I love waffles, and there are so many ways to make them, eat them, enjoy them… the possibilities are endless! I’ve seen pizza waffles, cauliflower waffles, sweet, waffles and savoury waffles. Heck each week in September there is an actual week dedicated to the waffle – how amazing is that?! But what about waffles on a Tuesday morning when you’re getting your kids ready for school and you have to go to work… Yea waffles seem like WAY to much work. Am I right? That’s why this past weekend I whipped up a batch of my classic waffles, and proportioned them into freezer bags ready to save for weekday meals.
This recipe is pretty easy and I typically have everything on hand. By doing this, I can save one morning having to make breakfast, and just re-heat straight from the freezer. Pop these babies into a toaster oven or your oven and in about 20 minutes they are done and ready to dive into!
I’m not suggesting you wait for 20 minutes, take that time and do your make up, finish getting ready, pack bags… all the crazy stuff you have to get done in the morning. My kids love ’em and honestly, so do I.
This year I’ve been really focussing on meal planning, and meal prepping. I’ve offered you an amazing Meal Planning 101: The Basics post so even the most beginner or beginner can get a grasp on how simple meal planning can be. It even had a free downloadable Meal Planning Menu printable so you can sort our meals all week long!
Meal prep? Well I’m sure you see that all over Facebook, Pinterest, and every other social media outlet. People are showing just how “easy it is” to do and you can get 52 meals out out 9 hours on a Saturday in the kitchen. Do you really have 9 hours to spend in a kitchen on a Saturday when birthday parties, soccer games, swimming and dance lessons all happen, PLUS the baby needs to be fed, your kids seem to want to help for about 4 minutes, you need to tackle laundry and tidy the house because ‘surprise, long lost friends just popped by for a visit’. I will be talking about meal prep with you soon as I really believe it’s a conversation worth having, but today, I will leave you with this: 20 minutes, waffles are made, and you can either sit down and eat every last one indulging in your success and awesomeness, or you can throw them in the freezer. They last up to a month, and are prefect ‘on the go’ breakfasts if you enjoy them plain!
- 3 cups all purpose flour
- 3 tbsp granulated sugar
- 1½ tbsp baking powder
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted
- ¼ cup shortening, melted
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 2 eggs
- 3 cups Milk
- Preheat your oven to warm setting or 200 degrees. As your waffles finish, you can keep them warm in the oven if you're enjoying immediately.
- Turn your waffle maker on. If you have a temperature setting, I chose setting 3 which is medium for me.
- In a large bowl add the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Mix together.
- Whisk together the eggs, butter, shortening, vanilla, and milk.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix well.
- Pour into waffle maker and follow the necessary directions.
- If you're freezing them, make sure they have cooled completely and store in a freezer bag for up to one month.
These classic waffles are perfect to add to any meal time. I love waffles for that reason – they are breakfast or dinner! We’ve had these absolutely amazing Savoury Sausage & Apple Topped Waffles for dinner, and (on another occasion) indulged in Brownie Waffles! There are so many ways to enjoy these, I can’t just pick one.
How do you enjoy your waffles? Any special toppings or treats?