I have proclaimed my love of breakfast a few times throughout my blog. It’s arguably my favorite meal of the day. Well that and snacking. (not quite a meal, but I do love snacks). I was reading through my A Couple Cooks, Pretty Simple Cooking, book for breakfast inspiration this past weekend. One of the Chapters in the book starts off with the concept of slowing down. I took this to heart because it has been my biggest challenge… always. In an effort to reign in my eating habits as of late ( ahem – I’m speaking to you crazy last week) I have made a promise to myself that I am going to slow the F down.
I am going to take lunch, regardless of how busy my day is. And not check emails when I get home from the office – I’m leaving work, at work. I have also made a promise to myself, and really my family, that I am going to slow down more. No more running out the door in the morning like the house is on fire. Or breaking a sweat because I’m trying to get my son out the door with me. So many mornings, I leave the house with a red face, full blown sweat, almost in tears. Everything is so demanding of my time, so perhaps I should demand to have less demands? (:: Lifts hand to reveal palm::)
So I’m thumbing through the cookbook looking for some ideas on breakfast. I saw the waffles and thought “I like those, so I am going to make them.” I put on some music and made breakfast. It was such an enjoyable and satisfying experience. Not only the process of making them, but the process of slowing down to make them. The process of enjoying them and not with the slightest ounce of guilt. I was still in my pajamas, hair in a bun that was likely on the side of my head, still unfixed from the night before, with my cup of coffee, enjoying my morning. It was the most refreshing start to a weekend that I’ve had in a very long time. Because of all of this, these waffles have instantly become my favorite. If you feel like you need a minute, to slow down, even if it is to enjoy some waffles, this is my gift to you. That minute, and these damn delicious waffles.
- Heat your waffle maker.
- In a medium bowl combine the flours, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and all spice. Whisk together and set aside.
- In a small saucepan, melt the butter. Add in the milk, egg, vanilla, and maple syrup. Whisk together. Pour the egg mixture into the dry mixture. Whisk together until incorporated. Do not over mix, there will be lumps!
- Scoop a heaping 1/2 cup of the batter onto the heated waffle maker. Serve with Greek yogurt, fresh fruit, almond butter, additional maple syrup and cinnamon.