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Cinnamon waffles for brinner

2013 September 4
by Emily Hill

Yes, brinner (i.e., breakfast for dinner). Our family enjoys eating things like these delicious cinnamon waffles for dinner on a weekly basis.


Cinnamon waffles

If you’re new to ITRML, then you may not have heard about our family’s themed dinners three days of the week. Tuesday is Taco Tuesday (Mexican-inspired dishes; Wednesday is Waffle Wednesday (breakfast-themed meals); and Thursday is Thursketti (Italian, baby). These themed dinners have greatly simplified meal planning.

In fact, it’s all the meal planning I do these days. *sigh*

Last week we baked up a huge batch of these cinnamon waffles and everyone loved them. When I cooked the first set of waffles, I was a bit disappointed they weren’t as crisp as our typical Belgian waffles. But I happily discovered they crisped up after sitting a minute or two. Yay for crisp edges!

Though you don’t need much syrup with these babies (if any at all), I couldn’t resist topping it with butter, syrup and powdered sugar. What can I say? I love sugar for breakfast as much as I love it for lunch, dinner and dessert.

Do you ever eat breakfast for dinner? If so, what’s your favorite brinner meal?


Printable recipe for cinnamon waffles below.

Cinnamon Waffles
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Serves: 4
 
Delicious cinnamon waffles that work well in your regular or Belgian waffle maker. Don’t worry–they’ll crisp up after you remove them from the waffle iron!
Ingredients
  • 2 cups flour
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • 1 to 1½ tsp cinnamon ( or more to taste)
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1¾ cups milk
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 egg whites
Instructions
  1. Preheat a waffle iron and lightly spray with cooking spray.
  2. Whisk flour, sugars, cinnamon, baking powder and salt together in a medium bowl until no lumps remain.
  3. Pour milk, oil and vanilla into the flour mixture; stir until just combined.
  4. In a separate bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Fold the the beaten egg whites into the batter.
  5. Pour about ⅓ cup of batter onto waffle iron and cook until golden brown. Serve hot.


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  1. September 4, 2013

    We love German Pancakes for brinner!!!
    Caryn/The Mid Life Guru´s deep thought ~ Fact or Fiction: Remembering the Love BoatMy Profile

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    Emily Hill Reply:

    We love those too! Mmm…
    Emily Hill´s deep thought ~ Summertime chicken pasta saladMy Profile

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