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March 10th, 2014 at 5:00 am

Breakfast for Dinner – A Waffle Bar

plainwaffleMy kids could eat breakfast for every meal of the day, so a couple of times a month we have breakfast for dinner! It definitely is right up there with taco night at our house. We rotate french toast, pancakes and everyone’s favorite – waffles. Our waffle maker is one of our most used appliances because of this. Here is our family’s easy recipe, but sometimes we just buy an easy box mix to use.

Waffles

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon salt

4 teaspoons baking powder

2 tablespoons sugar

2 eggs

1 1/2 cups milk

1/3 cup melted butter

1 teaspoon vanilla

In a bowl, mix together flour, salt, baking powder and sugar. In another bowl, beat the eggs. Add milk, butter and vanilla to the egg mixture. Pour this mixture into the flour mixture and beat until blended.

Once waffle iron is preheated, ladle in batter. Cook the waffles until golden and crispy. Serve immediately or place on cookie sheet in warm oven.

Once cooled, place in freezer bags and keep in freezer up to 3 months. Place in toaster to reheat.

wafflebar

Using these waffles you can create a waffle bar using any of the following favorite toppings:

Fruits
Raspberries
Blueberries
Strawberries
Blackberries
Cherries
Bananas
Pineapple

Syrups and other Sauces
Maple Syrup
Flavored Syrup
Butter
Warm Honey
Salted Caramel sauce
Apple Butter
Peanut Butter
Nutella
Strawberry Jam

The Final Touch
Powdered Sugar
Whipped Cream
Yogurt

A Sprinkle on Top
Granola
Nuts
Bacon

Waffle

You can use whatever combinations interest you. Try to mix the healthy choices in with the fun ones. Feel free to get creative. Or make waffles your dessert with these great ideas:

S’mores – Waffle with nutella spread, marshmallow fluff and a little sprinkle of crushed graham crackers
Banana Split –Waffles with a scoop of ice cream, bananas, pineapple chunks, strawberries and some chocolate sauce with a dollop of whipped cream and a cherry!
Apple Lovers –Waffle covered with apple crisp and a dollop of whipped cream and a little bit of caramel sauce.
Stuffed Waffle – Use flavored cream cheese in between two waffles with fruit for a “stuffed” variety.

We also use our waffle iron to make other things from paninis to eggs. One of our other favorite things is to put refrigerated cinnamon rolls in the waffle iron to cook and spread on the yummy frosting when it is done. We have also used it to make hash browns by putting frozen hash brown scoops in.

I think I might need to make some waffles now.

Kim Ross also writes at  A Little Bit of This and That ~ The Adventures of a Stay at Home Mom.

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