Waffles have always been my favorite of the breakfast items you eat with syrup – between waffles, pancakes, and French toast – waffles have always just been my favorite. French toast is a very close second and it’s probably one I eat and make more often as it is just easier to make. And maybe that’s part of why believe I like waffles more – they are just more special as they take that little bit of extra effort and time.
But, there is no time like the holidays to spend that extra time and effort on brunch! It is something I have really missed since opening the bake shop. And it was definitely something I took for granted when I worked at Roxy, and had all the free time in the world during the holidays. For the last ten years, during the holidays I have constantly been busy with work that I never get to enjoy those kind of moments. Something as simple as spending the extra time to make waffles and enjoy them in a leisurely way is something I have really missed. It’s one of the many reasons that I decided to step back from the day to day of running the bake shop, so I could enjoy my time in a different way again. So I encourage you all to enjoy the time you have and make waffles for your family!
Tips for Making the Best Homemade Waffles
• I have a round waffle maker, it’s Cuisinart and you can find it here. You can use a round or square waffle maker, it doesn’t matter, you can make these Homemade Waffles with whatever kind of waffle maker you have!
• Make sure to use whole milk, as that will give these waffles more flavor.
• I always prefer to melt the butter over the stovetop, but you can also melt it in the microwave as well. Either option is fine as long as it’s melted.
• When I add the 1 cup of waffle batter to the iron, I use a spatula to help spread it out evenly!
• You can freeze these waffles easily! If you don’t eat them all, just put them in an airtight container in the freezer. I will then put them in the toaster right out of the freezer for fresh waffles in no time.
Why use organic ingredients in this recipe? You all know I’m a huge organic advocate, and I bet you may be thinking sometimes, Why would I even bother to use organic ingredients in something that is so sweet and indulgent? But, that is the exact reason why you should use organic ingredients! Sweet things need to have flavor in order to be good, otherwise they are just sweet and they don’t taste like much else. Organic ingredients are more pure than conventional ones, therefore they actually have more flavor than the non organic options. Say it with me, organic means more flavor! And not just more flavor but a more true and pure flavor. And organic ingredients are much healthier for you to eat in general as they do not contain GMOs or anything artificial. Plus, you are being environmentally friendly when you choose organic ingredients!
So, I highly recommend that you buy the best organic ingredients for this recipe! You can also shop my Amazon Storefront for all my favorite organic ingredients here. Tip – hover over each ingredient to see the name. And if you want to learn more about organic foods and the difference, read my post here on Food Labels and What They Mean.
Makes 4 large waffles
1 1/2 cup organic milk
1 1/4 cup (283 grams) organic salted butter
284 grams (2 1/4 cups) organic all purpose flour
2 tablespoons organic cane sugar
1 teaspoon fine sea salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon organic nutmeg
4 organic large eggs
1 teaspoon organic vanilla extract
organic salted butter
organic maple syrup
In a small pot, add the milk and butter and put over medium heat. Melt completely and remove from heat. Set aside.
In a large bowl, add the flour, cane sugar, sea salt, baking powder, and nutmeg and whisk together. Add the eggs, vanilla extract, and and milk mixture and whisk to combine completely.
Allow waffle iron to get warm, I cooked these on setting 4 on my waffle iron that I linked above. But, medium on any iron will do! Measure 1 cup of batter into the waffle iron (if you have a smaller iron, you’ll have to do less). Cook until golden brown, about 2 to 4 minutes, depending on your waffle iron.
Serve immediately and store extra waffles in the fridge for up to 3 days, or freeze for up to 3 months.
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