To me, nothing says fall like the smell of cinnamon. I love the smell of cinnamon so much I put two of those cinnamon brooms in my cart at the grocery store. And then my son said “Those smell really bad, and I don’t think dad would want these in the house.” Defeated and deflated I put them back on the shelf.
The next morning the kids woke up, and as usual, they wanted breakfast. I’m really into waffles, it’s almost crazy how into waffles I am. They’re cheap, easy, fast, and totally freezable so one day of cooking can make breakfast for multiple days.
ANYHOW! I have a very basic waffle recipe to which I add whatever I have around. Bananas, blueberries, chocolate chips…well on this day I just happened to have a canister of raisins sitting on the counter so I tossed some in, along with some oatmeal. I can’t even tell you in sensible words how good these waffles are. These waffles are the epitome of a fall breakfast and the smell is so amazing it’s almost like having cinnamon brooms. Almost.
Oh. My. Goodness. These waffles are so delicious! Make them today (and tomorrow, I won’t judge if you make them twice!)
Fall Oatmeal Waffle Recipe
-serves 6 with leftovers (freeze them!)
4 cups flour
1 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 Tbsp baking powder
4 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
3 eggs, beaten
2 cups milk
3 cups HOT water
1-2 cups raisins
Soak the raising in the hot water for about 5 minutes.
In a large bowl mix the flour, oats, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
In another bowl mix the eggs & milk together. Add to the dry ingredients and mix well.
Mix the water and raisins in to the batter. Grease your waffle iron, place about 1/3 cup batter into the iron and cook until done.
Delicious, seriously delicious.
You can thank me later.