Which one are you?
You know when you go to get breakfast at the local diner, do you get one or the other or all three?
Whether I am at home or eating out it depends what mood I am in and if it is National Pancake Day or not.
I love pancakes for their light, fluffy texture; but they tend to get soggy quickly and are a pain in the butt to cook because you can only cook two or so at a time. Unless that is you have a large electric griddle that you can make like ten at one time.
I love French toast because it brings back memories of breakfast with my Dad, but if done wrong it can be a complete soggy mess.
But waffles, waffles have so much going for them. Nice spongy like texture which holds up to the drenching of syrup without getting soggy and because of those special grooves, holds a pocket of syrup for every bite. Plus with a waffle iron you can make at least four at a time!
There are defiantly two parts to these waffles, the slightly crunchy (made possible by the addition of corn flakes) yet still chewy waffle. Then the buttery, honey sauce with a hint of spicy aromatic cinnamon and nutmeg. With their powers combine, these were a delightful and sunshiny start to my day!
Cornflake Waffles with Honey Sauce
Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes Makes approximately 8 waffles
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup crushed cornflakes, plus more as desired for serving
1/2 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 eggs, separated
1 3/4 cups milk
1/3 cup canola oil
1 cup honey
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup butter
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Preheat waffle iron.
In a bowl, combine flour, cornflakes, baking powder and salt. Beat egg yolks lightly; add milk and oil. Stir into dry ingredients just until combined. Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form; fold into batter.
Bake in a preheated waffle iron according to manufacturer’s directions until golden brown.
For honey sauce, combine honey, syrup, butter, cinnamon and nutmeg in a saucepan. Cook and stir on medium-low until heated through.
Serve waffles topped with honey sauce and additional crushed corn flakes.
Adapted from Yummly