Taking a little poll here: Are breakfast foods better at A) Breakfast or B) Dinner or C) Both! ?
I pick C. I don’t always have the biggest appetite in the morning, but brunch is perfect for me. If I can have a few hours before I wake up I can put those breakfast foods away. Breakfast for dinner? Well, that is on regular rotation in our house. Its something the kids and I love, and its easy to not make the same thing twice.
I will admit that up until I made these waffles, I had only made homemade waffles twice, other than when I had a sourdough starter. I had not been impressed with the last recipe I used, and for some reason never tried again, even though its been years! What kind of food blogger am I?!
My soon to be step-dad Jason made these waffles for us one morning when we were visiting, and I was hooked. Who knew homemade waffles could be so good? Not I , for sure! This recipe makes a lot, and I love it even more for that. I cook them up and freeze them and they make the perfect school morning breakfast for M.
The recipe I am showing you today is straight up, but you know I love to trash things up. Add chocolate chips, top with peanut butter, bananas, coconut- so many waffles, so little time!
3 c flour
3 Tbs sugar
1 Tbs baking powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
3 c buttermilk
3 eggs, separated
1/3 cup butter, melted
In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a second bowl, whisk together buttermilk, milk and egg yolks. With an electric mixer, beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form.
Whisking constantly, add melted butter to the milk mixture. Pour this into the large bowl and stir just until combined. Be sure not to over mix!
When the flour has been combined (the batter will still be a little lumpy), heat waffle iron. While iron is heating, gently fold in the beaten egg whites. Spray waffle iron with non stick spray and scoop in waffle batter. Cook according to waffle maker instructions. Serve hot.
**Cooked waffles can be frozen. Cool completely, place between layers of wax paper and place in freezer bags.