11.30.2013

Cranberry Sauce Waffles

This year I may have gone a bit crazy in my Thanksgiving preparations. Last year we didn't have much leftover besides the turkey. This year, I have leftovers of everything. Even before dinner last night darling daughter told me she was already turkey'd out but once she got her turkey and cranberry sauce, she cleaned her plate with a smile. Thing is, if I keep doing the same over and over my family may revolt...myself included.

I spent the early morning hours dreaming of what I could make for breakfast with leftovers. I had a few ideas but decided upon this....Cranberry Sauce Waffles....as I figured darling daughter might embrace them....if they turned out okay. And yes, she LOVED them! Better than any other waffle I have made. I loved the hint of nutmeg and they are indeed dairy free! Plus, they were so light and fluffy and we joked that I was becoming a waffle master. Dear hubby has yet to sit down and give any of our waffles a try. I don't take it personally...we freeze the leftovers wrapped in wax paper for easy breakfast treats on other days.

But let's delve in and start creating some yumminess!

Ingredients:
1 egg
1 cup flour
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup almond milk (mine is vanilla flavored)
2 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 cup cranberry sauce (homemade - my recipe is below)

Steps:
Put all into a mixing bowl. Mix well with a spoon. Put about 1/2 cup into your waffle iron (or whatever your iron holds) and brown to perfection!

Yields approximately 4 waffles. Feel free to double if you have a larger or hungrier family!

The Cranberry Sauce
Ingredients:
4 cups cranberries
1 cup blueberries (frozen is okay)
1 1/2 cup water
1 cup sugar
Cinnamon to taste...sorry, I just sprinkle a lot
Nutmeg to taste...once again, I just sprinkle away but not as much
Cloves...just a touch

Steps:
Put all into a large saucepan (I use my pasta pot), bring to a boil, and boil gently until cranberries start popping and the sauce is as thick as you like. Pour into a glass storage container. Cool at room temperature before moving to the refrigerator.

Daily Gratitude: I am thankful for the 40% off everything sale today at Old Navy.
Daily Affirmation: I am setting a good example for darling daughter by donating food to those who are hungry.

5 comments:

  1. Great idea for leftover cranberry sauce. So simple. Why didn't I think of that :)

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  2. I love to put cranberry sauce on everything, but haven't ever cooked with it. Great idea!

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  3. I read this as I watch my dad eat cranberry sauce by the spoonful, trying to get rid of left overs! LOL!

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  4. What a great idea - it uses leftovers and sounds delicious! Thanks!

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  5. This is such a fun idea. My husband would love it!

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