Who doesn't love waffles?
August 24 is National Waffle Day, but you don't have to wait for this special day to enjoy these delicious waffles. The cinnamon waffles are a slight variation on a traditional waffle. The cinnamon flavor mixes very well with maple syrup for a delicious combination. Our second recipe for waffles is a nontraditional waffle recipe that is also very delicious! If you want something a little different, give it a try.
· 1 teaspoon cinnamon
· 1 3/4 cup flour
· 1 tablespoon baking powder
· 1/2 teaspoon salt
· 2 egg yolks beaten
· 1 3/4 cup milk
· 1/2 cup oil
· 2 stiffly beaten egg whites
In a large bowl mix together all the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.) and set aside.
In a second bowl combine all the liquid ingredients (milk, oil, and egg yolks) and set aside. Then in a third bowl beat all the egg whites until stiff and set aside.
Pour the liquid ingredients into the large bowl with the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly. Lastly, you want to carefully fold in the egg whites. You don't want to over mix at this point.
Make sure the Waffle Iron is greased you can use whatever type of oil spray you prefer to grease the waffle iron. I have used regular Pam or coconut oil spray which was also good and heated then start cooking, according to your waffle makers instructions.
To Serve: You can eat them with butter and syrup, my family like to sprinkle powdered cinnamon and sugar on them with fresh fruit or you can even eat them plain!
Ham and Cheese Hashbrown Waffles
These savory waffles are delicious served with a fried egg on top or as a side with scrambled eggs.
· 1 (20-ounce) package refrigerated hash brown potatoes
· 8 ounces black forest ham, diced
· 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
· 3 large eggs, beaten
· 2 cloves garlic minced
· 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
· 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
· 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
· Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1. Preheat a waffle iron to medium-high heat. Lightly oil the top and bottom of the waffle iron or coat with nonstick spray.
2. In a large bowl, combine hash brown potatoes, ham, cheese, eggs, garlic, parsley, thyme and paprika; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
3. Pour just under a 1/2 cup of the potato mixture into the waffle iron, close gently and cook until golden brown and crisp, about 4-5 minutes.
4. Serve immediately