Monday, October 10, 2011

Waffles: an easy, on-the-go food

We frequently have mornings where I let Abby sleep in as long as I dare, then get her up and dressed and in the car within 10 minutes. This doesn't leave much time for breakfast! As the most important meal of the day, including for little ones, she needs to eat something. Enter "Oh Boy Waffles!"

This recipe came from my husband's family. The best part is that it makes A LOT of waffles, so I will always make a full batch and whatever we don't eat fresh get frozen. And when it's time to rush out of the house in the morning (or for an afternoon snack!), a frozen waffle is Abby's best friend.






Oh Boy Waffles

2 1/2 cups flour (I will often use wheat flour for at least 1 cup)
4 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 Tb sugar
2 eggs - beaten
2 1/4 cups milk
1/2 cup oil

Sift together dry ingredients in a large bowl. Mix wet ingredients and add all at once to dry. Beat only until moistened. Bake in waffle maker according to maker's instructions.

Makes 16-20 waffles

Now here is where I tell you how I cheat in this recipe. I use my 6-cup glass measuring bowl (this is the only recipe I use that big thing for...), add the dry ingredients, then the wet ingredients. I don't use two separate bowls. I'm THAT against doing no more dishes than I have to...


Because this bowl has a spout, I can just pour the batter directly onto the waffle maker. No need to dirty another scooper. :) I'm thinking in a few years we'll need to invest in (or ask for Christmas) a larger waffle maker -- it takes a loooooong time to cook all of the waffles with this thing:


And I inevitably make a mess... At least by doing a full, big batch all at once I only need to clean the waffle maker once in a while...


Abby loves waffles. Now that she's just starting to talk, I love asking her "do you want a waffle?!" And she points at the freezer and says "affa". :)


(she has added another tooth on the bottom since this picture was taken. :)

Have a great week!

12 comments:

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  5. Thanks for this recipe! I will definitely make some for my 5-year old!

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  7. Seriously, I don't think Abby could get any cuter.

    I feel you on the dirty dishes thing. I try to use the same dish over and over as much as possible. It's kind of like a game at this point.

    I've never frozen waffles before, but this definitely gives me the motivation to make bigger batches. Thanks!

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  8. Hello! Now following you from the Wild Wednesday Hop, these waffles sound yummy, I'm going to have to try this recipe at my house. :)

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  9. hi there fellow norwegian:) Relly liking your blog and now following through a hop! Hope you´re having a great day so far:) and mmmm.. waffels!
    thanks for sharing!

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  10. I just made a big batch of waffles in October as one of my 31 days projects. I'm almost out though. I'll have to try your recipe with the whole wheat. Sounds yummy!

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  11. Oh...and my dad went to Michigan State too. We live in the northern lower peninsula. Do you live in Michigan?

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  12. We do! We're about a half hour from Grand Rapids. Yay for fellow Michiganders!! :)

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