Grandma's Famous Waffles
Here is a recipe inspired by a visit with Grandma.
We recently took a quick trip to visit my husband’s grandmother who lives in South Georgia (and is the reigning chief chef in the family) and she made Grandma’s Famous Homemade Waffles for breakfast.
That got me thinking about how these days most of us probably don’t make homemade anything for breakfast. We grab some frozen boxed items, microwave them and feed everyone on the way out the door. I know I am guilty of that and sometimes I don’t feel too good about it, especially when 1-2 hours after breakfast the kids are complaining about how hungry they are and I know it is because they ate a quick fix no-work-for-me breakfast that morning.
So, I have decided to share with you a true family secret “Grandma’s Famous Waffle Recipe.” Yes, it is easy and convenient. Better yet, you can save the batter after you make it and store it in the refrigerator to use anytime (that makes this just as quick as nuking breakfast!)
Now at my house, we add all kinds of different things to amuse the taste buds of little people, although everybody loves them plain with just some syrup or butter. Adding chocolate chips and whip cream is a big favorite on special days at our house, but you can top them with just about anything including the fruit of your choice.
I hope you try this special family recipe and I hope it becomes a favorite at your house as well. It is easy, convenient, fills everyone up until lunchtime, and it may save you freezer space in the end.
Grandma’s Famous Waffles
¾ cup cooking oil
2 ½ cup milk
2 ½ cup self-rising flour
Combine cooking oil, eggs, and milk in mixer (Grandma uses a blender, that’s a secret). Mix or blend this very well, when you think you mixed it enough let it go a second longer (another secret).
Add flour, now this is a very important step, add your flour ½ cup at a time and mix well each time you add, do not get impatient and skip this step, things will not go as well if you do (this is yet another secret).
When batter is mixed, pour onto a hot waffle iron that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray and remove when light golden brown. Top with butter, syrup, or your favorite fruits.
If you decide to add anything to your mix - chocolate chips, pecans, etc. - you can add to each individual waffle and then you can make everyone what they like with just one mixture of batter.