Make Ahead Freezer Waffles
Stock your freezer with homemade waffles, ready to grab and toast any day of the week. They’re a perfect breakfast or afternoon snack!
Okay this is the weirdest thing that happened all weekend and wasn’t fun either. Sunday morning I woke up to the sounds of someone screaming. Like omg something is seriously wrong kind of screaming. I bolted out of bed and ran to the girls room only to find one completely passed out and the other was asleep but not in the same totally zonked out state. I asked her if she had screamed but she said it wasn’t her. Of course if she was screaming in a dream she may not have known anyway. So I went back to bed only to be woken up again by more screaming. I listened for it to happen again so I could pinpoint where it was coming from. Maybe it wasn’t the girls after all? Honestly, I wish it was the girls… It was coming from downstairs.
Just what I want, screaming coming from the downstairs of my house and I have to go investigate what’s going on. We don’t live in a bad neighborhood but my heart sure was racing. A cat had already come racing up the stairs, needing to get away from who knows what. Great, right? Horrible sign of things to come.
I make it downstairs to find a cat sitting on our deck. Not our cat and not a cat I’ve ever seen before. It was sitting inches away from the deck door with one of our cats on the inside in total freakout mode. I’ve never in my life heard that kind of noise come out of a cat before. I’m telling you, that scream seriously sounded like a person in danger. I sure hope that other cat doesn’t come back, I’d like my sleep to be uninterrupted tonight.
Last week I shared a super simple and totally delicious strawberry fruit leather recipe, that you definitely have to make for your kiddos going back to school (or for yourself)! So continuing with the back to school theme, I knew I had to share a stand by recipe that I always make for my family. Taking it a step further, not just making the recipe but what I do with it. I rarely make waffles just for a meal. I almost always make these crispy waffles and then freeze them. The kids might steal a few before that happens, but the majority gets frozen for breakfasts later in the week. They’re just as good, if not better reheated in the toaster!
Forget boring cold cereal this school year. Whip up a large batch of waffles to stock your freezer. You’ll have a hot breakfast ready every day of the week!
Back to school breakfast recipes:
Lemon blueberry muffins
Banana chocolate marble muffins
Apple coffee cake muffins
Pumpkin streusel muffins
Chocolate chip banana muffins
Apple pie French toast casserole
Perfect breakfast potatoes
Pumpkin apple muffins with snickerdoodle topping
Brown sugar apple cinnamon bundt cake with caramel icing
Yield: Amount varies per waffle iron
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes plus
Make Ahead Freezer Waffles
Stock your freezer with homemade waffles, ready to grab and toast any day of the week. They're a perfect breakfast or afternoon snack!
1 1/2C all purpose flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2-2 tsp cinnamon (optional)
1 1/2C buttermilk
3/4C vegetable oil
2 eggs, separated
2 Tbsp granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla
Heat waffle iron.
In a large bowl mix flour, cornstarch, salt, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon. Set aside.
In a medium bowl combine buttermilk, milk, vegetable oil and egg yolks. Set aside.
In a separate medium bowl using an electric mixer, beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Add sugar and vanilla. Continue beating until stiff peaks form.
Pour buttermilk mixture into dry ingredients, whisking until just mixed. Fold in egg whites until just combined.
Pour batter onto preheated waffle iron, cooking to desired crispness. (*Amount of batter required will vary per waffle iron.) Remove waffles, separate sections and allow them to cool while continuing to cook remaining batter.
Place cooled waffles in a gallon sized plastic bag. Freeze. When ready to eat, remove desired number of waffles, cook in toaster or toaster oven until desired crispness is reached.
Adapted from Fine Cooking
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