They are the latest food obsession at my house.
I kid you not, over the past 3 weeks we have made a big batch of waffles at least twice a week and ‘lived’ off of them for the remainder of the week.
Eating them for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late night snacks.
I like them because they are really so easy to whip up, affordable, tasty, and freeze so well. In fact, I often immediately freeze what we don’t eat fresh the day I make them, that way we can pull out what we want later in the week and reheat in the toaster or microwave.
With this latest obsession, I have been trying a lot of waffle recipes, each being unique in their own way.
I was immediately drawn to this recipe, as it uses maple syrup IN the waffle batter in lieu of sugar. I liked the idea of this; that the waffle would have that maple flavor, without needing additional maple syrup for topping. Perfect if you needed to eat these on the run or simply just wanted to top yours with some fresh fruit and confectioner’s sugar, as I did.
My only complaint is that because of the maple syrup, you have to be careful and watch these waffles because they burn easily. After my first batch burned slightly, I pulled the remaining batches of waffles off the waffle iron before the ‘light turned green.’ So cook these with caution, but enjoy to the fullest!
Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Makes about 10 waffles
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoons baking powder
1 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoons salt
4 large eggs
2/3 cup maple syrup
½ teaspoon maple or almond extract
1 cups milk
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
Toppings, as desired
Preheat a waffle iron.
In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, maple syrup, extract, milk, and butter. Stir egg mixture into flour mixture until just combined. Do not over mix.
Spray waffle iron with non-stick spray. Pour in batter and cook according to manufacturer’s instructions, watching carefully not to burn.
Serve topped with additional syrup, fresh fruit, or confectioners’ sugar, if desired.