It is a treat to get waffles for breakfast no matter what your diet is. Frozen waffles are great if you are on the run and need to pop something into the toaster really quick, however nothing compares to freshly made waffles. Rarely do people own waffle irons and when they do, they usually aren’t used very often. However, when the time comes for waffles, it is usually fantastic. A waffle maker is a great investment. They aren’t that expensive, so if you are looking for a fun way to have a breakfast when you are craving something doughy, a waffle maker is it. Kids love it and they taste great.
If you really have some spare time you can make your own waffle mix. However, if you are a little pressed for time there are some quicker ways to go about making a great treat. There are a few packaged flour mixes out there for waffles. One that is super easy is Maple Grove Farms Pancake and Waffle mix. Both the waffles and the pancakes come out great. You can prepare the batter a few different ways. One is using a whole egg and oil. However, the company gives a healthier option to make their waffles as well. You can substitute two egg whites for the one whole egg and use water instead of oil. Making the waffles this way is much healthier and it tastes almost the same. It takes a minute or two to mix everything together and then your mix is ready to cook. The flour mix is extremely easy to store as well. It comes as a plastic bag inside a cardboard box, so when you are finished just roll up the bag, put it back into the box and throw it into your cabinet. Some of the other flour mixes come in bags only, which are not horrible when it comes to storage but the box certainly makes it easier.
Just heat up the waffle iron, grease it up a little with some olive oil or cooking spray, and add the batter. One tip: make sure that the waffle iron is super hot. If the waffle mix goes on before it is hot enough, it will have the consistency of cake. This is not terrible, but if you want the harder texture or a waffle, make sure that you get it really hot. Add the batter into the center of the waffle iron and close it. You don’t have to add too much batter since it will spread out so just put a little bit in the center. Leave it on there for a few minutes, you can check on it every so often, and then you can peel it off and enjoy it.
Everybody likes to eat waffles differently. You can enjoy them at any time of the day. So make it how your own. The batter mix goes a long way so there are plenty of waffles that you can experiment with while still using one batch. Add some butter and syrup, or for something a little different add some fruit and yogurt. Make sure you have fun with it.