We love waffles here. Until this week we always used the frozen types from the grocery store. So on our quest to faze out processed foods we purchased a waffle maker. We got a very inexpensive one from Walmart, it's a GE 4 Square Chrome Waffle maker. I love this machine! I did not have a problem with the waffles sticking at all!!
I do not like using vegetable oil in my baked stuff...I don't care for the taste it has with it. So I started searching my cookbooks for a waffle recipe that used butter instead. I found it in the recipes I wrote down from my grandmother. This is by far the BEST recipe I've had.
1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 Tablespoons sugar
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 3/4 cups milk
1 stick melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
Stir together the first 4 ingredients in a large bowl set aside. In another bowl beat eggs, milk and vanilla. Add this to the flour mixture. Then add the melted butter. Mix well.
Grandma's recipe said to stir just until combined. I found that the more the batter was mixed the fluffier the waffles were. So I used a whisk to really mix it well.
Our waffle maker said used 1/3 cup in each square. So follow the directions on your waffle maker.
We had waffles for breakfast yesterday and for lunch. In the picture you will see some hamburger peeking out. Well that's because we had "Waffle-Joes". It's just a sloppy joe mixture on the waffles. This one was my hubby's. Mine was just an open-faced waffle sandwhich. I'm telling you this is going to become a favorite recipe in your house!!
I'm joining Sandra over at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom for Cooking Thursday. Head on over and see what she has cooking up for today.