In my opinion, homemade waffles fall into the category of Ultimate-in-Lazy-Leisure-Breakfasting.  It is right up there with other breakfast delights such as French toast, Eggs Benedict, and the Frittata.  Sure, most people reserve the laborious task of waffle-making for the occasional brunch or birthday surprise, and even then the frozen toaster version is what often inevitably ends up on the plate.  Breakfast (or in some cases, brunch) should have as much thought and intention as a fancy dinner.  Make the effort to treat yourself with a beautiful meal to start the morning, and the rest of your day can’t be far off.  As they say: “You are what you eat.”  If that then is the case, you are beautiful indeed.

– 1 cup flour
– 1 tablespoon baking powder
– 2 tablespoons sugar
– pinch of salt
– 1 cup milk
– 1 egg
– 2 tablespoons butter, melted

1.  Preheat waffle iron.
2.  In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt.  In another bowl, beat together the milk and egg.  Combine the wet ingredients into the flour mixture, mix until just combined.  Stir in the melted butter.
3.  Lightly grease the waffle iron.  Cook waffles until steaming stops and they are golden brown and crisp.  Serve topped with maple syrup, whipped cream, sliced fruit, and chopped nuts.
4.  Wasn’t that easy?  Now go eat!

*  The amount of batter needed for each waffle and the number of waffles made from this recipe depends on the size of your waffle iron.  I have a Belgian Waffle iron, so this recipe renders four waffles using 1/2 cup of batter for each.
*  If the batter is too thick to evenly spread in the iron, just thin it down with a little more milk.

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