I freaking love waffles. We all know they are delicious, but the real winner of a reason that I love them so much is that the waffle maker does all the hard work for me. I don’t have to worry about getting it the right shape or uneven browning. As much as I call myself a good cook, I still can’t get those perfectly round and beautifully brown pancakes that make me drool when I see them. I don’t think I’m ever going to be able to do it and it’s so frustrating! Does anyone else have that problem with making pancakes? Since I’ve accepted my failure at making perfect pancakes, I’m totally #teamwaffle!
I’m a sucker for breakfast food in general but sadly my husband is not. I swear we are opposites in almost everything except for our love for each other. The saying that opposites attract exists for a reason right? Whenever he is out I make sure to eat all the things that he won’t eat. The list is long my friends… no sweet and salty mixes, no sweet breakfasts, a meal isn’t a meal without rice and the list goes on. He totally told me before we got married that he wasn’t picky but I think it’s safe to say that was a lie haha! So when he is away I make a lot of soup, sandwiches and traditional breakfast dishes.
And oh yeah. Waffles. Because I freaking love waffles.
Even though I love them, I really don’t need that many waffles. When I first started learning to cook and got really into trying new dishes, I would make huge amounts of food based on recipes that I found online that had way too many servings for a single person or even a couple. I was a newbie then so I didn’t know what I was doing, I would just see a picture of something and get to cooking! My sister and I would spend hours looking through AllRecipes online and choosing the recipes that looked the best to cook. We would be so proud of ourselves and submit our pictures to the listings. A few of them are still on there and I cringe when I see how bad my food photography was back then haha. That was the beginning of my journey into blogging I guess!
I think most recipes are geared towards families which is great but it just doesn’t work out for me. I don’t really like to freeze my food or eat leftovers for more than a few days. And some things are just better fresh, like waffles! So I whipped up my super small, very easy classic waffle recipe for one. This recipe is perfect because it always cooks up one perfectly round waffle in my single waffle maker. If I want to mix it up, I throw in some chocolate chips or a teaspoon of Nutella. But to be honest I love it this way the best! Waffle mornings are THE best.
Q: Do you cook for one or a crowd? What is your favorite breakfast food?
Classic Waffle for One
Adapted from leighgraveswolf
1/3 cup flour
pinch of salt
3/4 tsp baking powder
2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup milk
1 tbsp melted butter
3 drops of vanilla
Combine dry ingredients together in a bowl. In another bowl, combine the milk, egg, melted butter and vanilla. Stir to combine, and pour into the dry mixture. Mix until incorporated. Pour into prepared waffle maker and cook according to the settings provided with your model. Mine cooked in about 5 minutes. Slather with butter and maple syrup and serve your waffle for one!
Looking for more waffle ideas? Check some of these yummy recipes for more #teamwaffle inspo!