Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Cabin Waffles (DIY Waffle Mix)


Last week we packed up the pugs and some warm clothes and headed to a little cabin in the mountains for a pre-Christmas-Christmas. Gifts were exchanged, naps were taken, and most importantly, waffles were made. It's become our tradition to always have waffles for breakfast during our cabin stay.

The waffle mix I use couldn't be easier to make. I whisk up a batch just before we leave and it totes away easily in an air-tight container. There are a few extra things we have to bring along too, like our waffle maker and a bottle of maple syrup, but we shop for the perishables at a local mini mart after unpacking (eggs, butter, buttermilk).

Waffle mix makes a good last minute gift, too - just put it in a pint jar tied with pretty ribbon and write the additional ingredients needed on a tag.




These waffles make a good Christmas morning breakfast, too. If you don't have buttermilk available in your area, try using sour cream in its place (see recipe notes).

Merry, happy and lots of love to you! 

Cabin Waffles (DIY Waffle Mix)
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Source: adapted from Country Living Magazine
Yield: 4 cups dry waffle mix
Prep: 10 minutes

Dry mix
3 1/2 cups/312g all purpose flour
1/4 cup/50g granulated sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt

Whisk all ingredients together in a large bowl. Store in an airtight container until ready to use. To gift, you'll need two pint jars with a screw-top lid. Place two cups of waffle mixture in each jar.

For waffles 
Yield: 4 Belgian waffles, or 6-8 standard waffles
2 cups/256g waffle mix (above)
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 1/2 cups/ 360g buttermilk

Place waffle mix in a large bowl. Stir in wet ingredients and mix until well incorporated. Pour batter into a heated and buttered waffle iron (capacities will vary). Cook for 5 minutes or until waffles are golden.

Notes: When I take this mix to-go, I include a vanilla bean in each jar of mix. Although it's not necessary, I enjoy the extra layer of flavor. The bean can be split and scraped then added in with the wet ingredients.
Buttermilk substitute - 1 cup sour cream mixed with 1/2 cup whole milk.

19 comments:

Becca Looney said...

Oh my these waffles look so amazing! I have missed the taste of waffles because I usually eat pancakes. But something about those crispy squares are just so good! Merry Christmas!

Emily said...

These pictures are beautiful! Merry Christmas!

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar said...

Dang, these waffles look perfect! The pre-made mix is genius!

Colleen said...

The waffles look Oh..........So Good. What a great little gift to put in one's gift basket Thanks 4 the recipe.
Your pugs are adorable. Thanks for sharing the rest of the pictures as well
Wishing you and your family a Very Merry Christmas
ColleenB.
Texas

The Bearfoot Baker said...

Merry Christmas Heather! Glad you got to have a “Cabin Christmas” and take naps and hug your pugs.

Thank you for all the amazing recipes you shared this year. I get lost in every picture and I am inspired by your creativity and talent. I can’t wait to see what you share in the new year.

Viviane said...

Happy christmas to you

azra said...

Mmmm!
It slook like very delicious...;)
Merry Christmas!

Celestine said...

I love the beautiful pics. Waffles are big thing in my house too. When I first met my husband in person (we met via eharmony), he flew down to Norfolk, VA from Canada for the weekend. I was a bit nervous about our initial meeting and he said, "Don't worry, it's going to be a great weekend, I'll eat your waffles and everything will be fine, eh!" We were engaged within 5 months and have been married for 1.5 years and I still make waffles on Sundays. Merry Christmas!

Melissa AuClair said...

Beautiful photography! Hope you had a wonderful (and delicious) Christmas!

nellienose said...

Wow, talk about jealous, both of your success with waffles and your cabin christmas. We were hoping to be in a cabin next christmas but they are booked up for the next 5 years!

Monica said...

I've bookmarked this recipe for when I eventually get a waffle maker. I love how easy it sounds. Happy Holidays and all the best for 2014!

Adam said...

I got a waffle maker for Christmas and this is gonna be the first recipe I try with it, so excited!

Nikki B said...

Hi, Heather, this is actually my waffle mix that i have discovered this fall, but i also add 2 tablespoons (per batch) of coco powder. Try it, it's like red velvet waffles without the dye, it adds a subtle chocolate flavor and is unbelivable. Beautiful pictures, looks like you had a very relaxing Christmas!

Crystal Kesek said...

Just got a waffle maker yesterday and found this recipe. Trying it right now. I LOVE waffles. So does my 3 little girls and hubby! Thank you! Can't wait to try them! It's cookin as my thumbs are fiddling across my screen! Lol. Happy New Year!

Crystal Kesek said...

I just got a waffle maker yesterday via Facebook classifieds and I am trying it out right now. Came across your recipe and I can't wait to taste the waffles! Mmmm... I LOVE waffles and so does my 3 little girls and my hubby. It's cooking right now as my fingers are fiddling across my screen! Heheh... Thanks for the recipe! Happy New Year! :)

Sue said...

Looks so cozy! The picture of you with one of the pups cracks me up...he is deep in dreamland....such lucky pups you have:) Happy New Year, Heather! XO

GenevaBear said...

Love this post and I'm def going to try these Waffles! Thank you. Also, what is the coffee/glass/filter thing? :)

Gypsy Heart said...

Incredible looking and I'm sure they taste the same! Will definitely try this...and great idea for gifts.

xo
Pat

Nicole (Bellenza Party Suite) said...

You have such adorable dogs! And that waffle recipe looks so delicious. Thanks!

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