The beautiful ripe peaches sitting in a basket on my counter were calling me to make something delicious. I’d made Peach Cobbler Oatmeal but still wanted to add Peach Cobbler to my arsenal of waffle recipes. Ripe, juicy peaches with cinnamon and nutmeg in a buttermilk waffle sounded like a fabulous breakfast. Or even for dinner!
I peeled 3 large peaches and diced them into small pieces so I could have luscious bites of peach in every bite of waffle. I set them aside while I mixed the batter.
Using a recipe I found online, I put the milk, sugar, eggs, vanilla and lemon juice into a large measuring pitcher and whisked well. I drizzled in the melted butter as I whisked until it was incorporated into the liquid. This was my usual recipe’s method of mixing, which works best for me.
The flour, baking powder and salt were mixed in a separate bowl. I added a teaspoon of cinnamon, a teaspoon of nutmeg, and a 1/2 teaspoon of ginger to compliment the peach flavors. The Cooks.com recipe didn’t have any spices but I wanted more of a spicy peach cobbler effect.
I added the dry mixture to the wet mixture and stirred just until it was well mixed. I stirred in the peaches and was ready to make waffles!
I’d preheated my waffle griddle and sprayed it with cooking spray. I poured the batter into the griddle and closed the lid. The waffle baked for about 4 minutes until it was golden brown. I removed it from the griddle, drizzled it with syrup and sampled.
Oh my, excellent! The batter wasn’t particularly sweet so the peaches provided a nice tang to each bite. The spices were simple enough, not overpowering the flavor of the peaches. I loved the waffle flavors. I wished I had thought to make a peach sauce to use over the waffles, but the maple syrup was a nice compliment.
Goal accomplished! This peach cobbler waffle recipe was a new addition to my waffle recipe collection and will be used again for sure! I stored the waffles between sheets of wax paper in a zippered plastic bag and put it in the fridge.
My P.S. had a fast and tasty breakfast for a few days. When I asked for an opinion of my new waffle recipe, he said he liked them. He’d reheated them in halves in the toaster, and eaten them without syrup. He said wanted to fully enjoy the peaches and spices in the waffles. I agreed, they really were flavorful enough to skip any syrup topping. But I used syrup anyway. Oh, and the “cobbler” part? It just made the name of the waffles more fun.
1 cup milk
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
1/3 cup butter; melted
2 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cup sliced peaches; diced finely
In a large bowl whisk the milk, sugar, eggs, vanilla and lemon juice. Pour in butter while whisking constantly.
Whisk flour, baking powder and salt in a separate bowl. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and stir well. Stir in peaches.
Pour into waffle iron in amounts to fill iron and bake until golden brown.
Top with maple syrup or additional peaches and whipped cream.
Makes about 6 large Belgian waffles
Adapted from Cooks.com