I’m not quite sure why Better Homes & Gardens refers to these as “Oh Boy” waffles, but here’s a nice, simple recipe for some waffles that I jazzed up just a little bit with some spices I refer to as the “holy trinity” of comfort baking: cinnamon, all-spice, and nutmeg. I also threw some Ghiradelli bittersweet chocolate chips in there just to make them nice and unhealthy.
And yes, I said, Better Homes & Gardens. I am just traditional enough to firmly believe a cookbook collection isn’t complete with the red and white plaid of the Better Homes & Gardens cookbook. Our version is doubly hilarious because it’s a reprint of the original, so it includes incredibly out of date hosting rules and table settings.
But the recipes still work, in all their shortening filled glory.
“Oh Boy” Waffles
- 2 1/2 cups sifted enriched flour
- 4 tsp baking powder
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp all-spice
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 2 beaten eggs
- 2 1/4 cups milk
- 3/4 cup melted shortening, butter, or olive oil
- 1/2 cup bitter-sweet chocolate chips
Sift dry ingredients. Combine eggs, milk and shortening. Combine liquid and dry ingredients just before baking. Beat until smooth. Fold in the chocolate chips. Bake in a hot waffle iron. Makes between 16 & 18 waffles.
And also, I would be remiss to not include MST3K’s waffles tribute.