So waffles… I love waffles. In fact, I’ll take waffles over pancakes any day. I love that unique smell of waffles cooking in a waffle iron… Do you ever make waffles for dinner? If not, you should try it. It’s great because whenever I say “I’m making waffles for dinner”, my boys jump up and down, screaming, “waffles!” for good 10 minutes.
I usually try my father-in-law’s buttermilk waffle recipe, but this time, I wanted to try something different. So I looked and looked and finally came across this wonderful recipe online. I had never tried adding cinnamon to waffles before so I was curious. And I am so glad that I tried it!
A pinch of cinnamon will make your house smell like heaven when you make these waffles. It had a little flavor of cinnamon in the waffles. But what I really loved about these waffles was the batter. It requires some work, like separating eggs and such, but it’s really worth it in the end. The waffles were perfectly textured and it was so good even without syrup. I ate mine plain with some sliced strawberries that were tossed in a little bit of agave nectar.
Cinnamon Belgian Waffles
Yield: 6-8 waffles
4 egg yolks
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups buttermilk
1/2 cup butter, melted
2 cups all purpose flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 egg whites
2 pinches of ground cinnamon
Preheat your waffle iron.
In a medium bowl, whisk together egg yolks, vanilla extract, buttermilk, and butter, until smooth. In a separate bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, and salt. Stir in with the buttermilk mixture until well blended and mixed.
In a medium bowl, whip the egg whites with an electric mixer until stiff. Fold into the batter, stirring carefully with a rubber spatula.
Spoon batter onto the hot waffle iron, close, and cook until golden brown, or until it reaches your desired texture. I like mine a little bit crunch so I leave it in the iron a little bit longer.
Add your favorite toppings such as berries, whipped cream, butter, syrup, nuts, etc and enjoy while it's still warm!