One of the biggest joys in life is a Saturday morning at home. It is the perfect mix of relaxation and productivity. I can do the laundry while watching the Food Network. Polish the counters while sipping my coffee. Make the bed while two well-rested dogs tumble in the piles of pillows. You know the drill.
Another joy of Saturday mornings is that I get plenty of time to cook and plan our household meals for the week. I just love the time to meditate in the kitchen and organize ways for everyone to eat healthfully and happily throughout the week. It doesn’t happen on it’s own, you know! One of my favorite breakfast recipes to prepare while I research recipes and clean out the fridge is this one for pecan crunch waffles. They are sweet, crunchy, savory, and will put a smile on your face! Plus, they are a cinch to make, using ingredients that any well-stocked kitchen keeps handy.
No, this is not health food. If you are looking for that, try some overnight oats. A healthy lifestyle includes allowing yourself the flexibility to indulge in treats just like this. With that said, here’s how to make my favorite homemade Saturday morning breakfast… pecan crunch waffles. I smile just thinking about them
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 3/4 cup buttermilk
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
Start by plugging in the waffle iron. Then, in a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the flour, corn starch, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.
In a smaller bowl, whisk the egg, milk, buttermilk, vanilla extract and sugar until it bubbles and is frothy. We want lots of air in this mixture to create a light, fluffy waffle!
Stir to combine the two mixtures and incorporate the pecans. I like the pecans cooked into the waffles because they add a great texture when you cut in for the first bite. Yum!
When the waffle iron is ready, place 1/3 cup of the batter on the grid to make your first waffle.
Now you wait! While the waffles cook, I like to put away dishes and tap away on my iPad looking for new recipes to prepare that week.
The end result is like nothing you’ve ever cooked before. Light, fluffy, crunchy waffles with savory maple syrup… oh goodness! You haven’t enjoyed a morning until you’ve tried these.
The result of whisking the liquid ingredients before putting them in the batter is a taller, fuller waffle. See how thick they are? It has a great texture!
Good to the last bite!
I hope you have a great day everyone! Go out and do something great Thanks for reading!
Lots of love,