Hi everyone! My name is Jenny and I blog over at Honey and Birch where I share easy recipes and “from scratch” cooking. Occasionally, a craft is thrown in to change it up. Today, I am very excited to share with you an easy and delicious recipe for Strawberry Waffles with Strawberry Whipped Cream.
When I hear the word “spring” one of the first things I think of are strawberries. I always know spring is on its way when I go grocery shopping and there are piles of strawberries for sale. It’s almost as if the stores want to get you excited too. I also have some wild strawberries that grow in my yard. When they start to pop up, I know spring is here.
If you’re like me, you probably start buying strawberries the moment they are seasonably available. I could eat them with anything, but lately I have been finding new ways to add them to my diet. One such way is in waffles.
Making your own waffles at home is a great way to add a little excitement to your morning routine and is easier than you think. Traditional breakfast like eggs/sausage and milk and cereal are great but they can get pretty boring. Change it up today with my easy recipe.
What makes my recipe so easy is the use of the blender. You use it to mix up all of the ingredients and then you can pour right from the blender. It makes making waffles a snap!
- If your blender starts to give you trouble when mixing the dry ingredients with the wet, pour it all into a bowl and mix by hand. Better to do an extra step than to break your blender and not all blenders are able to handle the consistency of this batter.
- Pre-heat your waffle iron. I cannot stress enough how important this is. After its pre-heated, spray it with nonstick spray and make sure you get the top and bottom panels. You will thank me later when you’re not spending time trying to de-stick waffle chunks from your waffle iron.
- Use a fork AND a spatula to remove the waffles. Utilize both hands at the same time and you should be able to easily pop the waffles out of your waffle iron.
Once you have cooked up your waffles, serve them with a dusting of powdered sugar and a nice dollop of homemade strawberry whipped cream. Breakfast will never be the same. 😉
Strawberry Waffles with Homemade Strawberry Whipped Cream
- 2 cups strawberry quarters
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups flour
- 1 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup butter melted
- 2 tablespoons white sugar
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Strawberry Whipped Cream
- 1 pint heavy cream
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 tablespoon strawberry puree
Preheat your waffle maker according to its instruction manual. While it is heating, prepare your batter.
Add 1 cup of strawberries to your blender. Puree until smooth and liquid. *If making strawberry whipped cream, remove 1 tablespoon of strawberry puree and set aside.
Add the eggs, butter, milk, and vanilla extract to the strawberries and blend until smooth. Add 1/2 the flour, sugar, salt and baking powder and blend until smooth. Add the remaining flour and blend until well mixed. Remove the lid and stir in the remaining 1 cup of strawberries.
When your waffle maker is preheated, spray with cooking spray and begin making your waffles. Pour the batter into one corner and smooth into the other corners with a heat resistant spatula. Cook according to your waffle maker general instructions. I set mine to medium and it took 6-7 minutes until the steam was coming out the sides of the waffle maker. Remove waffles from waffle maker and set aside. Repeat until all waffles are made.
To make the strawberry whipped cream, combine the heavy cream, powdered sugar and reserved strawberry puree in a stand mixer and whisk until well combined and the mixture is smooth. You can also whisk by hand.