weeknight waffles

Weekends for us aren't always as slow as they once were. While we used to look up activities around the area, we're now in the throws of sports and schedules.  I find myself wanting and needing to say no to more things, and also anticipating a slower summer as we're saying yes to less commitments during that upcoming season too.

Saturday morning doesn't always afford itself to waffles and pancakes, so sometimes we need to find a reason to make them on a weeknight.  While I'm not so sure I could have them each week, I think we could find a way to fit these in every other week or so.  The boys are asking for chocolate waffles, which I agree sound delicious and just may need to make a dessert appearance in the near future.

This past week we had reason to celebrate and so I let Anderson pick dinner the other night, knowing he had been asking for homemade waffles from the waffle iron for some time now.  If you've been around here for a little, you know I like to try new recipes often and so it gave me a chance to make Sour Cream Waffles from one of my favorites, Mad Hungry, Feeding Men and Boys.

As our boys are getting bigger and we're eating lots of breakfasts and lunches and snacks on the go, I'm trying to pack all the food and love Lucinda's cookbook for great weeknight meals too.  As a mama to boys she gets it and I know I'll be finding myself more and more in her book as they get even bigger.  I'm pretty sure I need this other book, Mad Hungry Family.  You know me, I'll be seeing if I can find it at the library first.

On to the recipe.  While I've found waffle recipes to have a lot of different qualities - this one was a heavier, more filling recipe thanks to the sour cream.  Some recipes we've made require beaten egg whites which give you a fluffier and lighter waffle.

While Anderson was hesitant to see me pull out the sour cream, he agreed that these were delicious and he didn't taste it in the waffles.  I doubled the recipe that she gave in her book, and will be sharing the doubled recipe with you here.  If in doubt, I always double a recipe and waffles are absolutely something you'll want to do that to.  They freeze really well if they make it there, or you can always pop left overs in the fridge and toast them for a fun weekday treat of a breakfast.

I opted for making some homemade whipped cream here too using some heavy cream and about 2 teaspoons of sugar beaten with a hand mixer until they reached the perfect consistency!

We have this waffle iron and I love it.  It was a Christmas gift years ago and something I knew I would use often.  It's always a treat to use it and I love how well it cleans up and how well it makes the waffles too!

Recipe for about 8-10 waffles.

  • 10 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  1. beat the eggs and sugar for about 5-8 minutes.
  2. Whisk together the dry ingredients and then add that to the egg mixture, followed by the sour cream.  Finally stir in the butter. *Allow the batter to sit for 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile preheat your waffle iron.  You can spray it once it's ready, although some don't require this.
  4. Using about 1 cup of batter per waffle fill your waffle iron and then allow to cook. I always opt for one setting about the lightest and my waffle iron beeps when they are done.  Repeat with remaining batter.
Enjoy with warmed real maple syrup, whipped cream, and family.

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