Hello everyone - Happy New Year! I hope that 2019 is off to an amazing start for you! My first blog post of the new year will be a super yummy waffle recipe for you to try. I made these waffles for brunch on Christmas Eve and will definitely be making them again soon (like today lol) because they are SO, SO TASTY!
Waffle Ingredients (Yields 2-3 Waffles):
- 1 1/2 cup of Krusteaz Belgian Waffle Mix
- 2/3 cup of water
- 2 tablespoons of melted Smart Balance Non-Dairy Olive Oil Butter
- 1 egg
- Vanilla Greek yogurt
- Dark chocolate granola
- Powdered sugar
*** Recipe also requires a waffle iron and cooking spray. ***
Begin by whisking together the waffle mix, water, melted butter, and egg until you have a smooth consistency. Turn on your waffler iron and allow it to heat up fully. Since I am home for winter break right now, I used my family’s Oster waffle iron for this recipe - I placed it on the highest setting once I first turned it on, then turned it down to a medium-high setting once I was ready to cook the waffles. Spray both the top and bottom half of the waffle iron with a light layer of cooking spray, making sure to cover the entire surface. Dollop a few large tablespoons on to the bottom surface (I use about 3-4 per waffle). Make sure you leave a little bit of extra room around the edges for the batter to spread out once you close the top.
Each waffle takes about 2-3 minutes to cook but depending on how crispy you like your own waffles, you can always add or subtract some time. Once you think it is ready (when it has stopped steaming and is nice and golden with no gooey spots left), use a spatula to remove it from the waffle maker.
Lastly, I topped the waffles with a dollop of Vanilla Greek yogurt, a handful of fresh berries, some dark chocolate granola, and a sprinkle of powdered sugar. I use the vanilla Greek yogurt as a healthier alternative for syrup. But, you can modify this recipe by using maple syrup or even chocolate syrup for more decadence. Pair it with a cup of coffee or a mimosa and VOILA - you’ve got yourself a super delicious brunch!