Waffles are one of the few foods my family can all agree on. They are tasty, satisfying, and everyone can put as much of their favorite toppings on as they please. Well, within reason, my son would drink maple syrup straight from the bottle if I let him. A waffle bar is a great way to to share a meal with your favorite people. Waffles are excellent for breakfast, brunch, and even dinner. I’m excited to share with you some of our favorite toppings and an awesome and easy waffle recipe so you can plan your own waffle bar menu for your special someones.
Waffles and pancakes are so easy to make, if you’ve been using a mix you may never go back after making them from scratch. I find mixes have too much baking powder or soda in them and the resulting waffle has a odd taste. The waffle recipe I use most often is so simple, it uses vegetable oil as the fat so you don’t even have to bother with melting butter.
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 3/4 cups milk
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat your waffle iron, making the batter won’t take long! If you don’t have a waffle iron this recipe works just find for pancakes.
In a large bowl whisk the eggs together. Then whisk in the milk, vegetable oil, and vanilla until combined. Add in the flour, baking powder, and salt, whisk until there are just a few lumps.
You’re ready to make your waffles! I like to set my oven temp to warm (about 170 degrees F) and keep the waffles in there if we’re eating at the same time. They do lose some of their crispiness, so if you prefer them that way you may want to serve them right away.
There are so many different toppings you can use for your waffles. Have you ever had fried chicken and waffles? It’s AMAZING. Typically we stick to fruit for our waffles, I’ve seen some people use chocolates and candies but I feel that with the maple syrup waffles end up being sweet enough.
Here are a few of our favorite waffle toppings:
- real maple syrup
- whipped cream
- fruit syrups
- diced strawberries
- sliced bananas
- diced fresh pineapple
- dried unsweetened coconut
When I’m making waffles for my family I usually don’t do up a fancy table, but if it’s a special occasion or you’re having guests over for brunch, all you need to take your table from drab to fab are a few little props. A vase of fresh flowers is an easy addition that adds a pop of life and color to any tablescape. If you’re serving up fruit as a topping you can even just add these in some simple white bowls.
You don’t have to spend a lot on a fancy bouquet, just get a small bouquet from your local grocery or corner store of whatever flowers are seasonal and put them in a cute jar or pitcher.
I hope you found some inspiration for your own waffle bar menu and design, if you have any questions please leave me a comment below!
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