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Praline Waffles

Praline Waffles by @browneyedbaker :: www.browneyedbaker.com

Throughout the majority of the summer, I’m quite happy to have a grab-and-go type breakfast. A banana, maybe a bowl of cereal, a piece of toast with peanut butter and jelly… nothing terribly high maintenance or warm, for that matter. Once fall starts to kick in, however, I crave hot, satisfying breakfasts. Oatmeal is usually my go-to; I make it with cinnamon, maple syrup, chopped apples, raisins and walnuts. It’s a wonderfully filling and packed with flavor. Things like pancakes and waffles inch back onto my radar, as well. To celebrate my brand new waffle maker, I decided it was high time to whip up a waffle recipe that has been on my to-do list since last fall. Cinnamon-spiced Belgian waffles topped with a praline syrup… every bit as decadent as you might imagine, and every bit as delicious, too.

Praline Waffles by @browneyedbaker :: www.browneyedbaker.com

There’s nothing quite like waking up on a chilly morning, wrapped up in your favorite pajamas or blanket, and sitting down to a fabulous, warm breakfast. It’s such a treat, and something I revel in since breakfasts like this are definitely not an everyday occurrence.

As you might imagine, the praline syrup certainly falls on the high side of the sweet meter, so if you are particularly sensitive to sweets, you could certainly dress these waffles up with the customary butter and maple syrup. No harm, no foul, and they will taste absolutely fantastic. You could even throw some chopped pecans on for good measure… And a couple of pieces of bacon. You know, to balance out the sweet and savory, of course.

Praline Waffles by @browneyedbaker :: www.browneyedbaker.com

This recipe made eight waffles in my waffle maker, and I froze the leftovers. A quick trip in the toaster oven (or regular toaster, for that matter) and they’ll perk right up. What’s your favorite way to top a waffle? More importantly, what’s your favorite cool-weather breakfast food?

Praline Waffles by @browneyedbaker :: www.browneyedbaker.com

One year ago: Oatmeal Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Scones
Six years ago: Hearty Beef Stew

Praline Waffles

Yield: 8 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Cinnamon-spiced waffles topped with a praline syrup and
pecans.

Ingredients:

For the Waffles:
3 eggs, at room temperature, separated
1½ cups buttermilk, at room temperature
½ cup unsalted butter, melted
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1½ cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
1½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
1½ teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon kosher salt

For the Praline Syrup:
1 cup dark brown sugar
½ cup unsalted butter, softened, cut into cubes
½ cup maple syrup
2 pinches kosher salt
1 cup coarsely chopped pecans

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees F. Preheat a Belgian waffle maker according to the manufacturer's instructions.

2. In a large bowl, whisk the egg yolks, then whisk in the buttermilk, melted butter and vanilla extract. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add the flour mixture to the egg yolk mixture and whisk until smooth.

3. In another medium bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form. Using a rubber spatula, gently fold half of the egg whites into the batter, then gently fold in the remaining egg whites. Cook the waffles according to the manufacturer's instructions. Transfer to a baking sheet and keep warm in the oven.

4. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, combine the brown sugar, butter, maple syrup and salt. Heat the mixture, stirring when the butter begins to melt. Continue to cook, stirring constantly, until the syrup is smooth, about 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in the pecans, then remove from the heat. Spoon the syrup over the waffles and serve immediately.

(Recipe adapted from Williams-Sonoma)

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34 Responses to “Praline Waffles”

  1. Lucy @ Bake Play Smile on October 9, 2013 at 12:47 am

    Oh I think my favourite topping would have to be fresh strawberries drizzled with melted chocolate!!! So amazing!!! But yes I agree with you, oatmeal is my usual go to winter breakfast, although now that my side of the world is coming into summer I have kissed the oatmeal goodbye for a while, in favour of fresh fruit salad with Greek yoghurt, Bircher muesli or of course, peanut butter and jam (jelly!) on toast!! :-)

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  2. Averie @ Averie Cooks on October 9, 2013 at 1:21 am

    I want that Praline syrup on everything! Dark brown sugar and maple and butter…yes, please! Clearly I need to dust off my waffle maker for these!

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  3. Olivia at ohmy Olivia on October 9, 2013 at 1:56 am

    I completely agree – cooler weather calls for hot breakfasts! These look so tasty xo

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  4. Jennifer on October 9, 2013 at 2:32 am

    Hot breakfasts like this in the autumn tme are a must, especially when they look SO TASTY :)

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  5. Rochelle @ Oh So Sweet Baker on October 9, 2013 at 3:16 am

    Shut up! These are for breakfast. How I would love to live in your household. The only thing missing is some icecream

    Reply

  6. ThisBakerGirlBlogs on October 9, 2013 at 4:06 am

    Okay, that’s it, I’m buying a waffle maker!

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  7. Pieliekamais on October 9, 2013 at 4:25 am

    My breakfast is the same year round (cheese sandwiches), but one of my favorite breakfasts is Swedish hotel breakfast with salmon.

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  8. Beth on October 9, 2013 at 4:33 am

    These look SO GOOD! I love anything praline! Unfortunately waffles makers aren’t that easy to find in Italy, I may have to order one on Amazon!

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  9. Ellen on October 9, 2013 at 4:50 am

    Talk about a fantasy recipe! I still remember the first time I tasted the magic that is a praline. And I love waffles too. Nice combo!

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  10. Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers on October 9, 2013 at 7:05 am

    I am so drooling right now! I love waffles and I haven’t had one in forever! My wafflemaker took a crapper, I so need to get a new one right away!! Awesome recipe!

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  11. marie @ little kitchie on October 9, 2013 at 7:23 am

    What an amazing breakfast!!

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  12. Janice on October 9, 2013 at 8:46 am

    My saliva glands are just having a field day at the thought of tasting these waffles… and the pralines, Wow! I totally agree, hot breakfasts during Fall & Winter are the Best. When the holidays come around, I also like to make French Toast with Egg Nog or Bailey’s Cream in the batter… Yummm!

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  13. Robby on October 9, 2013 at 8:51 am

    These look fantastic. I’m thinking a few banana slices and you’ve got Bananas Foster waffles. For added nutrition, of course.

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  14. Katrina @ WVS on October 9, 2013 at 9:45 am

    This is a seriously lovely breakfast!! Yum!

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  15. Vicki on October 9, 2013 at 9:50 am

    Not only do the waffles look amazing but so is your new waffle maker! Funny you should mention freezing the left-overs…I was just thinking about that the other morning. Do you just zip-lock them and freeze or do you wrap them first? Oh and with a waffle maker like that I think we expect even more amazing recipes!! LOL

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    • Martha in KS on October 9th, 2013 at 10:23 am

      I’ve frozen leftover waffles – just throw into a zip bag – successfully. Pop them into the toaster when you want them. Michelle, when you’re planning your holiday cookies, think about Boot Tracks – not sure this is the exact recipe I used – which were so cute. I used a regular waffle maker. http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/boot_tracks.html

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    • Michelle on October 11th, 2013 at 3:36 pm

      Hi Vicki, I placed them on a rack in the freezer, then once frozen, just threw them into a freezer-safe zip bag.

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  17. Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction on October 9, 2013 at 10:26 am

    This is my kind of breakfast! Love the sound of the praline syrup!

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  18. Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl on October 9, 2013 at 10:56 am

    I have been craving waffles, so I think this might just push me over the top and get making them!

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  19. Christine on October 9, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    My favorite topping for waffles is Raspberries and “pudding sauce” – made from 1 part waffle batter and 2 parts milk, sugar to taste and a splash of vanilla. Just heat the milk until steaming, add the waffle batter cook until thickened then add sugar and vanilla, serve hot! My favorite breakfast is Dutch Babies with Raspberry Syrup!

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  20. Linda on October 9, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    Sounds great. Eat the same thing every morning. Oat bran with flax seed meal.

    Waffles would be good a night for me.

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  21. Vicki @ WITK on October 9, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    These would make any fall morning perfect! I love the flavors in these waffles!

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  22. Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes on October 9, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    I want this for dinner! Forget waiting for breakfast! :)

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  23. Emily on October 9, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    Such fabulous recipes this week! I love raspberry jam on my waffles, but the praline syrup looks like a must try! Thanks, Michelle!

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  24. Cate @ Chez CateyLou on October 9, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    These look perfect!! The perfect cozy morning breakfast!

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  25. Johlene on October 9, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    Oh wow..oh wow.. oh wow!! That´s all I´m going to say! Love it!

    Johlene
    Flavours&Frosting

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  26. Tahnycooks on October 9, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    These waffles like so perfect on a chilly fall morning….oh, heck they look perfect for any morning! Praline syrup all the way, btw!!!

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  27. Laura @ Lauras Baking Talent on October 9, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    Looks absolutely Yummy!

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  28. Tieghan on October 9, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    Oh that syrup! Whoa baby, that is incredible! Love the waffles!

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  29. Becca @ Crumbs on October 10, 2013 at 3:14 am

    Ooh praline syrup – deliciously decadent!

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  30. Alexe @ Keys to the Cucina on October 10, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    I am sucker for anything with pralines and these look soooooo yummy!

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  31. Laura Dembowski on October 14, 2013 at 8:46 am

    I love breakfast! These will definitely be on my breakfast table soon! I want tons of that syrup!

    Reply

  32. Laura (Tutti Dolci) on October 15, 2013 at 1:16 am

    Gorgeous, I love that praline syrup!

    Reply

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