Waffle Waffle Waffles

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When I was a little girl, I lived with my dad and some nights he would have to work late. No matter how late it was, he would come into my room and whisper in my ear, "Waffle waffle waffle!" I'd wake up and we'd go into the kitchen, where he'd make these waffles. It was an absolutely magical time for me - in the kitchen with my dad, eating waffles and talking about our day. 

Dad is a no-frills cook. His waffle recipe was to mix together pancake mix from the box with a can of creamed corn. Needless to say I've dressed up Dad's recipe a bit, but nothing can beat the magic of him saying, "Waffle waffle waffle." 

Waffle Waffle Waffles

Ingredients

    - 2 cups all-purpose flour - 1 tablespoon baking soda - 1 tablespoon sugar - 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon - 2 large eggs - 1 1/2 cups creamed corn (a little less than one 14.75-ounce can) - 1 1/2 cups buttermilk - 12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) butter, melted - 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract - Serving suggestion: Warm maple syrup

Instructions

    1. Follow the manufacturer's directions for greasing and pre-heating the waffle iron. If you want to hold the waffles, preheat the oven to 200˚F and put a cooling rack placed over a baking sheet in the oven. (Putting the waffles in the warm oven makes them nice and crispy - just the way I like them!) 1. Combine the flour, baking soda, sugar, and cinnamon in a large bowl and whisk to blend. 1. Lightly beat the eggs in another bowl. Add the corn and buttermilk and blend well. Stir in the butter and vanilla. Pour into the flour mixture and mix well. 1. Cook the waffles according to the waffle maker directions. 1. Serve the waffles immediately as you make them, or keep them warm in the oven to serve all at once. Serve with warm maple syrup.

      Variation: Add 1 cup chopped cooked bacon and 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese to the batter and garnish with chopped green onions or chives.
    "Dad is a no-frills cook. His waffle recipe was to mix together pancake mix from the box with a can of creamed corn." - Carrie