Spiced Waffles

Today, I am among the walking wounded. 😦
sore arm
My once slender forearm had an unfortunate meet-up with a wasp at the recycling center in our apartment complex and has now swollen larger than my upper arm and is quite itchy, red, and sore. It feels like a football is under my skin… ouch! Who knew recycling could be dangerous?
I was only trying to be good to the earth, and this is how I was repaid. Oh well, at least my arm has met its new BFFs: an ice pack, Benadryl cream, and Advil PM.

my poor arm

my poor arm 😦

But one thing–and one thing only– can make today better: Spiced Waffles. Won’t you indulge me?
Spiced Waffles - an easy make-ahead #breakfast you can enjoy all week long with fresh fruit via thepajamachef.com
These waffles are a delightful blend of simple and classy in one tender package. The familiar home style taste of fresh waffles shines through despite a plethora of rich, hearty spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves. This typical fall-blend of spices works in the summer when paired with a topping of sweet, plump, and juicy berries and provides a window into the comfort food of cooler weather. Oh, how refreshing such a thought is in this heat wave!

Now, I might normally suggest to enjoy these precious treats leisurely on a breezy patio with a tall glass of iced coffee at hand to capture the essence of summer… but I dare say that all that sugar and sweetness might invite some unwelcome friends company to your door… the vicious, hideous, rude, ugly wasp that must die [ oh, sorry, did that slip out? Ooops.] So, I won’t suggest anything of the like, but what I will suggest is to make these, stat. You’ll be glad you did!

Spiced Waffles - an easy make-ahead #breakfast you can enjoy all week long with fresh fruit via thepajamachef.com

Spiced Waffles [simplified from Dorie Greenspan]
printable version

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup + 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 1/2 cups milk, at room temperature
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted

Directions:

Preheat waffle iron. In a medium bowl, whisk together flours, sugars, baking powder, baking soda, and spices. In a separate bowl, beat eggs and slowly incorporate milk, vanilla, and melted coconut oil. [Try to have milk at room temperature or at least let coconut oil cool a little so it doesn’t seize up.] Pour liquids into dry ingredients and fold together until everything is just mixed. Scoop out onto hot waffle iron in 1/2-2/3 cup increments and cook until golden brown. Serve with butter, berries, and brown sugar or your favorite toppings. Enjoy–and try to eat just one! 🙂

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12 thoughts on “Spiced Waffles

  1. These look great, and your poor arm looks so bad! When I first saw the picture I was like ‘what is that mutilated piece of flesh???’ So there you go. Bee stings hurt like heck, too–I remember an embarrassing occasion when I was on a picnic with a bunch of church people a few years ago and I got stung by a bee right under the arm and to my own horror said a bad word. That starts with f. In front of my pastor.

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  2. awwww so sorry about your arm 😦 i have the same reaction to bee stings. when i went to college the first time, i went on a camping orientation trip. while hiking, the guy in front of me literally stepped on a bee’s nest. i got stung on my ankle, which swelled so much i couldn’t put my shoe on for the rest of the trip, and my hand, which swelled up like a balloon. so i feel your pain. on the otherhand, your waffles sound delicious!

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  3. These look SO amazing and I can see how they might make your arm feel a bit better 🙂 That stinks that you got punished for recycling! Gosh! Feel better 🙂

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  4. Oh my gosh your poor arm! I can’t even imagine…truly. Feel better.

    I definitely need to invest in a waffle maker. These look so good, and they may be the recipe that breaks the proverbial camel’s back. I’ve been going back and forth about one, but now I know I have to try these!

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  5. Oh my goodness those waffles look to die for. Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day, so much so I actually ate breakfast food for all 3 of my meals today (oatmeal, egg white burritios, and whole wheat pancakes). Is that bad? Anyways, these will definitely need to make an appearance in my kitchen soon!

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