this past saturday morning, nathan and i had no where to be early, so after sleeping in, i had a hankerin' for some waffles. we love lazy saturday mornings with homemade waffles, and it had been too long since we had last made them. so, i whipped out my handy dandy cookbook and got to work.
now don't get me wrong, i love a good eggo with peanut butter, but if i'm getting out the waffle iron, the only way i roll is homemade!
the recipe i use is a loose interpretation of the better homes & garden's new cookbook one.
|yes, i write in my cookbooks and leave future me notes. its a good thing too, because everytime i see them i'm like, 'o, yeah!'|
|of course, its pink|
|you know me, all about some le creuset. this piece was a christmas present from my aunt...everyone needs a good batter bowl!!|
so here we go. first, i mix about 7/8 cup of whole wheat flour with 1 tablespoon demerara sugar (or brown sugar), 1 1/2 tsp baking powder, and a pinch of salt. to that, this time, i added 1 tbsp flax seed
and about 1/4 bag of walnuts
in a separate bowl, i mixed 1 egg with 7/8 cup milk, 1/4 cup of oil and a big splash of vanilla.
then, i make a little well in the center of the dry mix and pour the wet stuff in all at once.
and stir, preferably with a big pink spatula :)
finally, into the waffle iron it goes.
and thats it! these were super hearty and kept us full for quite a while! also, this recipe only made 4, but i think you could think it out to get 6. the original recipe is for 12, and i half it, but i think its too thick. perfect for us though!
while i was making waffles, nathan ran out to starbucks to get us some drinks to go with. we chose to have some quad shots, 1 pump sugar free vanilla, whole milk lattes.yum!
|this was my waffle...i like them with just a sprinkle of powdered sugar and some whipped cream|
after such a yummy breakfast, we headed out to piedmont park to hit up the local green market and enjoy some sunshine.
check out this shot of the city- isn't it beautiful? i love this view
nathan's sister sarah gave us a call and happened to be in the area, so she came over and met us and her and nathan joined a pick up game of ultimate frisbee. i lounged under a tree (it was HOT) and snapped some pics.
its days like this one that make me love the city and love living here.