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Fancy Waffles

October 01, 2014

The holidays can get pretty hectic, but that doesn’t mean you need to get stressed about breakfast. Whip up waffles ahead of time, freeze or refrigerate them, and wake up to the perfect “canvas” upon which to get creative. Here are 3 easy ways to perk up basic waffles that will have your friends and family asking for more. Now, who’s hungry for some breakfast?

To start, whip up a batch of waffles. Frozen waffles are fine too! If you make waffles ahead of time, I suggest freezing them in a Ziploc® brand bag. To defrost them, place the frozen waffles on the middle oven rack and bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees.

Chocolate and Lavender Waffles

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This one is super easy and super delicious: smear on a bit of chocolate hazelnut spread and top with a dollop of whipped cream. Then, sprinkle on a pinch of edible lavender. No need for syrup! Full Recipe Chocolate and Lavender Waffles

Caramelized Apples and Nuts Waffles

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Start by slicing the apples into thin wedges. Melt the butter over medium-low heat. Add the apples and stir to coat, then sprinkle with the sugar and pumpkin spice mix. Keep stirring until the apples turn golden brown. Remove from heat and pour over a waffle. Top with walnuts and pecans—and voila! Perfect caramelized apple waffles. Full Recipe Caramelized Apples and Nuts Waffles

Waffle Breakfast Sandwich

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This one requires a bit more stovetop prep. To start, cook up a few strips of bacon. I really love bacon, so I tend to make extra. Then, scramble up some eggs, using salt and pepper to taste. I also add shredded cheese to my scrambled eggs, just for fun. Waffle Breakfast Sandwich
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This is the fun part: break apart the waffle so you have a top and bottom. Spoon on your cheesy eggs and add strips of bacon. Top with the other half and you’re set! Full Recipe

Can you guess which is my favorite of these recipes? Why, the bacon one, of course!

Photography by Nathan Michael

Joanna Hawley