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Friday, May 7, 2010

Vanilla and Cinnamon Waffles

I remember where I ate my first waffle ever.  It was in Istanbul, in Bebek.  I am not sure if the place still exists but they used to make the world's best chocolate and banana waffles.  At least for me it was the best.  My cousin introduced me to that place at the time and I'm so happy that she did, because I have never forgotten those delicious waffles and their lovely smell.  That was long long time ago, and I have eaten many waffles since, but I guess none of them were that good.  Few months ago I was in search for a toaster, which can also make waffles and I found what I was looking for.  I have made waffles only twice since I bought it.  This recipe came out in the second trial and they were very good, so I wanted to share.  If you have a waffle maker then try this recipe. The waffles turn out so good, you can even eat them without putting anything on them.  This recipe made about 10 waffles for me.

2 cups of flour
2 cups of milk
2 tablespoons of sugar
1/2 tablespoon of vanilla sugar
2 teaspoons of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon (use cinnamon that is freshly grounded, it still has to have some lovely cinnamon smell)
1/2 teaspoon of lemon zest
3/4 teaspoon of salt
2 tablespoon of butter (melted)
2 eggs

Start with whisking the eggs and the sugar in a bowl.  Add the milk, melted butter, lemon zest and vanilla sugar to this mixture.  In a separate bowl, mix the rest of the ingredients, flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.  Once the dry ingredients are mixed well enough, combine the two mixtures and whisk all together.  Use a ladle to put the mixture into your preheated waffle maker.  Try not to put too much, otherwise it will overflow.  Bake them until they have a nice golden brown color.  I put some maple syrup and banana slices on mine and sprinkled a little bit of icing sugar.  Next time I will be trying them with chocolate and bananas. 


  1. Homemade waffles are the best for all of the myriad flavors you can infuse them with! These look delicious.

  2. i'm really interested in the toaster that can also make wafles!!!

  3. @Joanne -Thanks for your comment. I totally agree. Homemade waffles are great-
    @Sarah - Here is the link to my fab toaster -

  4. awesome. must buy immediately. where's my credit card??? ;)