>> Saturday, November 19, 2011
Has anyone else already seen Twilight yet? I promise.... I'm really not a Twilight junkie or obsessed - REALLY... but I did go see the movie last night. :)
I read the books over the summer, and after you read the books - it gives you a totally different perspective on the movies. And I have to say - they did a really good job keeping with the books. It's not like some movies where it's "loosely related".
So, how about some waffles for your Saturday morning! These aren't just any waffles - they're Toasted Oatmeal Browned Nut Sugared Bacon Waffles!!!! Is that a mouthful or what? So I took out all the adjectives for you and just renamed them Oatmeal Nut Bacon Waffles - but that just doesn't sound as good!
They have crunchy pieces of toasted oatmeal and nuts hiding inside. And the best part is you bake some bacon with brown sugar on it (My friend Kelly's idea that is to DIE for! We all swoon for her bacon), cut it up into little pieces, and put it inside the waffles. So every now and then you get a secret little gem of sugared bacon in your bite of waffle. YUM!
Sometimes I wonder how my husband puts up with me and doesn't just say, "can't we just have some waffles out of the box today?!"
Oatmeal Nut Bacon Waffles (Adapted from: Taste of Home)
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 cups milk
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup brown sugar, divided
1 cup quick-cooking oats
1 cup chopped walnuts
10 pieces bacon
1. Prepare Bacon- Lay a piece of parchment paper over a baking tray and place bacon on top.
Sprinkle 1/4 cup brown sugar evenly over bacon. Bake in the oven at 400 degrees for about 15-20 minutes or until crispy.
2. While bacon is cooking, combine by whisking dry ingredients in a bowl - flour, baking powder, salt and additional 1/4 cup brown sugar.
3. On the stove top in a small pan, place nuts on medium heat and warm until golden brown and you can smell the nuts - that means they are done. Remember to keep moving the pan around in order to cook evenly.
4. Do the same thing with the oats.
5. Then mix the wet ingredients - eggs, milk, butter.
6. Then mix in the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients and fold in the nuts, oats.
7. Once the bacon is finished cooking, drain quickly on paper towels and then move over to a cutting board and cut into bite-sized pieces. Add to waffle mix.