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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.

Stacks on Stacks

stacks on stacks of breakfast

vanilla doughnuts | blueberry lemon waffles | bacon & egg sandwiches with caramelized onions & arugulalemon poppyseed pancakesbanana bread french toast | bagel breakfast sandwiches | chocolate frosted cake doughnuts

Not sure why this popped into my mind this morning. Maybe I’m just really hungry. Maybe I’m looking forward to brunch tomorrow with friends. Maybe I’m unsure how my weekends will look like with my new job and I’m mourning the loss of long weekend brunches. Either way, now I want stacks of everything. Stacks of pancakes and waffles and doughnuts and runny egg sandwiches and unlimited coffee refills. Ok, time to make breakfast.

What are you eating this weekend?

In the Moment

Just happened upon Michael Graydon‘s photography and I’m seriously in love. All of his images have this wanderlust spirit that just transports me to another place. I’m particularly captivated by his photos that seem to capture a moment, even though they’re more portrait than documentary. It’s like we caught someone making waffles for their sweetheart or just missed the kid who ran through a swinging gate. Stunning.

Michael Graydon photography: wafflesMichael Graydon photography paint jarMichael Graydon photography dining sceneMichael Graydon photography dinnerMichael Graydon photography gate

Please, go browse the rest of Michael’s portfolio.