Today, I am among the walking wounded. 😦
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.
But one thing–and one thing only– can make today better: Spiced Waffles. Won’t you indulge me?
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 [simplified from Dorie Greenspan]
- 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
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! 🙂
12 thoughts on “Spiced Waffles”
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.
Those waffles look delicious!! Sorry about your arm, bee stings are the worst : (
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!
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 🙂
Ooo these definitely seem like they make up for a wasp sting…maybe. Those things hurt! Rest up and eat up!
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!
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!
Hope your arm feels better, that looks crazy painful!
Your waffles look divine
Great blog, can’t wait to read more 🙂
it’s all better now, thanks. 🙂 come back soon!