When it comes to fancy shmancy breakfasts, I have to admit: I don’t really love to make them myself. I know how to of course, but doing all that first thing in the morning? No thanks.
I’d much rather someone else make them for me. Someone like IHOP or the Pancake House.
Or my mom.
Or my husband.
But not me.
So this morning when I woke up craving strawberry waffles I was a little shocked. Even more shocked when I went downstairs and set up shop in the kitchen to actually make said waffles. I don’t even know who I am anymore…
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup spelt flour
- 3 eggs
- 1/3 cup sour cream
- 1 cup milk (I used nonfat cow’s milk, but any would do)
- 1 6-oz container Greek yogurt (I used Chobani Strawberry)
- 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
Basically you whisk together the eggs, milk, sour cream, yogurt, and sugar until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture is free of lumps. Dump in the baking soda, baking powder, flour, and salt, and whisk until combined and there are no more lumps. I like to pour the mixture into a measuring cup for easy pouring, but you can also use a measuring cup as well. Spray a hot waffle iron with nonstick spray. Pour just under 1/3 of a cup of the batter in the center, close the lid, and cook for 2-3 minutes until golden brown. Repeat until the batter is all gone.
Now this is where my true breakfast-making colors shine through…I stopped at 5 waffles. That was about 1/3 of the batter. I’m saving the rest in the fridge for breakfast tomorrow (or at least until tonight so I can freeze the waffles and just reheat when necessary in the oven).
So now you might be wondering what one would top healthy strawberry waffles with, right? I mean, it’s not like you can just go all out with the butter and syrup can you?
Yes, yes you certainly can.
Or you could smear it with peanut butter and homemade jam. Or top with more yogurt and fresh berries!
Or you can make a huge batch of the fresh berry puree that I make for the cake this weekend and pour that ALL OVER the waffles.
You can even top it with melted butter first like I did.
Hey, the butter is still healthy.
Healthy because it makes you smile 🙂