Easiest Waffle Recipe Ever: The Perfect Waffle Recipe For Two!

/ Thursday, February 14, 2013

Breakfast for dinner might be my favorite thing ever. No, you know what,  breakfast in general is my favorite thing ever. The problem is, I often over do it. (Boyfriend says I always cook for eight at breakfast, even if it's just us eating!) But I think I've finally nailed the perfect waffle recipe for two—promise!—and it's versatile enough to take on all different kinds of flavor mix-ins. The recipe started as this classic waffle batter from the "50 Pancakes & Waffles" insert, when I worked at Food Network Magazine, and has quickly morphed into a family-favorite of our own. Here's how you make 'em...

(adapted from "50 Pancakes & Waffles" insert)

Cooking spray, for the waffle iron
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 large egg
3/4 cup whole milk
3 tablespoons melted butter, cooled slightly
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1. Preheat a waffle iron. Spray with cooking spray. 
2. Whisk the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt in a bowl.
3. Whisk the egg, milk, butter and vanilla in another bowl. Add the dry ingredients and whisk until just combined. Stir in mix-ins, if using.
4. Pour half of the batter into the prepared waffle iron and cook until golden (according to the waffle iron's instructions). Repeat with the remaining batter.

Here are some mix-in ideas if you need a little inspiration. What would you stir into your waffles!? I'd love to know...

- mini chocolate chips
- chopped pistachios, pecans or walnuts
- slivered almonds
- crushed Oreos
- wild blueberries
- raspberries
- chopped mango
- toasted coconut
- Nutella! 
- banana slices
- cinnamon chips
- lemon, orange or grapefruit zest
- toasted flax seeds
- raisins, cranraisins or chopped dried apricots 
- pumpkin pie spice
- candied ginger

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