Growing up, my dad would often cook breakfast on Sundays. It certainly wasn't gourmet. Often, he just made pancakes from a mix, or he'd fry up some eggs and make some toast. Whatever it was, I loved it when my dad made breakfast on the weekends. When the Munchkin was little, I started cooking breakfast on Sundays, and I loved it just as much. It was usually either pancakes or waffles, as he loves both of those. I had moved past the pancake mix stage of life, but will readily admit that my fallback recipes come from an old Betty Crocker cookbook that my grandmother gave me.
One Sunday while I was pregnant with Sprout, I just didn't feel like cooking breakfast. My mom picked Munchkin up a little early (he usually spends part of Sunday at my parents' house) and they stopped by McDonald's to pick up breakfast. It was all over after that. He only wanted McD's for his Sunday breakfast. At the time, I didn't have the energy to protest, so I let it go. And it's been going on ever since. Until a few weeks ago. To begin with, I was missing our Sunday morning pancake-mixing and waffle-ironing. Plus, as I'm sure you know, fast food isn't all that healthy for you, lol. And my parents were getting kind of tired of it. So, I made the decision that fast food Sunday mornings would be no more. At least most weeks. :)
So yesterday I was surfing around various blogs, and I came across a recipe for waffles that looked interesting to me, from Kristin at The Kitchen Sink Recipes. I've never tried one that calls for folding in beaten egg whites, though I've seen several like that. I decided to try it this morning! It was really, really good!! A little more work and a few more dirty dishes were required, but I think it might be worth it.
I did have to make a few changes. I didn't have any whole wheat pastry flour, so I substituted 1 cup regular whole wheat flour and 3/4 cup all-purpose flour. Plain old table salt instead of fine grain sea salt. And I used powdered buttermilk, because that's what I had, lol! I loved the cinnamon and vanilla flavors; they were subtle, not over-powering. Munchkin must have loved them -- he kept going back for more!! They received Sprout's seal of approval as well. I personally warmed up some real maple syrup to pour over mine. Yum!
For the original recipe, click here! I highly recommend this one. It's going in my keeper file for sure!