Our very first wedding gift was a waffle maker from one of Matthew’s coworkers. I remember the giddy feeling of opening a gift for our new married life together. At first we were skeptical about whether or not we’d use it, but we were convinced we had to keep it, if only for what it represented. I’m thankful we did because waffles are a delicious once-in-a-while treat for lazy Saturday mornings or to mix it up on a week day night.
They may not be bikini friendly, but sometimes you just need to raid the fridge and make delicious Nutella, bacon, pecan, strawberry, banana, honey waffles for dinner.
Nutella, Bacon, Strawberry, Banana, Pecan Waffles with Honey
(Adapted from Joy the Baker)
3 cups all purpose flour
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
4 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups milk
1 stick of melted butter
Cooked, chopped bacon
Drizzle of honey or drizzle of maple syrup
Set up your waffle iron on a level, clean surface and turn on to preheat.
In a large bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and brown sugar. Whisk to blend. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, banana, milk and vanilla extract. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and fold. Try not to over mix the batter or the waffles will become tough. It’s ok if a few lumps remain in the batter.
Cook according to waffle iron instructions.