Light & Crispy Whole Wheat Waffles

Light & Crispy Whole Wheat Waffles | The Blonde Buckeye

I love waffles. You know this. But I also love whole wheat waffles… except when they’re dense bricks. Whole wheat baked goods sometimes have a problem staying the light and fluffy consistency you know. I often use half all-purpose flour and half whole wheat to avoid this. Not these waffles. They are THEE best whole wheat waffles I have ver made (and I’ve made a lot!). One of the tricks is using whole wheat pastry flour, since it’s a finer consistency. These are the waffles you can turn someone who “doesn’t like whole wheat” into a believer. (Maybe a picky kid perhaps?)

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Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Pancakes

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Pancakes | The Blonde Buckeye

Everyday weekday, I start out with a spinach-blueberry smoothie and either scrambled eggs, oatmeal or some other ‘healthy’ whole-grain cereal. So on the weekends, sometimes I need a treat. Since I love love LOVE breakfast food in general, it can be anything from waffles and pancakes to an omelet, or both. It just breaks up the monotony from the week. And it makes me super happy.

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Cinnamon Rolls with Vanilla Bean-Cream Cheese Icing

Cinnamon Rolls | The Blonde Buckeye

Do you know what you’re having for breakfast on Christmas morning? Now you do (whether you celebrate Christmas or not…). I have never actually made Cinnamon Rolls from scratch. I know, it’s kind of crazy. I guess there are several reasons that I haven’t… Like the fact that there’s only 2 of us, there’s not a huge need for a giant batch of cinnamon rolls. As much as I’d like to eat them everyday, it’s just not a good idea. Second, this may come as a shock, but my husband isn’t that into sweets. He likes a good chocolate chip cookie or some ice cream every now and then, but items like ‘pastries’ are definitely not at the top of his list. For some reason though I just wanted some, so I made a half batch. It was the perfect amount; it made about 10 smallish rolls (or you could make 4-5 large ones too). If you’re making them for more people, just double the recipe and use a larger pan.Continue Reading

Baked Apple-Cinnamon French Toast

Mini Baked Apple-Cinnamon French Toast | The Blonde Buckeye

Baked French Toast is something that definitely has to be made in advance. The more time it has to soak up the egg mixture, the better it is. These are perfect to make the night before, or at least a few hours ahead of time. Which can be good or bad, depending on how prepared or impatient you are. Plus, when you make little individual ramekins, everybody gets that nice crusty top, paired with the soft, pillowy center (and small things are cute). Side note, I also enjoyed one of these the day after I baked them. I just popped it in the microwave & it was just as delicious as the day before. I can also tell you that it helped out my Monday morning tremendously.Continue Reading

Frosted Flake Crusted French Toast

Frosted Flake Crusted French Toast | The Blonde Buckeye

Well, sometimes you just don’t need to choose between french toast & cereal, do you? Exhibit A: Frosted Flake Crusted French Toast. I’m not even kidding, this might be the best french toast I’ve ever had. Seriously. I’ve seen some other cereal-crusted french toast recipes, but let me tell you why this one is better. First of all, you’re already going for french toast, you might as well go for Frosted Flakes over say, Corn Flakes. This isn’t a green juice people. Also, this recipe is baked, rather than cooked on the stove top. This is key for 2 reasons; one being that sugary cereal will most likely burn in a skillet.  Second, sometimes french toast can get soggy, especially once you add syrup. This french toast has a sweet, super crunchy exterior & soft interior. It’s kiiind of perfect.

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Peanut Butter Banana Waffles with PB Glaze

Peanut Butter-Banana Waffles with Peanut Butter Glaze | The Blonde Buckeye

As you might know, I enjoy a good food holiday.  Any excuse to makes S’mores & things like that are always welcome in my home.  So when I realized that March 1st is National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day, I had take full advantage & celebrate with Peanut Butter Banana Waffles (duh).  I didn’t want to take any chances with experimentation today, so I did the sensible thing & went with something I know; waffles.  Because waffles & I always get along, especially when peanut butter’s involved.

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