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Chicken & Waffle Nachos 

Chicken & Waffle Nachos 

INGREDIENTS

  • Waffles
  • 2½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1½ teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 cups room temperature milk
  • 10 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled to warm
  • 1½ cups cheddar cheese
  • ½ Parmesan cheese
  • Cheese Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1½ cups sharp cheddar cheese
  • 7 slices cooked bacon
  • 3 cups popcorn chicken
  • 2 tablespoons Sriracha, or more to taste
  • 2 tablespoons scallions

Add Italian Sausage to Your Baked Ziti.

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. To make waffles: Heat oven to 150 degrees. Sift flour, baking powder and salt into a large bowl; set aside. In a separate bowl, combine eggs and egg yolk, whisk until yolks are broken. Pour in the milk while continuing to whisk the eggs. Next slowly pour in the butter while whisking and continue to do so until mixture is well combined. Pour egg mixture into flour mixture and using a sturdy spatula or wooden spoon, fold the mixture until flour streaks are no longer visible
  2. Fill heated waffle iron with batter and cook until waffles are golden brown (time will vary according to individual waffle iron). Transfer waffles to wire rack in the oven to stay warm while the remaining batter is cooked.
  3. To make cheese sauce: Place butter in a medium skillet over medium heat and cook until butter is browned and fragrant, about 3-4 minutes. Stir in flour and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Pour in milk and turn up the heat to medium high. Cook and stir until mixture comes to a simmer and thickens. Stir in cheese and cook until just melted. Take pan off of heat, and stir until cheese is completely melted and combined.
  4. To assemble: Quarter waffles and cover bottom of plate. Pour three-quarters of the cheese sauce on top and layer with bacon and popcorn chicken. Drizzle remaining cheese on top of chicken and finish with Sriracha and scallions. Serve immediately.
Oatmeal Waffles!

Oatmeal Waffles!

OATMEAL WAFFLES
1 1/2 cups flour
1 cup oats
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
2 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 cups milk
6 Tbsp. melted butter
2 Tbsp. brown sugar

Combine the flour, oats, baking powder, cinnamon and salt in a large bowl.  In a separate bowl, mix together the eggs, milk, butter and brown sugar.  Pour this mixture into the dry mixture and mix well.  Bake in a waffle iron until golden brown.  Enjoy!

Cinnamon Pancakes! 

Cinnamon Pancakes! 

FOR PANCAKES 

  1. 1 cup all-purpose flour
  2. 2 teaspoons baking powder
  3. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  4. 1 cup milk
  5. 1 Tablespoon canola oil
  6. 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  7. (OR use a boxed pancake batter)

CINNAMON FILLING

  1. 1/2 cup butter, melted
  2. 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  3. 1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon

CREAM CHEESE GLAZE

  1. 4 Tablespoons butter
  2. 2 ounces cream cheese
  3. 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
  4. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Prepare Cinnamon Filling first: In a medium bowl, mix butter, brown sugar and cinnamon. Scoop the filling into a small zip baggie and set aside. ( Set this aside and let it rest and set atleast 20 minutes. You want it thick, not liquidy)
  2. Prepare Pancake batter: In a medium bowl whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. Whisk in milk, oil and egg just until batter is moistened. (a few small lumps are fine)
  3. OR If using a boxed mix, prepare according to package directions.
  4. Prepare Cream Cheese glaze: In a medium glass or microwave-safe bowl, heat the butter and cream cheese until melted. Whisk together until smooth, then whisk in powdered sugar and vanilla. Set aside.
  5. Heat a large skillet or griddle over medium-low heat. Spray with non-stick cooking spray. Scoop about 1/2 cup of pancake batter onto the skillet. Snip the corner of your cinnamon filling baggie and squeeze a spiral of the filling onto the top of the pancake. When bubbles begin to appear on the surface, flip carefully with a spatula and cook until lightly browned on the underside, 1 to 2 minutes more. Transfer pancake to a baking sheet and keep warm in the oven while you make the rest of the pancakes.
  6. When ready to serve, spoon warmed cream cheese glaze on top of each pancake. Enjoy!
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