WEEKEND WAFFLES

Hot and crispy on the outside. Soft and fluffy on the inside. My three children are always very happy when I make their favourite Sunday breakfast: homemade waffles! Simple ingredients, quick to make and serve with fresh fruit, ice-cream or whipped cream, nuts and your favourite sauce, these waffles are perfect for freezing too!
     
YIELD: AROUND 16 WAFFLES 
(DEPENDING ON WAFFLE MAKER SIZE)

   
INGREDIENTS:
4 large eggs
3 1/2 cups milk
1 cup olive oil (or melted butter)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (or 2 teaspoons vanilla essence)
4 cups plain flour (all-purpose flour)
3 tablespoons baking powder
2 tablespoons sugar (optional)
pinch salt, finely ground
  
METHOD:
1. Whisk eggs for a few minutes, until they're thick and foamy.
2. Add all of the other ingredients to the whisked eggs.
3. Whisk batter until smooth.
4. Pre-heat your waffle maker.
5. Pour the prepared batter into the pre-heated waffle maker.
6. Cook waffles until golden.
7. Serve waffles hot with your favourite toppings.
8. Store leftover waffles in an airtight container, in the refrigerator for up to 3 days (or freeze up to 3 months, with baking paper between layers, if desired).
9. Reheat frozen waffles in a toaster until hot and crunchy.
  
FLAVOUR IDEAS:
  • Blueberry Waffles - add a few blueberries to the batter in the waffle maker;
  • Choc Chip Waffles - add a sprinkle of chocolate chips to the batter in the waffle maker;
  • Chocolate Waffles - add 2 tablespoons cocoa powder at step 2 above;
  • Cinnamon waffles - add 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (or extra, to taste) at step 2 above;
  • Vanilla waffles - as above.
   
SWEET WAFFLE TOPPING IDEAS:
  • Ice-cream
  • Maple syrup;
  • Whipped cream;
  • Banana;
  • Banana, kiwifruit and strawberries;
  • Blueberries;
  • Blueberries and strawberries; 
  • Cherries and cream;
  • Chocolate, banana and espresso sauce; 
  • Cinnamon and raisin; 
  • Coffee crumble, cinnamon granola, craisins and caramel;
  • Hazelnut and chocolate sauce;
  • Hazelnut, chocolate and peanut butter;
  • Honey and walnut; 
  • Lemon sauce and slivered almonds;
  • Mango;
  • Pandan and coconut jam;
  • Peanut butter;
  • Pecans;
  • Strawberries;
  • Strawberry and chocolate sauce;
  • Strawberry jam;
  • Vegemite and butter.
   
SAVOURY WAFFLE TOPPING IDEAS:
  • Bacon;
  • Bacon and egg;
  • BBQ chicken and cheese;
  • BBQ pork, bacon, ham and chorizo;
  • Chicken, bacon, ranch, jalapeno and diced tomato; 
  • Egg;
  • Egg and sausage;
  • Ham and cheese;
  • Ham, chicken, cheese sauce and honey dijon mustard;
  • Hot dog, sauerkraut, bacon, jalapenos, pickles and 1000 island dressing;
  • Mushroom and cheese;
  • Okonomiyaki;
  • Omelette; 
  • Pizza toppings i.e. salami, cheese, etc;
  • Sausage;
  • Sausage and cheese;
  • Sausage, chorizo and fresh rocket.
     
 

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