Waffle Cakes!

by courtneyanddaniel

Sorry, it’s been a while.  When I’m not cooking, I’m looking for a job.  You can hire me!  I’m an awesome nonprofit professional!

Unemployment does lead to creativity, however.  I’m always looking for ways to save money: eating all the foods out of the cabinet before buying new stuff that we actually like eating, saving electricity, looking for ways to cook while using less electricity.

This is one of those clean-out-the-cabinet-and-use-less-electricity recipes.  What I really want is chocolate chip cookies.  These aren’t them, but it definitely uses much less sugar and electricity than cookies.

Waffle cakes.  We make them in the Cuisinart Sandwich Grill  and call them waffle cakes.  Not like a waffle.  Not like a cake.  Especially not a sandwich.

Here’s what you need.

In bowl one, whisk (saves you from sifting!) together:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 t salt
  • 4 t baking powder
  • 2 T sugar

In bowl two, whisk together:

  • 1/3 c butter, melted (this is about 5 1/3 tablespoons on the wrapper)
  • 1 1/2 c milk (or a moo-milk, almond milk combination)
  • 1 T vanilla
  • 2 eggs, beaten

Spoon into sandwich grill and cook for one cycle.

If you’d prefer them to be chocolate, add to the dry mixture:

  • 2 T cocoa
  • 2 T sugar

Then fold in about 3/4 cup of chocolate chips.

They’re great whenever.  Breakfast, snacks, dessert.  Be creative!