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Waffle: the bread of life.

I have a very simple waffle recipe I’d like to share, but first I’d like to give you the secret to waffles–never make one batch. Make ten. Twenty maybe.

Waffles are the type of food you should have on hand all the time. They’re versatile–from the days when you forget your breakfast to the on-the-go sandwich, there’s not much you can’t do with a waffle.

Sweet Waffles:

These are my favorite waffles, the ones that make waffles famous. Serve them with no less than the finest maple syrup–B Grade* if you can… or mix things up with a dab of sour cream and some freshly canned jam.

Ingredients:

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cup of milk
  • 3 tablespoons good-quality veggie oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 T baking powder
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract

Savory Waffles:

These are the waffles you want to use in place of sandwich bread. They’re about as simple as waffles can be. They go nicely with a grilled cheese, lunchmeat sandwich, or alongside some chicken and gravy in the famous “chicken and waffle” dish.

Ingredients:

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cup of milk
  • 3 tablespoons good-quality veggie oil
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 T baking powder

Directions:

Blend these things together. Cook in a pre-heated waffle iron.  Triple or quadruple this batch. Freeze flat for an hour so they stay separated, then, when frozen, store in a container or freezer bags and you’ll have toaster waffles ready to go.

Serving Suggestions:

Sweet waffles:

  • top with maple syrup
  • top with sour cream and homemade jam
  • top with apple butter
  • make into a peanut butter or Nutella sandwich
  • top with homemade whipped cream and fresh fruit

Savory waffles:

  • use as the base for classic Chicken & Waffles
  • Make any kind of deli sandwich you can imagine.
  • use for a panini
  • make into grilled cheese
  • fill and press flat. You’ve got a waffle quesidilla

Make waffles today!

The waffle is one make-ahead meal that promises returns and delivers. It doesn’t take much more time to mix up four batches as it does one, and for every extra minute you spend taking them in and out of the waffle iron, you’ll thank yourself when you don’t feel like cooking during your busy week.

The waffle is the perfect on-the-go meal as a breakfast or lunch sandwich, it’s great to cut in strips and dip, or it’s wonderful as a piece of “waffle toast” as you run out the door.

Don’t waffle about breakfast–make up a stack of these.