In the Smith household, Saturday mornings were always synonymous with waffles. Tickled awake by the smell of freshly baked waffles, we’d make our way downstairs to find Dad busy creating a mountain of breakfast. Dousing the waffles in butter and maple syrup, we perfected the art of stuffing ourselves to near overflowing, while somehow managing to still find room for “just one more…”
Of course, having waffles every Saturday meant that by the time I hit high school, I was completely sick of them. (The smell of waffle batter still holds the potential to make me gag…) But after surviving a couple years in the college cafeteria, I quickly realized just how delicious fresh, homemade waffles really are!
This family favourite recipe is simple and quick to whip together. Light, fluffy and delicious, with endless options for toppings – this is definitely one of our go-to meals!
– 1 1/4 cups of flour (white or whole wheat depending on preference.)
– 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
– 2 tablespoons sugar
– 1 egg
– 1 cup milk
– 2 tablespoons oil
1. Preheat waffle maker and mix ingredients together.
2. Pour batter onto hot waffle maker and cook until golden brown.
This recipe is perfect for 2-3 people. Depending on the size of waffle iron, the number of waffles will vary – we usually end up with a total of six.
Although my husband and I have yet to adopt the weekly waffle tradition of my childhood, our waffle maker has definitely not been neglected. And by the looks of it, it’s going to be a fan favourite with the little guy too.
What’s your favourite waffle topping?