In honor of Quarantine cooking, we bring you a week of Smarty Erin’s delicious recipes! We love everything she makes, follow her culinary treats at campbrighton.com.
Do your kids love waffles as much as mine do? These waffle recipes are so simple, your kids could probably be making you waffles for breakfast pretty soon. And, if you want to be Smarty Mom of the Year, let them make waffles for dinner! These waffles are also great topped with ice cream. So many possibilities!
Here are a few of our favorite waffle recipes. They are all really easy to make – and one of them is even made with a vegetable so it’s basically health food. We make all of our waffles using gluten-free flour but, if you don’t need to, just use your regular flour.
Basic Belgian Waffles:
First, I have to confess that I didn’t even own a waffle maker until after my fifth child was born. The kids had been begging for a waffle maker but I hesitate to buy any single-use appliances. Would it be worth the money? Would it just take up a lot of space? After much research, I found a reasonably priced waffle maker from Cuisinart that would let me cook four large waffles at a time and it has honestly been one of my best kitchen purchases. Our waffle maker is constantly being used and, now that I have teens, they even get it out and use it for themselves.
This first recipe is super simple. No frills. Top this simple waffle with strawberries and cream if you want to make it decadent.
Basic Belgian Waffle Recipe
– 3 cups gluten-free flour (We used Bob’s Red Mill GF Baking Flour)
– 4 tablespoons sugar
– 2 tablespoons baking powder
– 3/4 teaspoon salt
– 1 3/4 cup milk (we used 2%)
– 1/2 cup canola oil
– 2 eggs, slightly beaten
1. Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add milk, oil, and eggs. Whisk to combine. Batter will be thick.
2. Preheat your waffle maker. Spray with a non-stick cooking spray.
3. Use about 1/2 cup of waffle batter for each Belgian waffle. My 4-waffle tray used 2 cups total. Close lid and watch for the steam to stop or use your machine’s indicator light.
4. Serve with your favorite toppings! My kids love maple syrup, whipped cream, and homemade strawberry sauce. Enjoy!
Sweet Potato Waffle Recipe
– 1 1/3 c gluten-free Bisquick flour (or regular Bisquick)
– 1 1/3 c milk
– 3 T oil
– 1 egg
– 1 small to medium sweet potato, cooked and mashed
1. Combine flour, milk, oil, and egg in a mixing bowl. Mix together.
2. Add mashed sweet potato. Mix again.
3. Thin with additional milk if batter is too thick to use in your waffle maker.
4. Cook! Serve with syrup and butter or apple butter! Enjoy.
Chocolate Chocolate Chip Waffles
These chocolate chocolate chip waffles are ridiculously good. I don’t necessarily recommend you eat them for dinner, but I won’t judge if you do. Chocolate waffles would be amazing, of course, for breakfast or even dessert topped with fresh fruit or ice cream.
If you like your waffles a little on the sweeter side, you might want a bit more sugar. The batter will be thick – you can thin it out a little bit more with a bit more milk. An extra splash or two should be fine but not much more than that.
– 2 c flour (gluten-free or regular)
– 1 T baking powder
– 1/4 t salt
– 1/2 c cocoa powder (we used Ghirardelli’s)
– 1/2 c sugar
– 3 eggs
– 1 1/2 c milk
– 1 t vanilla extract
– 1/3 c butter , melted (or olive oil)
– 1 c mini chocolate chips
1. In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients including cocoa powder and sugar.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, vanilla extract and melted butter.
3. Add egg and milk mixture to dry ingredients. Stir to combine.
4. Add mini chocolate chips. Stir.
5. Spray waffle iron with cooking spray.
6. Ladle batter into waffle maker. Cook until steam stops coming from the sides and waffles are easily removed.