Happy New Year everyone! I predict that 2015 will be a great one! This year, I resolve to be more organized. To start, I tackled my fridge. During the holidays I had so much going on that many things went bad. I hate that!
Fortunately though, some things still had a few days until their expiration date, such as 2 half gallons of Eggnog. I always buy a ton of that stuff at the beginning of December only to realize that my dear husband had already dissolved of all of the rum as I am ready to serve it. Needless to say, the two gallons sat patiently in my fridge waiting to be used.
So, in an effort to become more organized, I made about three batches of these waffles to freeze for school morning breakfasts. Once baked, the waffles only have a slight eggnog/spicy flavor but are perfectly moist and fluffy…just as they would be if I were using buttermilk. To reheat in the mornings, I simply throw them under the broiler (still frozen) and heat them up for about 3 minutes on each side. Of course the time is all dependent on your oven, so keep an eye on them!
What are your resolutions for 2015?
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 cups eggnog
- 2 egg whites
- non-stick cooking spray
Begin heating up your waffle iron.
In a large bowl, combine all purpose flour, baking soda, sugar, and salt. Whisk to combine.
Create a well in the middle of the flour.
In the center of the well, add eggnog, egg, butter, and vanilla.
Mix all ingredients in the bowl together until smooth.
In a separate bowl, beat egg whites until stiff.
Gently fold egg whites into batter.
Spray hot waffle iron with non stick cooking spray.
Carefully pour ½-3/4 cup batter into waffle iron.
Cook until brown, about 4-5 minutes each, depending on your waffle iron.
Serve immediately or freeze and reheat when desired.