|Bria's waffle with applesauce|
3 cups Quick Oats
3/4 cup Flour (White or Whole Wheat, doesn't really matter)
3 cups Milk (I like to do half Buttermilk)
Mix this altogether and let it sit for at least 10 minutes. The longer the better! Then add the following ingredients.
1 1/2 Tbsp Baking Powder
1 tsp salt
1/4-1/2 cup Melted Butter (so much better than oil, but you can substitute oil if you really want to)
I like to get this all mixed before I plug in my waffle maker. That way the baking powder and eggs have time to do a little magic! Cook in a hot waffle maker or iron. Makes plenty of waffles for our family. We don't need them all, but today we ate them all :)
Applesauce for Waffles
3 McIntosh Apples
3 Granny Smith Apples
Peel, core, and chop them up and throw them in a pot with:
1/4-1/2 cup Butter
1/2 cup Water (more if it gets too thick for your taste)
1 tsp Cinnamon
1/4 cup Brown Sugar
Heat til it boils, then turn down to simmer until the apples are as soft as you want them. The McIntosh apples get really soft and turn to applesauce, while the Granny Smith apples stay in pieces. This makes for a really nice texture.
1/3 cup White Sugar
2 Tbsp Cornstarch
2 cups Milk (Whole Milk is best, but I usually just have 2% on hand)
2 tsp Vanilla Extract
Stir the sugar and cornstarch together in a small pot. Make sure there are no lumps. Whisk the egg together with the milk and pour into the pan. Cook on medium heat, whisking almost constantly. You don't want it lumpy or burnt, both of which can happen pretty quickly. Once it starts to bubble, cook for 1 minute, then remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
1 cup White Sugar
1/2 cup Buttermilk
1/2 cup Butter
1 tsp Baking Soda
Mix altogether in a pot over medium heat. Once it starts to bubble, cook for 7 minutes. Make sure you keep stirring to prevent burning! And make sure you use a big enough pot, because the baking soda makes this stuff bubble up like crazy!