Saturday, June 4, 2011


It's been nice for the hubs and I to have a second weekend at HOME. If you know us, you know we are constantly on the move and seem to be gone most weekends to wedding showers, weddings, baby showers, vistiting family and friends, etc.

This morning we took our pugs to a pug meet-up that happens the first Saturday of every month. Our dogs, Zeus and Zoey, love this yet we seem to be always out of town for it. The meet up was at 9:00 am this morning, so we had a yummy breakfast then headed out the door. We typically eat cereal or oatmeal for breakfast but this morning was a special treat! We both LOVE waffles and have an amazing waffle iron for this purpose (except ours is the circular shape). We don't make them as often as we'd like, only because they are more time consuming than the typical cereal meal. If you are in the market for a waffle maker get the one we is seriously the best waffle maker EVER. It is pricey, but I promise, it cooks the waffles PERFECTLY.

My Mom has a heart shaped waffle iron that still works to this day. Growing up, she would always make us heart shaped waffles on "big" days of our lives such as our birthdays and other big events. She made them not only at special times, but I seem to remember it was going to be a happy day when Mom broke out the waffle iron! Every Saturday when we were young, my Dad made chocolate chip pancakes...of course, we LOVED this, too. That's another story though for another blog post... :)

Waffle Mix
Serves 6


2 eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 3/4 cups milk
1/2 cup applesauce
1 tablespoon brown sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 T. cinnamon
1 T. chia seeds


Preheat waffle iron. Beat eggs in large bowl with hand beater until fluffy. Beat in flour, milk, applesauce, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, chia seeds and vanilla, just until smooth.
Spray preheated waffle iron with non-stick cooking spray. Pour mix onto hot waffle iron. Cook until golden brown. Serve hot.

*We didn't grow up putting butter on our pancakes like most people, so I have learned to think that this is disgusting (haha). Instead, we put peanut butter on our waffles for added protein. I have done this since growing up...we also always put peanut butter on our pancakes. YUM. Sometimes if I have it around, I'll put apple butter on top of the peanut butter (which I did this morning). I also cut up a few fresh strawberry's...then of course, syrup. This is def. a special treat kind of breakfast!

Make these tomorrow morning for your loved ones. :)

Do you have a breakfast recipe you loved when growing up? How do you like your waffles served?

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful picture Laura! I looove waffles too.. But always just end up pulling an Eggo waffle out of the freezer.. *hides in shame!* yours looks delicious!!!