I like to serve these flavorful waffles when we have company because they add nice color to the table and look so elegant, yet they're so easy to prepare. Everyone raves about the unique rich vanilla sauce served over the warm waffles.
Our grandkids visit for a week at a time during school breaks and summer vacations. This recipe gives our morning meals some variety and gets the kids to eat nutritious oatmeal.—Lee Hill-Nelson, Waco, Texas
Cardamom has such a delicate flavor. I've been making coffee cakes with this interesting spice for years, and now I found a use for it in waffles. More often than not, my family will request these waffles instead of plain ones.—Ruth Andrewson, Leavenworth, Washington
I'VE HAD this recipe for years. It's economical to make, yet results in a delicious cookie.
At Christmastime, I invite my grandchildren to join me - it makes a simple baking experience for them. They especially like sprinkling the powdered sugar on top...and the taste-testing afterward!
-Pat Oviatt, Zimmerman, Minnesota
Pancake mix gives a jump-start to this hearty hurry-up breakfast from MarGenne Rowley of Oasis, Utah. "Including bacon and cheese in the waffle batter makes an all-in-one breakfast flavor," she assures. Freeze extras to reheat another day.
Pineapple and pecans are the "secret" ingredients that give these light waffles their fruity flavor and nice nutty crunch. It takes just minutes to mix up the batter, then bake in a waffle iron. Topped with colorful fresh fruit, these pretty waffles are perfect for serving anytime of the day. —Bev Uken
"This terrific blend provides the ease of a boxed pancake mix with the homemade goodness of light, fluffy pancakes and waffles made from scratch," says Deb Poitz of Fort Morgan, Colorado. It uses a terrific buttermilk powder (see box below right).
ON SATURDAYS, my mom and I always went shopping, but before we left, she made my favorite lunch, homemade waffles.
They were about 8 inches around and prepared in a grill set on top of the stove. Those waffles were so delicious!
-Florence Dean, Towson, Maryland