June 23, 2014

Waffle Bar Date Night {OR Family Night}

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Waffle Bar. It could be the tastiest date idea ever. YUM!

You are going to LOVE this fun and VERY delicious date celebrating National Waffle Iron Day on June 29th! {or celebrating anything you want to with this delicious waffle bar!}

This is the perfect date to invite a few friends or family over for brunch or a casual evening event. You can make this simple by using frozen waffles and basic toppings or a little bit gourmet with the one of the amazing waffle recipes I’ll share with you and even MORE toppings.

“Why would anyone ever eat anything besides breakfast food?” -Leslie Knope Parks & Rec

My thoughts exactly!

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You are just going to LOVE the festive invitation Kristin at CdotLove created for this event. She is always so creative with her designs and she found that cute breakfast quote and added it onto the bottom of the waffle bar invitation. How fun is that?! She also created topping labels AND silverware wraps that will totally make you smile with the wording she put on each one. I just LOVE the designs Kristin does, and you get them ALL for FREE!! Lucky you! Check down at the end of this post to get the link!

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Growing up, my mom made our family AMAZING hot breakfasts every. single. morning. Really. We would have homemade cinnamon buns, crepes with whipped cream, French toast with warmed maple syrup, gingerbread pancakes, bacon, eggs, you name it. We were so spoiled. Sigh.

Of all the breakfasts that she made though, I think her waffles were my favorite. They always turn out light and fluffy because the egg whites are beaten separately and folded into the batter. Yum! She also would make chocolate waffles which are heaven in the mouth, too. Lucky you, I am going to share both recipes with you!

Mom’s Light and Fluffy Waffles

 2 eggs {yolks and whites separated}

1 Tablespoon baking powder

2 cups milk

½ teaspoon salt

2 cups flour

1/3 cup oil

 Heat waffle iron. Crack the eggs and separate the whites and yolks into 2 separate bowls. Beat egg whites until they are stiff and set aside. Beat egg yolks then add remaining ingredients and mix them together until they are smooth. Carefully use a spatula to fold in the egg whites into the batter. Pour batter onto waffle iron. Cook according to waffle iron’s instructions and enjoy.

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So here is what 2 freshly cracked egg whites look like before they are beaten.

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After just a couple minutes this is how fluffy they get! Pretty amazing and it makes ALL the difference in your waffles to do it this way and fold in the egg whites.

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Here is where you fold them into the rest of the batter and then use a measuring cup to pour them onto the Waffle Iron. What’s that waffle iron on the left you say? Why yes, it is my super cool Elmo and Cookie Monster Waffle Iron, such a hit at our house!

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And for all you chocolate lovers out there, your world may not be complete without this lip-smacking recipe for Chocolate Waffles!

Chocolate Waffles- Aunt Kaye

 1  2/3 cups flour

1/3 cup cocoa

1/3 cup sugar

1 ½ teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon salt

1 ½ cups buttermilk

8 T melted butter

2 teaspoon vanilla

2 eggs, separated

Mix all the dry ingredients together. Combine buttermilk, egg yolks, butter, and vanilla. Beat egg whites until stiff, fold in. Serve with ice cream and chocolate syrup or whipped cream and strawberries.

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I would recommend making your waffle batter just before your guests arrive, and start cooking the waffles after they get there. This way they won’t get soggy and cold sitting out. Since waffles only take a couple minutes to cook no one will have to wait long and everyone will enjoy freshly cooked waffles.

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You will want to load up on toppings. Kristin created printable labels for TONS of different toppings and syrups and she even left a few blank in case you had some favorites we forgot. You can have out whipped cream, chocolate syrup, fruit syrups, ice cream, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, chocolate chips, bananas, peanut butter, powdered sugar…the list goes on and on. Just pick and choose your favorites or have guests bring a topping or two to share.

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My husband said these were the best waffles he has ever had in his life.

I think I agree!

Celebrate your own National Waffle Iron Day on June 29th or any day you’d like! Don’t forget your

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8 Responses to “Waffle Bar Date Night {OR Family Night} ”

  1. Paige says:

    Looks delicious and fun!!! Thanks Julie!

  2. Tara Tara says:

    These look SOOOOOOO yummy!!!!! Makes me wanna go eat breakfast again!! lol

  3. JoAnn Marie says:

    Thanks for sharing these recipes, Julie!!! I seriously can’t wait to try them both! And, by the way, your mom is amazing! :)

    • Julie Julie says:

      Thanks JoAnn! My mom is pretty amazing and I use her recipes all the time:) You are going to love both kinds of waffles for sure! My favorite toppings on the chocolate ones are whipped cream and raspberries. YUM!

  4. Jason says:

    Waffle makers are amazing! If you want to get one you gotta check out http://www.bestwafflemaker.org/. I relied on their reviews and picked up a really great waffle maker!

  5. Lucia says:

    I have teens and this was a BLAST! We all enjoyed this time together. I’m sure this will be a great memory!!!

  6. Julie Julie says:

    Lucia,
    I am glad you all had so much fun!! Thanks for sharing:)


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