Do you own a waffle maker? Did you get it as a wedding present, a going-to-college hand-me-down, or in a binge of waffle making that waffled you out years ago? We’re going to guess that your waffle maker doesn’t get as much use as it should. We’re here to fix that.
All those hours waiting in brunch lines could have been spent at home with your waffle maker and a much cheaper Irish coffee/mimosa than the one you’ll pay $10 for at an overcrowded restaurant. All you need is pantry staples and any add-ins that float your boat and you have waffles in half the time it took you to get a table at the brunch place around the corner. Bonus: The best way to eat a waffle is in your pajamas. Can’t do that out at brunch. Here are 7 fantastic waffle recipes you can eat at home in your pajamas. Mimosas recommended.
1. All the Blueberries Buttermilk Waffles
There is one person we can rely on for waffles, and it’s not Paula Deen. No, it’s Joy Wilson of Joy the Baker. If there was one individual we could brunch with over waffles, we’d pick Wilson. Here, she throws as many blueberries as can fit without gumming up your waffle maker and then tops the finished waffles with more blueberries, cinnamon sugar, and maple syrup. Waffles are a great place for both an overflow of ripe, in-season berries and berries that aren’t in season and need a little help. Her secret to waffles that aren’t soggy on the bottom? Rest them on a wire rack while you’re cooking the others.
- 1½ cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
- ⅓ cup melted unsalted butter
- 2 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1¼ cup buttermilk
- 1 heaping cup fresh blueberries, plus more for topping
- Cinnamon sugar, for topping
- Pure maple syrup for topping
Directions: Set your waffle iron in a level, clean surface and turn on to preheat.
In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar.
In a medium bowl, whisk together melted butter, eggs, vanilla extract, and buttermilk. Add the wet ingredients, all at once to the dry ingredients. Stir until just incorporated. Stir in the blueberries. Try not to over-mix the batter. A few lumps are fine.
Cook according to your waffle machine instructions.
Serve waffles warm topped with cinnamon sugar, more fresh blueberries, and a drizzle of pure maple syrup.