Traditional Waffles with a Little Kick {Recipe}

One of our favorite things to do on the weekends is to enjoy a nice breakfast together as a family. I usually use our nicer linens, plates, and silverware to make the meal feel more festive. Ever since we purchased a waffle iron a few months ago, we have been cranking out waffles like crazy on the weekend! They are so good and easy to make. If you don’t have a waffle iron, you should definitely own one. You can get them pretty inexpensively and the results are so worth it. Today, I thought I would share one of our favorite waffle recipes. The addition of vanilla and cinnamon give these waffles a very subtle kick without being sweet.

* 2 cups all-purpose flour
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 4 teaspoons baking powder
* 2 tablespoons white sugar
* 2 eggs
* 1 1/2 cups warm milk
* 1/3 cup butter, melted
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 1 teaspoon cinnamon

1. Preheat waffle iron.
2. In a large bowl, mix together flour, salt, baking powder, cinnamon and sugar.
3. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs. Stir in the milk, butter and vanilla. Pour the milk mixture into the flour mixture; beat until blended.
4. Ladle the batter into the preheated waffle iron. This batter is thinner than most waffle recipes. Don’t panic. Just make sure that you cover the entire waffle iron with batter {mine takes 1 full cup of this batter}. Cook the waffles until golden and crisp. My waffle maker takes about 5 minutes per waffle.

Yield: 4 waffles

For more recipe ideas visit Beauty and Bedlam or 5 Dollar Dinners.