Sunday Morning Waffles
Sunday morning waffles are a family tradition in our home, dating back to when my husband was kid. His father used to get up early and make them for his family, and now my husband makes them for ours. You have to understand, though, that by no stretch of the imagination is my husband a good cook. He has a couple crockpot recipes that he’s comfortable with, and he’s mastered the grill, but other than that, he stays out of the kitchen. Except on Sundays. Waffle Sundays — which he takes very seriously, mind you. When our daughter was born, he decided that this was going to be his “thing,” so he researched waffle recipes, tried them out, critiqued them, took notes, made changes, altered the cooking time, decreased the temperature of the waffle iron, and finally (FINALLY!) settled on a recipe that he could be proud of. My toddler and I love his waffles, but we love him even more for making them every single weekend. Thanks, honey!
Sunday Morning Waffles
Makes approximately 8 waffles
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tsp. Kosher salt
- 4 tsp. baking powder
- 4 Tbsp. sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1½ cups milk, warmed in the microwave for 30-45 seconds
- ⅓ cup butter, melted
- 1 tsp. vanilla
Preheat oven to 200°F. Heat waffle iron. In a large bowl, whisk eggs, milk, melted butter, and vanilla, set aside. In a separate bowl, mix together flour, salt, baking powder and sugar. Slowly combine dry ingredients into wet ingredients and stir until smooth.
Pour approximately ½ cup* of batter onto the bottom of a heated waffle iron, close top and cook per manufacturer’s instructions. Place finished waffles directly on the rack of a preheated oven to keep warm. Serve with butter, fresh fruit, and maple syrup.
*Note: Waffle iron sizes vary, so be sure to check your instruction manual to determine how much batter is recommended for your waffle iron.
Game Day Winning Waffles. Go Hawks!
To achieve this look, divide batter into two separate bowls. Add 4-5 drops of preferred food coloring to each bowl and mix thoroughly until you’ve reached the desired hue. We like to serve these colorful waffles on special occasions. For Valentine’s Day we’ll be making pink and purple ones! (For pink you only need 1-2 drops of red, and for purple you need equal parts red & blue food coloring).
*Note: The exterior color of the waffles will fade under the heat of cooking, but the inside of the waffles will stay vibrant!