We have a waffle maker, and it often sits, unacknowledged, on a shelf in one of our kitchen cabinets. From time to time, I remember that it exists, and I dust it off. It’s a good machine that’s easy to use, and it makes one waffle in less than 5 min.

I felt inspired last weekend to make a big batch of waffle batter. I made more than we needed for brunch, and I saved the rest of the batter for impromptu breakfasts during the week.

Waffles are versatile: You can eat them on their own, make them into savory dishes by adding proteins (like the classic chicken and waffles), or transform them into dessert by adding something sweet (ex: ice cream, jam, maple syrup).

I made these waffles on the sweet side with maple syrup and a local Fijian rum coffee liqueur (Bati brand).


2 cups flour
1 cup milk (slowly add more if batter seems dry)
2 eggs
5 tbsp. butter (melted)
1 tbsp. baking powder
a pinch of salt
a dash of vanilla extract
3 tbsp. maple syrup
(optional) a dash of coffee rum liqueur

Whisk all ingredients in a large bowl to create the batter. Spoon the batter a few tablespoons at a time per waffle into a waffle maker.

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