Cinnamon Brown Butter Waffles with Maple Berries

Trying to regularly get back to this blogging thing. Something has been off for the last few weeks. Maybe it has something to do with not spending time here. So let’s try it again. We’ll start with something simple. The basics. Breakfast.

I’ve been thinking about breakfast a lot recently. Rumor has it, I might be cooking breakfast on a tv show with one of my all time favorite legends. I’m still afraid of jinxing it, so while I don’t want to over-gush just yet, I do want to talk about breakfast.

Cupcakes for Breakfast: Cinnamon Brown Butter Waffles with Maple Berries

To me breakfast isn’t about starting the day off right physically. Sure, I try to eat mildly healthy so that happens. But for me, breakfast is about starting the day off with a feeling. Letting yourself feel maybe for the first time, getting yourself ready for all the other things you’ll feel that day. Nothing has changed since you were in bed…you’re still in your pajamas, your eyes are still a little shut because it’s bright out, you probably haven’t even spoken yet. But then there’s that first sip of coffee that makes your brain tingle. The sound of cracking an egg. The flavors of an everything bagel or cheddar cheese that remind you of breakfasts mom and dad used to make. Tastes and smells and little observations that make you feel. It’s your first chance to connect with something. Isn’t that what you get out of bed for? Those feelings, that connection, is what wakes me up. What gets me going in the morning and keeps me going all day long. It’s how you start your day off right.

I often fall into breakfast habits, so I’m trying to switch it up a bit. Stay in tune with what inspires me. Find new connections. A few weekends ago I had a friend over and we made these cinnamon brown butter waffles with maple berries. The thing about breakfast is that there isn’t and there shouldn’t be too much work to it. After all, your eyes might not even be open. A few stirs, a machine that does the work for you, and a new friend to talk food with. It’s simple. We should eat more breakfast.

Cupcakes for Breakfast: Cinnamon Brown Butter Waffles with Maple Berries Cinnamon Brown Butter Waffles

  •  7 Tbs butter
  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbs cinnamon
  • 1 Tbs sugar
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk, room temperature

Preheat waffle iron. Brown butter over low heat. Set aside. In a large bowl, mix flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, and cinnamon. Beat in eggs and milk until combined. Pour mixture over headed waffle iron and cook to your iron’s instructions until waffles are golden brown and crisp.

Maple Berry Compote

In a small saucepan, cook berries (I used raspberries and blackberries) with some good maple syrup. You could also add some bourbon. Cook until reduced into a sauce.

4 thoughts on “Cinnamon Brown Butter Waffles with Maple Berries

  1. Kate @ The Kate Keeper

    Nikki! I finally found the time to peruse your blog, and what a treat! Your studio is impeccable, and I’m salivating my desk staring at the waffles above. Adding you to my Feedly now. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Austin. I’m glad to be acquainted :)

  2. Emily

    I love this! My mornings always feel disjointed, rushed, etc., especially when they start with a workout, and I’m trying to make a point of slowing down and making the first minutes of my day fun and relaxing. Thanks for the inspiration — waffles look deeeeeeeelish :)

  3. Ruthie & Rose

    Breakfast is such a key element to our days… It hasn’t always been that way but it’s so, so true that a good breakfast kickstarts your day! Will have to make these brown butter waffles soon… They are the perfect Saturday morning breakfast-in-bed treat! xo

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