Who doesn't love a big breakfast?

by Joanne Who does not love a big breakfast –bacon and yummy eggs with buttery toast and maple syrup – yummy!  But in my house I am the only one.  My family prefers cereal (cold or hot) and toast… boring.  I have tried and tried to get them to eat a nice bacon and egg breakfast but it always ends up in frustration.  For Christmas this year, I decided I would ask for a waffle maker.  My DH thought it was funny but the kids thought it was a great idea.  But I had a plan for this gift – they love frozen waffles and I thought if I could find a recipe that they liked I could make them their waffles from scratch instead of buying them.  Christmas morning arrived and I was anxiously waiting to see if I would receive what I really wanted…. And the kids did not disappoint!  Under the tree was a waffle maker – little did they know but I had already found a recipe for a basic waffle and had all the ingredients ready to make a big Christmas breakfast which included waffles for everyone!

Here is the recipe… it makes yummy homemade waffles – the recipe is for 8 waffles but I make mine smaller so I can get about a dozen from one batch.

2 cups of all-purpose flour (I mix in a bit of whole wheat flour) 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar 1 tablespoon of baking powder ½ teaspoon of baking soda ½ teaspoon of salt 1 ¾ cup of 1% milk (or whatever you have) 6 tablespoons of vegetable oil (I use canola) 2 large eggs

Mix all your ingredients into a large bowl and combine until well blended and smooth.  Once the batter is all mixed you need to let your batter rest for about 5 minutes.  In the meantime preheat your waffle iron (follow the instructions of your machine).

After the 5 minute waiting time is done and the iron is preheated you can now pour 1/3 cup of batter onto the centre iron.  Then close the lid wait a few minutes – my machine has an indicator light that tells me when they are ready.

A few minutes later, open the lid and there you go a yummy waffle!

These are really yummy when you serve them immediately but can also be frozen.   My DH will pop them in the toaster or microwave (depending on the child) and they have a nice homemade breakfast everyday!  No more store bought frozen waffles for us anymore.

These waffles are great with maple syrup, icing sugar, fruit compotes, fresh fruit, whipped cream and even ice cream with some chocolate sauce!

This waffle machine is a great compromise.  I get the nice weekend breakfast with my family and they get the yummy waffles they love!

Joanne the proud mom of Amélie (8 years old) and Mathieu (5 years).  She is new at blogging and you can find her at Our Money Pit.