You’re not getting sick of strawberries yet, right? Ok, good, me neither. In fact, while we can still get strawberries at the farm stand, we’ve been using them a little recklessly during the week. Sneaking an extra bowl of Cheerios in at night, just so we have an excuse to eat a few more. I have all kinds of strawberry-related recipes swirling in my head, but it’s one of those weeks where they’re just not getting done. So, I say, let’s keep it simple. Let’s just eat strawberries with everything we normally eat. And while I can’t think of many things strawberries don’t go with, surely they were meant to be eaten with waffles.
It occurred to me recently that I’d been wasting a lot of money on store-bought waffles. If it was a Whole Foods week, we’d have whatever healthy frozen brand they carry. If I didn’t make it to Whole Foods, we’d end up with Eggos. Now, let’s be honest. There’s no comparison in taste between Eggos and the healthy cardboard I buy from Whole Foods. But, have you looked at the Eggos ingredients lately? Food coloring? Come on! Anyway, it reminded me that we could have the best of both worlds if I just made them at home once a week and froze them. They reheat in the toaster like a dream and, once you invest in a waffle maker, you can make them with things you already have in the pantry. I like to cure my Sunday night blues by making them for dinner, but you can eat them anytime you want.
The recipe below is adapted from a Cuisinart recipe that came with my waffle maker. If you’re looking for an all-in recipe though (butter, anyone? ), check out this recipe instead–you won’t be disappointed.
- 2 cups flour
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- 1¾ cup milk
- 6 tbsp canola oil
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large mixing bowl.
- Combine the milk, oil, eggs and vanilla in a separate bowl.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, using a whisk to combine.
- Turn on your waffle maker and follow the instructions to make the waffles to your preferred doneness. If freezing the waffles, use one setting lower than you would normal choose.
- Serve immediately or place on a cooling rack and bring to room temperature before placing in gallon size freezer bags and freezing.