It’s funny how the simplest of things make you want to do something that you normally wouldn’t do.
For example, I usually make waffles with (GASP) mix from a box. Let’s face it – at seven o’clock in the morning you don’t necessarily have the brain power to measure out and prepare the proper ingredients for a scratch recipe.
If you do, then kudos, you’re not like me.
Heck, even at nine o’clock in the morning I’m still grabbing for the box of waffle mix.
If I have to measure out more than waffle mix, water and oil, then the gig’s off. No waffles for breakfast this morning. Cereal it is…where, short of drowning your fruit loops, everything is pretty much guaranteed to turn out okay.
This morning though, things were different because we had PURE Maple Syrup. Something we bought ourselves when we were on a little weekend getaway.
I couldn’t use this rich stuff on boxed waffles.
Actually, the fact that the syrup bottle was shaped like a maple leaf was enough to convince me to make waffles from scratch. And it was made of glass – not plastic.
Sooooo many reasons to make waffles from scratch. So many reasons.
homemade chocolate chip waffles Recipe
By November 28, 2012Published:
- Yield: 3 waffles (3 Servings)
Adapted from Taste of Home
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and chocolate chips.
- In a small bowl, whisk together egg yolks (place egg whites in standing mixer bowl), milk, melted butter and vanilla. Add to dry ingredients and mix with spoon until just combined.
- In standing mixer, mix egg whites on medium speed until white peaks form (3-4 minutes). Fold in with the other ingredients.
- Bake waffle in waffle iron, top with syrup/confectioner's sugar and ENJOY!
The waffles combined with the maple syrup was a match made in heaven.
Especially if we warmed the syrup up beforehand.
OH, and also sprinkled a little bit of powdered sugar on top.
You can’t get any better. Not even at IHop or Cracker Barrel.
So do yourself a little favor this next weekend. Take your time, make breakfast from scratch and pour some rich, delicious, pure (accidentally wrote Purdue instead of pure first…..not quiet sure where my alma mater comes into play here) maple syrup and enjoy yourself some yummy waffles.
You’ll thank me later.