Valentine's Day Waffles with Cookies & Cream Popcorn
Surprise your other half, mom or best friend with these easy and delicious heart-shaped waffles. Waffles are delicious with fresh fruit and a generous drizzle of maple syrup, but our white chocolate caramel popcorn with cookie crumb pieces will make anyone fall head over heels in love with you…and your waffles! ;-)
- For the waffles:
1 ¼ cups flour.
1 ¼ cups milk, at room temperature.
2 tablespoons sugar.
2 tablespoons ghee (or butter).
1 teaspoon baking powder.
A pinch of salt.
½ teaspoon pure vanilla powder.
In a large bowl sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and vanilla. Mix with a wire whisk until everything is combined and set aside.
Melt the ghee in a small saucepan, let it cool a bit, and whisk in the milk.
Pour the wet mixture into the dry ingredients and mix until a soft batter forms, do not overmix, the batter will be ready as soon as there are no visible lumps.
Let the waffle batter rest while you preheat the waffle maker. Once the plates are hot lightly grease them with coconut oil or ghee and pour in enough batter to cover all the cavities; just make sure not to overfill them in order to get perfectly shaped waffles.
Cook the waffles following the manufacturer's instructions or until they have the desired texture, personally I love them crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. Depending on your waffle maker you can choose the level of crispiness and colour.
Serve immediately and top with Cookies & Cream gourmet popcorn by Popcorn Shed, fresh berries, whipped cream and a generous drizzle of pure maple syrup.
Recipe by Gemma Gonzalez, author of the blog Cinnamon Girl.