Moving 3,735 miles 2 weeks before Christmas meant that my list for Santa was short this year, but on my list was a Belgian Waffle maker. Now I’ll admit that I made this request having ZERO waffle making experience unless dropping some frozen waffles into the toaster counts. But when I saw my brand new, Cuisinart waffle maker under the tree, I knew I’d be eating way “too many” carbs and enough waffles to make my heart content.
We’re almost 4 weeks into the year, and while I haven’t exactly stuck to my “diet goals,” I have made waffles EVERY WEEKEND. So far, I’ve made a lot of spontaneous pre-mixed waffles, specifically: Kodiak Cake Waffles, Aunt Jemima Original, and Krusteaz Light & Crispy Belgian Waffle (the last one is my favorite).
I’ve also made the fluffy waffle recipe from Grace & Good Eats (fantastic btw). You can find the link to that recipe right HERE: https://www.graceandgoodeats.com/fluffy-waffle-recipe/
So far this year, I’ve made strawberry chocolate chip waffles and several versions of cinnamon-sugar waffles BUT today’s Peanut butter & Jelly waffles were the biggest waffle hit yet.
I’m going to drop that recipe here for you: Try it! They’re super TASTY! I used:
- 3 Cups of Krusteaz Light & Crispy Belgian Waffle Mix
- 2 Large Eggs
- 1 1/2 Cups of Water
- 2/3 Cup of Creamy Peanut Butter
- 1/2 to 1 Cup of Jelly/Jam (Warmed)
- Non-stick Cooking Spray
- Toppings of choice: Powdered Sugar/PB/Banana/Nuts
- Mix the Krusteaz, eggs, water, and peanut butter together.
- Warm the jelly/jam into the microwave and warm for 20-30 seconds. It’s ok if it’s still a little chunky (in my opinion, a few jelly/jam chunks are super nice).
- Add the warmed jelly/jam to the waffle mix and stir until combined.
- Drop up to 2/3c of waffle batter into your waffle maker (sprayed with nonstick cooking spray) and cook to your desired crispiness (I like 4).
- Top with more peanut butter, jelly, powdered sugar, banana, or berries and syrup (or honey for a Low GI syrup substitute).
- And enjoy!
A few notes:
A few notes:
- You can make this with a different waffle mix or even a homemade waffle, just skip the oil.
- If you’re not into jelly, you can add some mashed banana, but you’ll need to reduce the liquid by at least 1/4c.