Hello and happy Sunday! I’m so excited to share this recipe with you but also sad that the weekend is coming to an end. 🙁 Regardless, we have one more day to relax and enjoy the weekend and what a better way to do that than with some Sunday waffles?! I really enjoy getting up on a Sunday and making something wonderful for a special breakfast. These waffles will make a great brunch by themselves or as an addition to a breakfast table. Plus, if there’s leftovers, your Monday morning will be even better!
What I love the most about this recipe is how light the waffles turn out, because let’s be honest, waffles that are dense and heavy, can leave you feeling sluggish for the rest of the day. The trick with this recipe, is to add whipped egg whites to the batter. This step guarantees that they’ll turn out light as air and ready to be topped with your favorite fruits, whipped cream or my personal favorite, butter and honey. Ugh. so good!
Sunday waffles are also great for hosting a brunch with friends and family. Waffles are such a crowd pleaser and these are easy to keep warm in an oven or warming tray until you’re ready to eat. You can also use these as a base for various egg dishes, like a benedict, as the waffles are not over sweet. or maybe chicken in waffles?! (Give me a break, I live in the south…) but doesn’t that sound good?! I think so.
And finally, if you’re not into topping your waffles with various savory things, there are many variations to this waffle batter. You can add various seeds (like poppy seeds) and citrus rinds, and once your waffles are ready, top them with lemon curd and raspberries, or you can also add mashed bananas to your waffle batter and top them with caramelized bananas and pecans, or what about finely chopped green onions and some cheddar cheese!? The ideas are endless and your Sunday will start in the best way.
I hope you’re excited to bust out your waffle maker and give this recipe a try! Savory or sweet, these waffles will make any weekend just that much better.
Sunday Waffles with Honey and Vanilla whipped cream
- 2 cups of all purpose flour
- 2 cups of milk
- 2 eggs separated
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp almond extract
- 1 stick unsalted butter melted plus additional for the iron
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tbsp sugar
- Pinch of salt
Honey Vanilla whipped cream
- 1 cup whipping cream
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 tbsp. local honey
- Mixed berries for topping
Preheat the waffle iron. Set the berries aside. Whisk the milk, egg yolks, vanilla, almond extract and melted butter together in a large mixing bowl, then stir the flour, sugar, baking soda and pinch of salt, working the batter until smooth.
Whip the egg whites with a whisk or handheld mixer until they hold a stiff peak. With a rubber spatula, fold half of the whites into the batter, then fold in the remaining half.
To make the honey vanilla whipped cream, whip all its ingredients in a stand mixer until soft peaks form and once ready, place it in a medium bowl.
Open the waffle iron and spray both sides with non-stick spray. I own a Cuisinart waffle iron, and usually let them in until the light turns green twice. Heat your oven to 200 degrees F, and place finished waffles in the warm oven. Turn off the oven, to keep them warm but so that the heat wont continue to cook the waffles.
Serve waffles topped with a dollop (or two!) of honey vanilla whipped cream, berries and additional honey. I dust mine with a bit of icing sugar too.