dessert

5 Ways to Re-Invent a Homemade Waffle

For Christmas my husband received a waffle maker from my parents. He LOVES waffles and has been eating frozen waffles for the past several months. I'm okay with frozen waffles, but as a dietitian, my hope is that my husband, as well as our family, can enjoy quality "whole foods" with minimal preservatives and without unnecessary additives.  When my husband received a waffle maker for Christmas, so began my search for a waffle batter recipe that would be a perfect for us!

Ree Drummond (better known as The Pioneer Woman) provided a recipe that inspired me to warm up our waffle iron!

Need ideas to warm up your waffle iron?

Below are 5 foodie fun reasons to begin incorporating waffles back into your diet:

  1. Chicken and Smoked Cheddar Waffles (Recipe: MyRecipes)
  2. BLT on Cheddar Rosemary Waffle Bread (Recipe: Baker Bettie)
  3. Strawberry Shortcake Napoleons (Recipe: Feels Like Home)
  4. Waffle Ice Cream Sandwiches (Recipe: Martha Stewart)
  5. Breakfast Quesadilla with Waffle Tortilla (Recipe: Waffle Batter Below - Fill with Favorite Breakfast Ingredients and Cook Like Quesadilla on Stovetop! Garnish with Sliced Avocado, Sour Cream, and/or Sriracha!)

Waffle Batter Recipe (Recipe Inspired by Pioneer Woman)

Ingredients: 347

  • 2 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 3 teaspons Baking Powder
  • ½ teaspoon of Sea Salt
  • ¼ cup Sugar
  • 1 ½ cups Organic Fat-Free Milk
  • 2 Organic Whole Egg Yolks
  • 1 ½ Tbsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 stick Unsalted Butter, Melted
  • 4 Whole Organic Egg Whites

Directions:

  • Pre-heat your waffle iron.
  • Mix together all-purpose flour, baking powder, sea salt, and sugar in a medium mixing bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, blend milk, 2 egg yolks, and vanilla together. Pour wet ingredients over dry ingredients and gently mix until halfway combined. Pour in melted butter and gently continue mixing ingredients until combined.
  • In a separate bowl, use a mixer to beat the egg whites until stiff. Slowly fold them into the batter until slightly combined.
  • Scoop the waffle batter into the waffle iron in batches and cook according to its directions. Serve immediately with butter, warm maple syrup, and mixed berries.

White Chocolate & Cranberry Bread Pudding

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Need an idea for a tasty dessert to take for to your New Year's Eve celebration, but don't want to spend all day baking? This recipe is the perfect fit for any celebration or a weeknight treat!

 It takes minimal effort, but provides maximal enjoyment!!

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WHITE CHOCOLATE & CRANBERRY BREAD PUDDING:

Ingredients

:

  • Non-Stick Cooking Spray
  • 3 Large Eggs
  • 1 can Condensed Sweetened Milk
  • 1 3/4 cup Hot Water
  • 1/4 cup Butter, Melted
  • 1 Tbsp Vanilla
  • 2 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1 1/4 cup Ghirardelli White Chocolate Chips
  • 1 Bag Dried Cranberries
  • 1 Loaf Pepperidge Farm French Bread, Pulled into Bite Size Pieces

Directions

:

  • Pre-Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Spray 8x8 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Beat 3 Eggs in large mixing bowl. Add condensed milk, hot water, butter, vanilla and cinnamon. Stir well. Add white chocolate chips and dried cranberries.
  • Place bread cubes in baking dish and pour egg mixture over bread. Make sure all bread is covered and allow to soak for 10-15 minutes.
  • Bake for 50-55 minutes or until toothpick/knife comes out clean.
  • Serve warm and garnish with whipped cream or drizzle with caramel!