Some nights the husband works late. And when the husband works late, the wife doesn’t want to cook dinner. So, naturally my go-to is something the kids will happily stuff their bellies with to prepare for a good night’s rest: pancakes or waffles!
I like to switch it up a little, to keep it real. When I need to feel like a cool mom, I throw a few sprinkles in the batter. Guilty pleasure? Throw a few chocolate chips in the mix. This last time I decided to mix it up and throw in some cheddar. Made for a great base for some eggs and ham.
Buttermilk Cheddar Waffles
- 2 cups flour I opt for one white and one wheat
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 3 eggs
- 2 cups buttermilk
- 4 tablespoons butter melted
- 1 cup shredded medium cheddar cheese
In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar.
Whisk together eggs, buttermilk, and melted butter and pour into dry ingredients. Mix just until combined.
Throw in cheese and give it one more quick stir.
Let sit for five minutes before spooning into waffle maker.
Top with ham and fried egg and serve!
Change it Up:
If you don’t have buttermilk, add plain yogurt or cut your milk back by 1/4 cup.
If you want a fluffier waffle, separate eggs. Mix the yolks in with your dry ingredients. Beat whites with 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar and beat until peaks form. Fold into batter and let sit 5 minutes before cooking.
For a sweeter waffle: add 1 more tablespoon of sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla.
Dress it Up:
Substitute 1/2 cup of cornmeal for part of the flour and serve your waffle with chili.