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#MomLife: Waffles with a one-year-old

On these chilly January mornings, why not warm up the waffle maker and whip up a batch?
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A.M. Cullen: "On the way to the table, carefully dodge the minefield of stray cookware, canned goods, puzzle pieces, books, and random socks." (Illustration by A.M. Cullen)

I don't want to toot my own horn, but my Sunday morning waffles are pretty spot on and are always a hit with my partner and our 17-month-old. This week I thought I’d share my recipe. On these chilly January mornings, why not warm up the waffle maker and whip up a batch?

Ingredients:

  • 2 eggs (separated)

  • 1 ½ cups milk

  • ½ cup vegetable oil (or melted coconut oil)

  • 1 ¾ cups flour

  • 1 tbsp. baking powder

  • 1 tbsp. sugar

  • 1 tsp. salt

Directions:

  1. Pull waffle maker out of the back of the cupboard, dust off, and preheat. Put on the coffee pot (you were up three times last night and are going to need it).

  2. Pull your ingredients out of the pantry and leave slightly ajar. Pour yourself a cup of coffee and distract the toddler clinging to your leg with a cracker.

  3. In a small bowl, beat egg whites until stiff, but not dry. Set aside. Trip over all the items your toddler has now pulled out of the pantry. Be handed two cans of tomato paste.

  4. In another bowl, beat egg yolks until thick and lemon coloured while singing 'Old MacDonald Had a Farm.' Note tiny grasping hands creeping over the counter and push your coffee cup a little further away from the edge. Step on that cracker that's been left on the ground.

  5. Pause cooking and read a board book that apparently couldn’t wait.

  6. Continue beating the egg yolks, adding milk and vegetable oil. When returning milk to the fridge, be sure to let your toddler close the door (Otherwise she'll get mad, and you'll just have to open it again to let her do it).

  7. Add dry ingredients & beat until smooth. Be handed a sock.

  8. Fold in beaten egg whites while your slippers are being removed.

  9. Pour about ½ cup of batter per waffle into maker. Serve with maple syrup. (On the way to the table, carefully dodge the minefield of stray cookware, canned goods, puzzle pieces, books, and random socks).

  10. Make a note to buy Eggos next time you're at the store. Drink your coffee cold.

Bon Appetit, Mamas!


A.M. Cullen lives and writes in Fort St. John. Are you parenting in the Peace? Send in your questions, topics, or suggestions for #MomLife to cover at momlife.ahnfsj@gmail.com.