Crispy Waffles with Cinnamon Honey Butter take your everyday waffle batter to a whole new level!
All of you without pressure cookers are saying yayyyyyyyy, finally a recipe we can make!! But then those of you without a pressure cooker AND without a waffle iron, sorry? Guess you’re just out of luck. But, come on, life without a waffle iron must be a sad existence. I’m pretty sure you could find one at goodwill for $2.99…
Let’s talk about these sunny breakfast bites, huh? Well, I’ve been making them frequently as of late. And, the original title was actually Whey Waffles… much more boring than Crispy Waffles with Cinnamon Honey Butter and also probably confusing if you don’t know what whey is. Whey, in quick terms, is the liquid you get after straining yogurt. Or, if you’ve never made your own yogurt, it’s that yellowy liquid at the top of your yogurt container when you haven’t used it in a few days.
When I make a batch of yogurt in my Instant Pot (see THIS POST for those instructions), I’m left with a little more than a liter of whey which I store and use in baking. It works as a substitute for buttermilk or just plain old milk in things like pancakes, waffles, muffins, biscuits, whatever! I’ve even heard of doing crazy things with it like using it as conditioner, face wash, or mixing it with your pet’s food for extra protein. If you work out, you’ve probably heard of whey protein powder? Now you know where it comes from!
So, anyways, I use my whey in place of the milk in this recipe, but you’re welcome to use regular milk if you don’t have any whey on hand. They’ll be just as tasty. The cinnamon honey butter is the cherry on top of these breakfast (slowly turning dessert) waffles. I also threw on some homemade slow cooker granola for good measure (recipe coming soon!!).
If you have kids, they’re gonna be begging for these again and again. If you have a husband, well, he’ll be doing the same. Or, if you’re rocking the single life, you can make them as many times as you want without judgment!!
- 1¼ cups all purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 egg
- 1¼ cups milk or whey
- ⅓ cup vegetable or coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons honey
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Whisk together dry ingredients in a large bowl.
- Add all wet ingredients and mix until combined, being careful not to over-mix.
- Heat and grease your waffle iron, then pour in ⅓-1/2 cup batter.
- Cook until brown and lightly crispy.
- Repeat for remaining batter.
- In the microwave or in a small saucepan, melt butter, honey, and ground cinnamon.
- Drizzle over top of waffles.
- *I also added a sprinkle of fresh granola to the top for crunch.
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