Isn’t it funny how just by changing the shape or delivery of some kind of food, your kids will go from refusing it to gobbling it down? That’s Amelia in a nut-shell. It seems like every few weeks, she goes from loving something to hating it without any rhyme or reason.
She’s always been a massive waffle lover until recently. So, I decided to cut the square waffles into ‘dippers’ or soldiers, as we call them, and give her a huge bowl of natural maple syrup to dip them in. You’d think she would saturate them in the maple syrup, but she actually just dipped the corners in and ate 5 soldiers.
It was amazing and so are these waffle soldiers.
- 2 large eggs, separated
- 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 2 cups milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat waffle iron (spray with cooking spray if needed) and set aside.
- In a medium bowl beat the egg whites with a hand mixer until stiff peaks form. Set aside.
- In a large bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside.
- In another medium bowl, mix together the egg yolks, vegetable oil, milk, and vanilla extract.
- Add the egg yolk mixture to the dry ingredients and mix well. Fold in the egg whites.
- Pour the batter onto your hot waffle iron and cook according to manufacturer’s directions.
- Remove waffles from waffle maker and cut into strips. Serve immediately with natural maple syrup, powdered sugar or any other favorite toppings. Enjoy!