It’s true. Before I moved into my apartment a couple of years ago I scoured my kitchen back home to see what I could borrow snatch up to use in my new place. Since I have a kitchen gadget collection (borderline addiction), many of the appliances, tools, and kitchen gadgets that I were snatching up were actually my own. Except for this one little gem. Our super-sketch & old school waffle maker.
Now you see, I talk about it like it’s some prehistoric thing. And it is, but it worked so I snatched it up to take along to school. I’m a college student, so of course I didn’t ‘t have a pile of cash laying around to go indulge in a new waffle maker. And boy how I wish I did. There are some pretty awesome waffle makers on the market that I long to one day own. Stainless steel. Ones that make pretty scalloped edges. Oh how the possibilities are endless. You might think this kitchen gadget obsession of mine is strange (which it is) but it is one of those things that I can’t get enough of.
I dream of the day I can do one of those wedding gift registries at some big ol’ department store. You can bet your bottom dollar that that thing will be chalked full with every kitchen gadget known to mankind. Sorry future-unknown-mystery-hubby…your tools & car parts are just not going to make the cut. If you want to eat then this is just something that your just going to have to deal with.
Anyway, back to this waffle maker of mine. Sketch-ville. That’s where it’s from. It’s a fire hazard to say the least. The cord is all bent up and slightly ripped & it sparks everytime I unplug it. Not safe. I’m aware. BUT, it still works. And it still makes some dang good waffles. So I whipped it out the other day to make one. Whenever I have fresh strawberries on hand I make it a point to make homemade waffles. And to be honest, I usually use the store bought mix. It’s easy and relatively tasty.
But this time I decided to switch things up a bit and make some from scratch. And I’m so glad I did, because these things were 10x better than the ones I make from a mix. They were SO much fluffier than what I’m used to and I loved that about them. And the dash of cinnamon makes these even better.
Take a look! When I showed my little sister this picture she said it looked more like a pile of strawberries than a waffle. She’s right. I piled those suckers on. I couldn’t resist.
Ditch the box and make these homemade waffles. They are fluffy and a dash of cinnamon gives them that sweet, breakfast touch.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Dash of cinnamon
- 2 cups whole milk I used 1% and they turned out fine!
- ½ cup butter, melted
- 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs beaten
In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and add milk, butter, vanilla, and eggs. Stir until smooth and there aren't any lumps. Follow the instructions on your waffle maker to cook waffles. Makes roughly 5 waffles depending on the size of your waffle maker.
If any big waffle making companies are reading this…I am now accepting gifts in the forms of waffle makers. Kidding. In my dreams. (Literally. I’ll probably dream about getting a new waffle maker one of these days. It’s bound to happen.)