There is no better smell to wake up to in the morning than brown butter sizzling away on the stove.
The second best smell would certainly have to be the aroma of waffles cooking.
Third place? Coffee. Definitely coffee.
The good news is that these waffles combine all three! Brown butter is stirred into the waffle batter, creating an awesome depth of flavor, and coffee works perfectly too – on the side 😉
Being able to make breakfast in the morning is one of my favorite things about summer. No more rushed cereals or muffin halves; I actually have the time to COOK something and eat it leisurely. Just not when I have morning gymnastics practice….
Speaking of gymnastics, after taking two weeks off and coming back this week, I seriously can’t move. First was 7:00 a.m. running practice on Monday (Lets just say I’m not a runner…), then three days in a row of practice getting progressively sorer and sorer. Luckily, I have a few days to recover, which is good because I still can’t really move my arms and legs. Ice is currently my best friend.
I’ve also been spending a lot of time sewing a dress! I bought the fabric in NYC a few weeks ago when I was taking the jewelry class at FIT and spent a bunch of time in the garment district. It’s almost done, but I still need to attach a few buttons to hold up the back (minor detail). Still, here’s the work-in-progress picture:
Do any of you guys like to sew? Or is making waffles more your thing?
THANKS TO MY SISTER JODIE FOR CLEANING UP THE MESS!! Much appreciated 🙂
Whole Wheat Brown Butter Waffles with Blueberries
Adapted from Natasha’s Kitchen
Makes 8 waffles
1 cup of whole wheat pastry flour
2 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
1 large egg
3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons of milk
1/4 cup of brown butter
½ tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup fresh blueberries
Nonstick spray, for the waffle maker
Preheat the wafflemaker. Meanwhile, start the batter.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
In a separate bowl, whisk the egg until frothy, about 30 seconds. Gradually stir in the milk, then the brown butter. Add the dry ingredients to the bowl of wet ingredients and stir until just combined.
Pour enough batter just to cover each section of the wafflemaker. Sprinkle blueberries on top, then close the maker and cook until the waffles are golden brown. Serve with whipped cream, syrup, and more fresh blueberries for the fruit lovers. Enjoy!