inch-thick) slices day-old French bread (I used thick-cut Texas Toast bread)

1. Coat waffle iron with cooking spray, and preheat.

2. Combine milk and the next 5 ingredients (milk through eggs), stirring well with a whisk. Place bread in a 13 x 9-inch baking dish; pour milk mixture over bread, turning to coat. Let stand 5 minutes.

3. Place bread slices on hot waffle iron. Cook for 5 – 7 minutes or until done; repeat the procedure with the remaining bread. Keep the cooked French toast in a 170 degree F oven while the remaining bread is cooking.

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