If you have friends or family visiting for the holiday season, then I know you feel like you have to entertain them in some shape or form. Everyone entertains and shows love in different ways. And for those of you that don't know me super well yet, I am an introvert. I'm not a super social person at all and it usually takes me a while to bond with people. But one of the ways I show appreciation and love is through baking or cooking.
My friends at Organic Valley sent me some of their seasonal Organic Eggnog and it is delicious. So, I made Eggnog Waffles! This recipe can be made ahead of time, I made them the night before, stuck the batter in the fridge and then just pulled it out when I turned on the waffle iron. These can be made for breakfast or a leisurely brunch (if that's a thing during your holiday season, it is certainly not during mine :)!
I served these with maple syrup and some fresh banana slices.
284 grams (2 1/4 cups) organic all purpose flour
28 grams (2 tablespoons) organic cane sugar
1 teaspoon fine sea salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon organic ground vanilla bean
1/4 teaspoon organic cloves
1/4 teaspoon organic nutmeg
2 1/2 sticks organic salted butter
1 1/2 cups organic eggnog (like Organic Valley)
4 organic large eggs
In a large bowl, add the flour, cane sugar, sea salt, baking powder, vanilla bean, cloves, and nutmeg and whisk together.
In a small saucepan, add the butter and put over medium heat. As soon as the butter is melted, remove from heat.
Add the eggnog, eggs, and melted butter to the flour mixture and whisk until a smooth batter forms. This is where you can just cover the bowl with plastic wrap and stick in the fridge for the next morning, or you can make the waffles now. Just let the batter come to room temperature before adding to waffle iron so it can spread out evenly.
Preheat your waffle iron and use 1/2 cup batter per waffle. Cook for 2 to 4 minutes, or follow the directions for your waffle iron.
Serve with bananas slices and maple syrup.
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