Commercial advertising has made us believe that we must spend, spend, spend on jewelry, chocolates, and pajama grams to please your loved one on Valentine’s Day. This isn’t true! By now you have exhausted all the usual boring and expensive gift ideas and have basically run out of new and exciting ideas. No worries, this year your loved one will swoon when you present this gift made from your own 2 hands. The recipe is conveniently printable so it can be left out as a subtle hint!
Heart-shaped waffles are the perfect way to say ‘I Love You’ and they can be made in advance, frozen and re-heated that morning so the pressure is off.
Alternatively, use your imagination, get messy and cook them together! BTW, be sure to complete the homemade theme with a handwritten card and a Rose! This will surely be your best Valentine’s Day ever, trust me on this!
Romantic Breakfast Waffle Hearts
Adapted by GourmetMariChef from bhg.com; waffles. They are 100% dairy free.
- 1 ¾ c. flour
- 1 tbsp. baking soda, ¼ tsp. salt, 2 tbsp. sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 ¾ c. milk substitute
- 1/2 c. cooking oil
- 1 tsp. vanilla
pre-heat waffle maker
- In a large mixing bowl, sift together the dry ingredients and set aside.
- In another bowl, whisk the eggs and all the wet ingredients lightly until combined.
- Add the dry and wet ingredients together gently mixing but not over beating.
- Drop batter by 2 tbsp. onto pre-heated waffle maker and close. An electric waffle maker will let you know when it’s done, the old fashioned stove top version needs to be approximated, usually 30 seconds on each side. You may burn a few until you time it perfectly.
- You can cut the waffles with a Heart-Shaped cookie cutter if you don’t have the Heart -Shaped waffle iron.
- Serve with strawberries, dairy-free whipped cream, syrup, or any variation of your choice. Try agave syrup or honey for a change.
- Any leftovers can be frozen to enjoy for the next 2 weeks.