Super Easy Waffles Topped With Stuff You Already Have In Your Kitchen

Photo: Courtesy of Joy The Baker..
I use my waffles as bread. It’s not often that I stack these things and drench them in maple syrup. I just think that nice, thick waffles should be treated just like slices of bread and slathered with peanut butter, honey, and bananas. It’s weekend breakfast meets after school lunch...studded with chocolate because we’re grown, and we can do what we want.
If buttermilk trips you up a bit…meaning you don’t often have the stuff in your fridge, you sure can make your own! Here are the Best Buttermilk Substitutions.
If you’re curious about which waffle maker I use…it’s this bad boy. I like it because it creates thick waffles, and I never have to fill the whole waffle iron. I prefer to make imperfect single serving waffles.
Waffles are super easy to make. The waffle iron does all (well, most) of the work.
Wet ingredients (eggs, melted butter, vanilla, and buttermilk) and whisked together with the dry ingredients. It’s okay if it’s a bit lumpy. It’s character building.
What’s a waffle without a chocolate chunk?
Still a waffle…oh, never mind.
Just add chocolate. It tastes better/awesome.
Warm waffles and prepared toppings! The waffles are soft on the inside, studded with melted chocolate, and crisp on the outside. Almond butter, bananas, and honey are the perfect comforting toppings.
Buttermilk Chocolate Chip Waffles with Almond Butter, Banana, and Honey
Makes 2 generous or 4 small servings
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3 tbsp granulated sugar
1/3 cup melted unsalted butter
2 large eggs
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 1/4 cup buttermilk
1/3 cup chopped dark chocolate
Ingredients For Topping
almond butter
sliced bananas
1. Set your waffle iron in a level, clean surface and turn on to preheat.
2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar.
3. In a medium bowl, whisk together melted butter, eggs, vanilla extract, and buttermilk. Add the wet ingredients, all at once to the dry ingredients. Stir until just incorporated. Stir in the chocolate pieces. Try not to over-mix the batter. If a few lumps remain in the batter, that’s ok.
4. Cook according to your waffle machine instructions.
5. Serve waffles warm topped with almond butter, bananas, and a good drizzle of honey.
Note: Allow waffles to cool completely. Store them in pairs in ziplock bags and store in the freezer. In the morning, gently reheat waffles in the toaster or toaster oven. Best toaster breakfast ever.

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