Almost every single Sunday my husband’s family have a get together at my mother in law’s house for waffles, which we all call “Waffle Sunday,” and it’s awesome! The Grandkids (8 of them, all 8 and under) pair off with a cousin and go play, while the adults get to hang out, chat and relax (as much as they can with the noise and chaos of 8 kids under 8), and when the weather is nice like today, everyone will go outside and play lawn games– which I love! We have had a lot of get-togethers with all of my husbands family living in Mattawa for the past couple of years, but now everyone seems to be moving at the same time, I thought I would Blog this recipe for my family to have on hand, and to share, because it’s the best!
With all the get-together’s we’ve had on Sundays, we just keep coming back to this waffle recipe, because it’s loved by all 8 of our little picky eaters as well as the adults, it’s gluten free (my bro. in law can’t eat gluten), and it’s a quick and easy way to feed a big crowd.
My mother in law will make a massive batch of waffle batter, have two big waffle makers running, and put out a ton of different toppings like cream cheese and raspberry jam (a fave: try it!) Nutella, whipped cream and strawberries, peanut butter, syrup, and bananas foster. Sometimes she makes chocolate waffles, which are awesome– but not quite as awesome as CHURRO WAFFLES, which is definitely a new family fave!
Straight from the waffle-maker they are dipped in melted butter… Then coated in cinnamon and sugar. And that’s it. Pretty simple, and so heavenly!
I love how light, fluffy and crisp this waffle recipe is compared to a dense, box-mix kind. I won’t make any other! And it offsets the rich butter, cinnamon and sugar churro flavors so well. So, here it is:
2 c, EGF AP Flour
1 tsp xanthan gum
scant 1/4 c. sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 Tbsp baking powder
1 1/4 c. milk
1/2 c. oil
1/4 cup Cinnamon
1 cup Sugar
1 stick Melted Butter
Combine the flour, xanthan gum, sugar, salt and baking powder. In another bowl, mix the eggs, milk and oil. Add dry mixture to egg mixture and beat well.
Bake in a hot waffle iron.
Combine the cinnamon and sugar in a dish. Dip the waffle into the melted butter, then coat in the cinnamon and sugar.