Becky’s Waffles

One thing I love about running races is the night before. Sure, I get excited like a 8 year old on Christmas Eve, but I love it for other reasons. Like, the carb load. During running season I like to carb cycle throughout the week. It helps me lean out and when I coincide my long runs with my more carb-ish days it helps me trim down and get faster. But, that’s a post for another day.

But, the night before I do look forward to my carb load meal. I try to keep it fairly light and non-greasy. But, over the past couple of years I have a few go to dishes I like before races. Pancakes, pasta with marinara sauce (absolutely love this one), potatoes with broccoli and cereal. Since I am running my first race in 2014 and first since Thanksgiving tomorrow morning I wanted to have something that I haven’t had for a while and that was just simply … good.

Well, my friend Becca has been on this waffle kick of late. She got a Bella Waffle maker for Christmas and now she makes waffles pretty much everyday (as far as I know she is not pregnant). I doubled with her and her husband on New Years Day and she made brownie waffles for dessert. Divine. But, clearly she has a problem. A delicious, delicious problem.

See, the thing is, as much as Becca loves waffles she doesn’t just go for any kind of waffle. She’s not a waffle slut, I guess I’m saying? She has to make them from scratch. She has a basic, simple and delicious recipe that she follows. And, since tonight’s dinner was my carb load I thought I would give them a try. And, I was not disappointed in the least.

The waffles turned out golden, crisp and delicious. I added a little ‘I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter’ spray and sugar-free maple syrup on it and pretty much was in heaven. Since I am in the business of sharing, here’s her recipe. Simple and easy. Enjoy.

Combine 1 3/4 cup of flour, Tbsp. of sugar, Tbsp. (heaping) of baking powder and 1/2 tsp. of salt into a large mixing bowl. Shift dry ingredients well.
In another bowl combine three eggs, 1/2 butter (melted) and 1 1/2 cups of milk and mix well.
Make a crater in your dry ingredients and then pour the wet ingredients in the cavity. Stir ingredients together well working out any lumps, etc.
Pour batter into the iron and follow waffle iron instructions to prepare waffles.
Prepare waffle as desired and make sure to dress them up well for their needed Instagram picture.

Becky’s Waffles

Ingredients – Makes four large waffles

1 3/4 c., flour

1 Tbsp., sugar

1 Tbsp., baking powder (heaping)

1/2 tsp., salt

3, eggs

1/2 c., butter

1 1/2 c., milk

Mix dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder and salt) into a large mixing bowl. Shift well.

Combine wet ingredients (eggs, milk, butter) and mix well.

Make a crater in the dry ingredients and then pour wet ingredients in cavity. Mix batter well, working out all lumps.

Pour batter into a waffle iron and prepare waffles as directed.



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