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The little man is a waffle junkie.  He loves them.  I can not claim these are even close to as good as the ones at the farmer’s market, but those are true Belgian Waffles.  I have several recipes that I make but this one is kind of my go to quick, easy version.  These I can get done in under 10 minutes which is a plus when you have a hungry toddler hanging on your leg.

P’s Morning Waffles

  • 1 cup flour (all-purpose, although I have used cake flour in a pinch and it worked fine.)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup plain greek style yogurt (or regular plain yogurt)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons melted butter, cooled slightly
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract

Lightly grease or spray waffle iron and preheat.

In a medium bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and baking soda with a whisk. 

In another medium bowl Combine yogurt, milk, and vanilla.  Slowly add melted butter while stirring (in case your butter is to hot you will not cook your eggs).  Pour this mixture into dry ingredients.  Stir until fully incorporated, but do not over mix.

Spoon about 1/3 cup batter and spread almost to the corners. (Amount varies with size of iron).  Close the lid and bake according to your manufacturer’s instructions, usually 2 – 3 minutes.  You want them to be golden brown, and not stick to your iron.  Makes about 5 waffles.

You can transfer waffles to a 200 degree oven to keep warm if you are making very many, they do cool pretty quickly and get softer as they cool.

If you would rather get your pancakes and waffles from a mix, the best ones I have found are the Bette’s Oceanview Diner Pancake and Waffle Mixes.  They sell them at the store by my house but you can also buy them here.

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You would think that some cereal and bananas would be a relatively clean meal; you would be wrong.  How can such a little person constantly make such a big mess.  How is it that a little bowl of cereal can grow innumerable times into a huge heaping pile of squishy mess.  I watch him eat so I know that most of his food goes in his mouth so where does the rest of it come from?  It is on his tray, it is on the chair, it is on the floor, it is on the table, it is on his face, it is on his hands, it is on his clothes, including on his butt.  How does he even get it under his butt?  I honestly think he can perform magic.  I think that his spoon is really a magic wand in disguise and when he picks it up, POW, everything multiplies.  He has the same magic powers with dirt and water and toys.  He can make anything multiply.  If we could just turn him loose on an oil field we would never have a gas shortage.  Luckily he can also multiply smiles, laughs, hugs, and kisses.  Those smiles are good payment for his magician’s assistant (me) cleaning up all of his tricks.

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I totally had another recipe ready to go for today, but then I made a recipe that I found on Hannah Cooks (thanks Hannah!) last night and decided to post that one instead.  I made Nigella’s breakfast bars.  They are so easy it is ridiculous, and good, and a really filling snack.  They are pretty easy to substitute ingredients also.  I know Hannah makes them without coconut, I made them without peanuts, but also added 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips.  I am always looking for a quick, healthy, non processed breakfast or lunch.  I love granola bar type things, but most of them at the store are just not very good for you.  It is nice to have a homemade alternative that is easy and yummy.

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