Waffles: Good Eats!


On Thursdays, I have to work from 11am to 9pm. Not the best scenario. In an effort to make Thursdays a little better, Quinn (who works from home) and I usually eat waffles before I leave for work. A bit of a confession – we usualy make Bisquick waffles. Today, we had a slight variation of the traditional recipe by making Alton Brown’s waffles. Our only variation was to use AP flour instead of whole wheat. Oh, we did throw in some pecans for me.

Using a “real” recipe versus a baking mix recipe really doesn’t take much extra time or effort. And, the payoff in taste is a good reward for such a small amount of work. The waffles were near perfection in the consistency department. Light and buttery, and beautifully browned. Our Bisquick waffles just looked heavy and dense. And not in a good way.

So, the moral of the story is: Make your own waffles if at all possible. You’ll be glad you did.

AB also has a chocolate version of these that we must try, hopefully sooner rather than later. I’ve never had chocolate waffles, but how could they not be good? But, I am wondering… do you use chocolate syrup for these?

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  1. peabody August 18, 2006 Reply

    It really doesn’t take the much longer on many things to make it from scratch. I wish more people would realize that. Homemade waffles are definately better than Bisquick.

  2. Claire August 18, 2006 Reply

    I honestly don’t know if I’ve ever had waffles from a mix. I have had pancakes from a mix but they are no good. My dad always made homemade waffles and pancakes, so I guess I’m a food snob when it comes to those two. There is just no comparison…and it’s not hard to do!

  3. rachel August 19, 2006 Reply

    Yum! Maybe serve the chocolate ones with golden syrup?

  4. Ellie August 20, 2006 Reply

    Oooo, waffles…I can’t contribute anything to this post as I don’t have a waffle iron myself, but the picture plus your description are making me crave the goodness ever so much more…

  5. Natalia August 20, 2006 Reply

    I’ve never met an Alton Brown recipe I didn’t like. And having just discovered a waffle iron buried in a cupboard, I’ll have to try these. They look delicious!

  6. Ivonne August 20, 2006 Reply

    Those are gorgeous!

  7. jenjen August 22, 2006 Reply

    those waffles look super dreamy!

  8. Grace July 27, 2009 Reply

    I just want to say, I love your site! And I tried this recipe, and its fantastic! Also, if you add some cinnamon to the batter, they’re pretty amazing. You are right though, they are quick, easy, and SO MUCH BETTER than the mixes!

    PS. We also tried adding some cocoa powder and chocolate chips instead of cinnamon – delicious!

  9. Susan L January 10, 2014 Reply

    For chocolate waffles, you MUST use chocolate gravy… it’s a southern thing, usually served on biscuits

    • Susan L January 11, 2014 Reply

      I found the recipe for Chocolate gravy, but for the life of me can’t tell you where it came from…

      Chocolate Gravy 2 1/4 cup sugar 3/4 cup flour 1/2 cup cocoa pinch salt 1 can (12-ounce) evaporated milk 1 1/2 cup water (I fill the milk can with water) 3 cups milk 1-2 Tbs. butter 1 tsp. vanilla In a large saucepan, combine sugar, flour, cocoa and salt. Whisk the dry ingredients together until well smooth and well combined. Combine evaporated milk, water and milk and pour over the dry ingredients. Heat over medium heat and stir occasionally with a spoon (do not use a whisk as it adds too much air), ensuring the mixture doesn’t burn on the bottom. Heat until mixture boils. Once mixture boils, remove from heat and add butter and vanilla and stir well. Serve over fresh, warm biscuits. Also delicious to as a for dip strawberries or bananas.

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        Jennifer McHenry January 11, 2014 Reply

        Thanks, Susan! I grew up in the South, so I am a big fan of chocolate gravy. I haven’t made it in ages! Your recipe is a bit different than the one I have. I’ll have to give it a try!

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