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The Light Beer Waffle

Light beer is not my thing but finally I have one more beercake recipe for you light beer lovers.  It’s just as easy as dark beer and Guinness pancakes…maybe easier then winocakes but no matter if you like light beer I suppose it deserves it’s own little recipe.  I make things and say…it’s all for the blog.  I only blog for my readers and only make weird combinations of pancakes…for the readers…

Light beer and dark beer is like asking people if they like vanilla or chocolate ice cream then when giving a recipe just saying oh sub either or…they should both be equal…I guess.

So that is that.  These are rather simple (duh), I’m just bringing your attention to the fact that well…they do exist.  (As most of my recipes are…)

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Light Beer Waffle

2/3 cup flour

1 egg

1tsp baking powder

6 ounces light beer (for some reason all I had at the time was bud light lime…so that’s that).  I guess they can be nicknamed the budlight waffles.

So there for you light beer fans who want a nice flavor boost.   I’m thinking next time you could add more mix ins.  The beer makes the pancakes more moist (as opposed to just adding water) and the taste isn’t strong or overpowering.  They are nice light and airy daytime boozy brunch cake.  I’m thinking next time I might add actual lime and see where that takes it.

Question for you: Favorite light beer?

I guess mine would be bud light lime but I blame that on one of my housemates from college really liking bud light.

Wineocakes

Okay don’t get your panties in a bunch.  After last week’s Guinness Pancakes those who did not like Guinness (weird) asked if there were any alternatives.  Did you ask that at college ragers too?  Of course there are alternatives to beer.  I’ll probably spend the next couple of weeks experimenting with my inner alchi.  (YAY for being 21). 

Why not make a winocake (winowaffle?).

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To be quite honest, I enjoy wine but I don’t drink a lot of it.  I still would rather have a bottle of beer but if someone is offering wine at a nice get together I usually won’t turn it down.  That is why this week is for all you wine lovers a nice delectable wine pancake.  I’m guessing you might want to make this for a brunch or a nice breakfast with the girls but you never know. 

2/3 cup flour

¼ cup dark cocoa powder (I used hershey’s dark cocoa)

1 egg

1 cup red wine

1 tsp baking powder

¼ cup sweetener (I used stevia)

1 tsp vanilla extract

For the glaze:

1/4 cup red wine

1 tablespoon melted butter

1/4 cup sweetener (less if you like bitter…more if you don’t)

1 tsp vanilla extra

Mix and pour over

Here is the thing.  The wine will not fully cook out.  You won’t get tipsy but as always I don’t recommend using this as a 6am breakfast…unless you really want too.  It would be great with the girls for a brunch and I fully plan on it…just next time I actually have friends over ha.

I tried to get the foodie design just perfect.

I tried to get the foodie design just perfect.

I almost forgot to tell you, that I had some friends over for a wino pancake breakfast party who quite enjoyed them.  I really enjoyed these a lot more than I thought I would, although I like wine (still not as much as Guinness LOL).

Questions for you: Are you a wineo? 

Carrot Cake Waffle

I know a few people love carrots in the blogging world…I enjoy them…in my cake.  Or in this case, in my waffle.  I created the carrot cake waffle last year as a way to get more vegetables without sautéing an entire container of kale and being bloated all night. Plus the more orange, the more tan and maybe I can look like a giant dorito by solely eating orange food.

A lot has changed since I posted a carrot cake waffle recipe (including my taste buds) so I thought I would do a bit of updating on the recipe front as well.

Carrot cake waffle with yoplait carrot cake yogurt..isn't life fun?

Carrot cake waffle with yoplait carrot cake yogurt..isn’t life fun?

Ingredients:

2/3 cup flour
1 egg
1 tablespoon oil
1 tsp baking powder
¼ cup Stevia
¾ cup milk

Then add the mix ins:

1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tablespoon brown sugar
¼ cup shredded carrot
¼ cup raisins

Directions: Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients.  Stir and then add the mix ins.

The more I think of carrot cake-the more I think of Spring and warm.  Which if you know me…I can never get enough of seriously. One day I’m going to figure out that way people make recipes interesting posts to blog about…I don’t have any stories related to carrot cake…do you?

Pineapple Upside Down Waffle

One of my favorite fruits is pineapple.  I know a few weeks ago I said strawberry…but come on…how can you hate on pineapple?  With that being said pineapple upside down cake is another favorite cake of mine (besides lemon cake).  Okay so fruity trends have always been a sort of theme of mine clearly.

Pineapple Upside Down Waffles

Here is the thing…it doesn’t take a lot to make these.  Some pineapple…some whip cream and you are golden.  (or yogurt if you would rather).  Then after thinking, I thought to up the tropical theme and add coconut too. 

Ingredients:

½ cup flour

½ cup pineapple chunks

1 egg

1 tablespoon baking powder

¼ cup sweetener (or how much you like)

¼ cup shredded coconut

Water/milk to consistency (or even pineapple juice)

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Mix dry ingredients to wet and then add shredded coconut and pineapple.  Pour into griddle.  Top with yogurt or whip cream.

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Golden.

Literally. 

Question for you: What is your favorite fruity dessert?

Chunkless Strawberry Pancakes

Sometimes I think of cool fun things that seem weirder when I post them.  Blending a cup of strawberries and making hot pink pancakes could be one of them.  Oh well, they came out really well and strawberries were evenly distributed…so how can you really go wrong?

Bring in: Chunkless strawberry pancakes

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I won’t lie, I also enjoy the berryful pancakes that are just normal pancakes with strawberries thrown in but these seemed fun.

½ cup pureed strawberries

½ cup flour

1 egg

1 tablespoon baking powder

½-1 cup milk

Mix and add on the griddle.  I ended up topping mine with vanilla yogurt because I like the flavor addition.   I’m sure you could do this with blueberries, raspberries, boysenberries…whatever.  I think it switches it up instead of having fruity pancakes.  Plus who doesn’t love oddly colored foods?

The second time were more pink!

The second time were more pink!

Question for you: What is the most oddly colored food you have ever eaten?

Dark Orange Pancakes

If you followed my blog about a year ago, you’ll know my obsession with dark chocolate orange pancakes.  Well my friends…that obsession is back with no shame at all.  I just think something about the chocolate and the orange tanginess is like a mini miracle worker.

Dark orange pancakes

½ cup flour

¼ cup dark chocolate powder

1 egg

½-1 cup water depending on your consistency

1 tablespoon orange extract

1 tablespoon grated orange peel

1 tablespoon baking powder

*I don’t add ANY sweetener to this because I like it that way…if you aren’t into tart things you might want too.

Mix dry ingredients to wet ingredients then finally add the orange peel LAST.  Mix and pour on the griddle.

topped with greek yogurt because that is what I was feeling.

topped with greek yogurt because that is what I was feeling.

So that is that.  I highly recommend them and the effort to grate an orange peel is worth it.

Question for you: Fill in the blank: Chocolate+__________=my favorite. 

Ham and Cheese Waffle

If you are like my family (which is highly unlikely) you have a spiral ham for New Years.  I personally love ham (another reason I couldn’t be a vegetarian).  It occurred to me that I’ve never made a savory ham and cheese waffle, though I’ve done bacon…so why not do ham too.  (but not spam).

Ingredients:  (for one person)

1 cup shredded ham (that is about what I took anyways)

½ cup cheese (I chose cheddar but there are many options here)

½ cup flour

1 egg

1 tsp baking powder

1 tablespoon oil

½-1 cup milk or water depending on what you like

Spices I added: cinnamon

Directions:

  1. Mix wet ingredients together then stir in oil.
  2. Add in dry ingredients and mix well adding more water/milk if necessary.
  3. Last add the ham and cheese.
  4. Add to waffle maker or cook on griddle.

 

topped with greek yogurt

topped with greek yogurt

I know that probably sounds pretty ham+cinnamon but in my house we use a ham glaze which is sweet and paired with savory ham is actually quite good.  I do enjoy savory waffles personally.

After having breakfast with Shannon last week, I thought about a ham and pineapple (ie:Hawaiian combination) that will be coming to you guys shortly.

Question for you:

  1. 1.       What is your favorite pancake combination?
  2. 2.       What do you have for New Year’s Dinner? 
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