Cornmeal Waffles

Hello friends– Got a new waffle iron Larry last month for my birthday!  So this weekend we broke out for it’s inaugural bake-up–  Ready for Saturday night supper!

Larry read the instructions and got it all set up (he’s good at that) and I mixed up this cornmeal batter.  Great with Alfie’s home-tapped syrup (thanks again Alfie!!) and any fruit you find in your kitchen.

CORNMEAL WAFFLES

1 cup flour
1 cup yellow cornmeal
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
2 cups buttermilk*
2 eggs
1/4 cup honey
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 cup canola oil

Stir up the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl.  Then mix in the buttermilk, eggs, honey, vanilla and oil.  with a whisk until it is all blended.

Cook the batter in your waffle maker according to the maker’s instructions.  (We spray ours with cooking spray and cook on medium heat for 5 or 6 minutes per waffle.)

Makes five golden delicious waffles!

*If you lack buttermilk in the fridge (like me!), Pour 2 or 3 tablespoons of cider vinegar into a measuring cup and add milk to make 2 cups.  Let it sit a 5 minutes to thicken before you mix it into the batter.

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Cornmeal Waffles

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Hello Breakfast Eaters– I love breakfast.  And since school started without me this week, I know I’m truly retired!  So while kids are filing into classrooms and taking out math books and turning on iPads, I’m home making breakfast–all kind of breakfasts! — lingering at the table with a book and a mug of tea.  It’s like being on a mini vacation first thing in the morning.

So here’s just a breakfast suggestion– cornmeal waffles.  If you like good old cornbread as much as we do around here, I think you’ll love these waffles– golden and homey.  And of course all the better with a splash of syrup and berries– and that mug of tea and a book…

CORNMEAL WAFFLES
1 cup flour
1 cup yellow cornmeal
2  1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1  1/2 cups buttermilk
2 eggs
1/4 cup honey
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup canola oil

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Heat the waffle maker.

In a mixing bowl, stir together the flour, cornmeal, baking powder and salt.  Then whisk in the buttermilk, eggs, honey, vanilla and canola oil.  The batter will be thinner than normal waffle batter.

Cook the waffle according to the directions on your waffle maker.  Then serve up the hot waffles with butter and/or fruit, maple syrup, jam, powdered sugar, whipped cream…  whatever you have int he fridge.  Happy breakfast!!

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Blueberry Cornmeal Pancakes

IMG_1667Hello Pancake Pals–  If you’re like me you could eat pancakes for breakfast, lunch or dinner.  These came off the pan on a Sunday afternoon, hot & sweet.  I really liked the slight crunch of the cornmeal and the juiciness of the blueberries.  And, of course, all that maple syrup.

BLUEBERRY CORNMEAL PANCAKES
1 1/4 cup flour
3/4 cup yellow cornmeal
1/3 cup sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 cups buttermilk*
1 egg
2 tab. canola oil
1 cup fresh blueberries

IMG_1670Stir together the flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder and salt.  Then mix in the buttermilk, egg and oil.  And finally add in the blueberries.  That’s it.

Then pour them buy about 1/3 cupfuls onto a griddle sprayed with cooking spray over medium heat.  Make about 16 medium yummy pancakes.

*If you have not buttermilk, just add a couple tablespoons of cider vinegar to milk and let it set a few minutes to thicken.