I’ve had a waffle maker on my ‘birthday wish list’ for… who knows how long…
well, long enough that my sister didn’t have to ask what I wanted, but just knew (cause I kinda intended on planting it in the families memory. Permanently.)
Annnnyways… long behold… guess what I opened up on my birthday?!
(100 points for whoever guesses this… it’s a toughie)
– no, not an at home lazer tag kit…. i wish (note to self… put on christmas list)
– no, not an umbrella holder that my sister got last year… ahh that was funny… and random
– and not even foxtel/cable tv (in ma dreammmmmms)
but no, this was far better… wait for it….
wait for it…. (I bet the suspense is killin ya right?!)
A WAFFLE MAKER!!
But. Disaster happened.
I clumsily spilt water and on my laptop and it semi-freaked out/died on me.
I wet my pants (kidding….) and said some unsavoury words i’m sure the neighbours were more than pleased to hear…
AND as luck goes, my laptop had an essay on it that was due on Monday. This happened on a Saturday. (aka ma birthday… bummer)
What are the chances!
This meant a whooollleee lotta re-writing on Sunday, and a whoooollleee lotta left over birthday cake to celebrate with after handing the essay in.
Bittersweet friends, bittersweet.
But luckily for me, thanks to Mac pros, my laptop was back in my hot little hands before I could make a batch of waffles.
Ya win some, ya loose some.
Anyways, so I did get round to making waffles… and I thought, let’s make the first round a bit of a test run and a little more on the breakfast side, before I start going cray on brownie waffles and what not.
Therefore the name of the game naturally consisted of my breaky faves; oats, cinnamon, yoghurt and berries.
And, to be perfectly honest, I did not expect these waffles to actually be crispy! I mean I always said waffles are like a crispy pancake (and that’s why they’re fricken awweeesome!!) but I was like ‘nahhh this is too good to be true to be made in my own home’, but i’m so excited to say… it is possible, and it’s so damn good.
Sure money can’t buy you love or happiness, but it can buy you a waffle maker.
And that’s pretty much the same thing.
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup oats
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
pinch of salt (optional)
1 egg, lightly beaten
3/4 cup milk
3 tablespoons butter, melted
1 tablespoons brown sugar
250g hulled and halved strawberries (or I used frozen strawberries which worked perfectly too)
2 tablespoons icing sugar
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
cinnamon-sugar to serve
1. In a bowl, combine flour, oats, baking powder, cinnamon and, if desired, salt. Set aside.
2. In a small bowl, whisk eggs, milk, butter and brown sugar. Add to flour mixture; stir until blended.
3. Pour batter into a a waffle iron (amount will vary with size of waffle iron). Close lid quickly; do not open during baking. Use fork to remove baked waffle.
4. Top with cinnamon sugar, yoghurt, strawberry compote, and blueberries
1. Combine strawberries, 1 tablespoon sifted icing sugar and balsamic vinegar in a saucepan over medium-low heat and cook, stirring occasionally, for 8-10 minutes or until pulpy.
2. Cover and set aside until needed.