Breakfast / Brunch / Dairy-Free / Sweet

Waffles In a Pinch

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Sunday morning I woke up craving waffles, but discovered that I didn’t have enough of my favorite Trader Joe’s mix to make any.  After a little internet-scoping, I came across a recipe I actually had all the ingredients for (since I don’t normally have buttermilk lying around…) and figured I’d give it a go.

Given the amount of effort this recipe takes (very little) and the common-ness (not a word) of the ingredients, I figured I’d share it with you all so you too can make waffles whenever that breakfast-carb craving strikes.

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5-Minute Basic Waffles

makes 3 large/12 small

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 3/4 cup milk (I used a combo of nonfat and half and half, because that’s what I had)
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil (you might be able to sub applesauce here to make these a little healthier)
  • 2 cups flour (I used all-purpose, but you could probably use bread flour or an all-purpose GF mix)
  • 1 tbsp white sugar (feel free to add an extra tbsp if you like your waffles on the sweeter side)
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  1. In a medium-sized bowl, whip eggs (using a whisk or hand mixer) until frothy and doubled in size.
  2. Add milk and oil, then whisk in dry ingredients just until combined (don’t overmix!)
  3. Place a large scoop of batter into your waffle maker and cook according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

waffles 1I mean, did I say easy or did I say easy?  Please note that Penny was the only one this waffle-making process wasn’t easy on.  It sure is hard being a puppy (when your owners refuse to give you any of their waffles).

*You could also mix some berries or chocolate chips into the batter to fancy these up a bit.  Get crazy.