This morning I made one of our kids' favourite Sunday morning breakfasts: Wacky Waffles! The recipe is adapted from the Joy of Cooking, and they come out looking "wacky" because I only use 1/4 cup of batter per waffle instead of the usual 1/2 cup. I started doing it this way to avoid a messy waffle iron, but it's also a more kid-sized portion, and we love that they come out looking silly!
Makes 12 waffles
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
4 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup melted butter or margarine
1 1/2 cups milk
1. Preheat a waffle iron. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt.
2. In another bowl, thoroughly blend the eggs, melted butter and milk.
3. Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and pour in the wet ingredients. Combine with a few swift strokes. (You can add other ingredients to make your waffle even wackier at this point.*) Follow the manufacturer's instructions for your waffle iron, only using 1/2 to 2/3 the usual amount of batter per waffle to get a non-smooth edge.
Enjoy them plain, or top with maple syrup, honey, chopped fresh fruit, or dessert sauce.
*Wacky waffle additions from the Joy of Cooking:
1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar
3/4 cup fresh or frozen blueberries or raspberries
3/4 cup finely diced ripe bananas
1/2 cup raisins or any finely diced soft dried fruit
1/2 cup finely chopped toasted walnuts or pecans
1/2 cup crumbled cooked bacon
1/4 cup shredded dried coconut
Check out momstown meals for more fun recipes inspired by our theme this month, "That's Silly!"