Waffles are a favorite breakfast food for many, and it’s easy to see why. Light, fluffy and crispy, they are also very versatile. Below are three great waffle recipes that each take the classic dish in a unique and delicious direction.
Cinnamon Waffles with Caramelized Apples by Annie's Eats
Cinnamon Waffles with Caramelized Apples – by Annie’s Eats
Annie at Annie’s Eats shares this recipe for a wonderful apple cinnamon waffle that sounds perfect for fall (though I’d be glad to eat it right now, as well). She begins with a fairly standard buttermilk waffle batter, to which she adds a teaspoon of cinnamon and a quarter teaspoon of nutmeg. She also mixes the egg yolks and egg whites into the batter separately, a step which isn’t strictly necessary, but which will improve the texture and crispiness of the waffles.
The real coup de grace for this recipe is the caramelized apple topping. Thinly sliced apples cook in butter, cornstarch, and more cinnamon and nutmeg until soft and brown. Stir in a touch of vanilla at the very end and you have a sweet, flavorful fruity topping that goes perfectly with the crispy waffles.
Overnight Buttermilk Waffles by Baking Bites
Overnight Buttermilk Waffles – by Baking Bites
Nicole at Baking Bites is a professional pastry chef and food writer, so she knows a thing or two about good eats, and she shows it with her overnight buttermilk waffles recipe. Her waffle batter needs to be prepared the night before (which depending on your schedule in the mornings might actually be a good thing). This is because like Belgian waffles, this waffle recipe uses yeast to rise, which takes time but gives the waffle a light and fluffy texture with a crisp exterior – everything you’d hope for a waffle to be.
Chocolate Waffles by Budding Baketress
Chocolate Waffles – by Budding Baketress
Is it possible to make the light, fluffy, syrupy breakfast goodness of waffles even more delicious and decadent? Kerry at Budding Baketress has found the answer: Yes. Just make them out of chocolate.
These waffles get their chocolate flavor from 1/2 a cup of cocoa powder and 2/3 a cup of mini chocolate chips (optional, but who are we kidding). Beyond that this is a fairly simple no-yeast buttermilk waffle recipe, which makes it that much more tempting for a morning treat. Kerry suggests topping the waffles with fresh cut strawberries, powdered sugar, and… vanilla ice cream. I like the way she thinks.
That’s three amazing waffle recipes, each with a distinct flavor that will make breakfast special. Which one is going on your morning meal plan? Do you know of any other great waffle recipes? Leave a comment and let us know.