Last year over a long weekend, while Rob happened to be out of town (his loss), we had four families over for a vegan waffle party. It was so much fun, but I might have had a selfish motive for hosting. We didn't have a waffle iron. I know, sad, but I shun all things plastic and non-stick coated. I did, however, have no problem whatsoever with everyone coming over to my house and cooking up their favorite vegan waffles on their non-stick waffle irons. Hmmm. I caved this winter and went over to my dad's house and grabbed my mom's old waffle iron. The kids are so happy to be able to have waffles again.
Here is a picture Josie waiting for her first waffle from our very own waffle iron in January:
We still don't make them often (read, I still have not made them, but Rob does from time to time), but last weekend Rob made the Peanut Butter Waffles from Vegan Brunch. Oh my! Per usual when we make pancakes or waffles, we serve the kids first and then Rob and I might eat one or two if there are any leftover. I think Rob doubled the batch so the kids ate their fill and I was surprised to see some left. That was until I sat down to eat one. They are super, super filling! Very good, but it would be hard to finish one (the kids seemed to do okay though, but they weren't hungry again until supper).
They freeze beautifully and toast up even better the next morning. Here is Parker's toasted waffle with fresh blueberries (these waffles pair splendidly with fresh fruit) and real maple syrup.
I decided these waffles are the answer to the world's hunger issues.* High in protein, filling, yummy, easy to make, and easy to store. Problem solved.
*Not to make light of a serious issue like hunger. Here is a real way to make a difference.