I could do waffles all day long. There is something so wonderfully charming and hearty about them, don’t you think. Every time I make a batch of waffles it is guaranteed my family will pop out from wherever they hide their little selves and gather about. Waffles=family ❤️. It’s a recipe for success every time.
These waffles are a bit on the non-traditional side in a great way. Because I make waffles so often, and they are full of carbs and sugar, I try to whip up different versions with a little more gumption to them whenever I can. Recipes with extra nutrition, less sugar, or waffles that act as bases for healthier fruit toppings are my faves.
Cornmeal, Greek yogurt, and coconut oil are unusual ingredients in this batch of waffles. Oh, and subbing out honey for the sugar is something I do with all my waffle recipes. Do you do this? Try it on almost every single recipe, not just waffles, and I’ll bet your family will get used to it and not even notice the lack of refined sugar. Pinky promise.
Is this the time where I risk sounding strange and admit that I really, really like the mess that waffle making makes? I do. And I make a mess! Somehow I always end up with batter out of the iron and onto the counter around it. Every time. I even grin a bit when it squishes out of the sides and drips onto the counter.
That, my friends, is a good morning. Coffee in hand and waffle squishing. Add in a family member chatting your ear off (anyone with a 17 year old daughter that can relate? Heck, any age daughter… yes?) and I’m done. See you next week, I won’t be moving at all today.
These waffles are not sweet at all. You could add a bit more sugar, if you like. Why though? These waffles are perfect for a topping of sweet fruit, honey, or real maple syrup. The texture and heartiness of the waffles is a perfect pairing with sweet topping and whipped cream. It’s heaven.
This blackberry whiskey sauce is amazing. I use it often for all sorts of recipes. Often, I add a shot of Worcestershire sauce to the mix to give it a bit more depth. For these waffles, skip that part to keep the sauce nice and sweet.
I know… Worcestershire sauce is the strangest thing. But, it works!
I sure hope you find time this week to pull out the waffle iron, grab a family member and cup of coffee, and watch batter squish out of the sides together. When you do, smile a bit in your heart thinking of me.
Can I suggest trying this recipe? But, I’m not offended in the least if you stick with a packaged waffle mix. Whatever gives you a few moments of simplicity and family time this week is exactly the right thing. Perfect.
Blackberry Whiskey Sauce
- 6 oz blackberries washed
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce skip this for waffle or ice cream topping
- 4 tablespoons whiskey
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1 tablespoon water
- Put blackberries, Worcestershire sauce, whiskey, and sugar in a small, heavy saucepan on med-high heat. Bring to a boil.
- Turn heat down and gently boil, stirring occasionally, for 8 minutes.
- Meanwhile, mix cornstarch and water together to form a paste.
- After the blackberries have boiled for 8 minutes, add the cornstarch paste and stir well.
- Continue stirring and boiling for about 30 seconds or until thick.
- Remove from heat and serve.