Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Cinnamon Raisin Waffles with Chocolate

This past week, Nate has been begging me to make waffles for breakfast. I am not a morning person at all, so the thought of waking up extra early to make waffles is not high on my priority list, especially during the week. I bought frozen waffles to tide him over and promised I'd make homemade waffles over the weekend. So I did. I figured if I was going through all the steps to prepare homemade waffles I'd make them "out of this world" good. I made Cinnamon Raisin Waffles with Chocolate. Wow, were they fantastic and way better than Eggos! After taking one bite, I wondered whether I was eating breakfast or eating a decadent dessert. Seriously my taste buds were singing!

When I want to get all fancy with my waffle making, I typically throw in some chocolate chips or blueberries and call it a day. When I woke up this morning, for whatever reason, cinnamon raisin bread sounded so good. So I thought, humm, why not make cinnamon raisin waffles? That sounded super fancy in my book and Nate, who has been eating frozen waffles all week will think I'm the best. So while my waffle iron was heating, I made my batter (yes the boxed one where you just add water!) and added some raisins and cinnamon to it. As soon as the iron was hot I poured the batter and then added a drizzle of chocolate syrup. I closed the lid and waited for it to cook. The boys were changing into their ski clothes and hadn't even come into the kitchen yet. From the other room, Zachary yells "Mom what are you making for breakfast? It smells sooo good." Tyler chimes in and says "It smells like cinnamon." I yelled back to them "Im making homemade waffles, and not the frozen kind!" They were so pumped to hear that I was making waffles, especially Nate.

The boys were skiing today on mini skis so this was the perfect breakfast to give them the energy they needed. I put a pat of butter, an extra sprinkle of cinnamon and drizzled hot maple syrup over the top of their waffles. They were loving breakfast. It tasted like a cross between cinnamon raisin toast and chocolate chip waffles. Simply divine!

I made sure to make plenty of extra waffles for the next few days. God knows I'm never up early enough to make homemade waffles before school…but I can handle popping them in the toaster. Actually making an extra batch or two and freezing them is a great time saver in the morning…you can reheat them by nooking them in the microwave or putting them in the toaster to heat, just like you would frozen waffles.

If you are looking for a twist on waffles or looking to make fancy waffles, give this recipe a try. They make an excellent choice for a special breakfast or brunch. You and your family will love them. Salute to Cinnamon Raisin Waffles with Chocolate and making an extra batch!
Cinnamon Raisin Waffles with Chocolate
Butter, cinnamon and hot maple syrup make these waffles the perfect breakfast.
Just add cinnamon and raisins to your waffle batter
Then a drizzle of chocolate syrup
Cook for 5 minutes in your waffle iron
Make an extra batch and freeze
Cinnamon Raisin Waffles with Chocolate (Click to print recipe)

Preparation and cook time: 15 minutes

Makes 6 waffles

  • 2 cups pre made pancake/waffle mix from box
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon of good quality cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • chocolate syrup
  • maple syrup
  • butter
Heat your waffle maker. Meanwhile in a mixing bowl stir 2 cups pancake mix, water, oil, cinnamon and raisins. Mix until well blended. Spray your waffle maker with a non stick spray. Add batter to the hot waffle maker and drizzle chocolate syrup over the top. Close lid and heat for 5 minutes or so. Continue making until you have 6 waffles. Top with butter, sprinkle of cinnamon and hot maple syrup. *Make an extra batch and store in a plastic bag and freeze. When ready to make, reheat frozen waffles in the toaster or microwave.

Food Impressions:

Nate: "Thank you so much for making these awesome waffles. They were so good. Way better than frozen ones mom."

Tyler: "It smells so good and it really smells like cinnamon. I could eat 10 of these."

Zachary: "What I liked most about these waffles is that they taste like a dessert. I actually like these better than Holiday Valley's Waffle Hut!" 

Andrea: These waffles were outstanding. The cinnamon was the highlight but the raisins and chocolate were the perfect compliment. The butter and hot maple syrup gave it that over the top great taste. Perfect to freeze and perfect to serve on a special breakfast or brunch occasion.

1 comment:

  1. Penzey's brand cinnamon tastes the best! Not sure why but right when you open the bottle and smell the delicious scent, you know there is something special about this cinnamon.