Summer vacation is fast approaching at my house. My preschooler just finished and my other three kids have one week left. During the school year my kids eat breakfast and lunch at school, so, as a stay at home mom, I have to start serving those meals to my kids again.
I like to find meals that are quick and inexpensive to prepare. I also like to find recipes that my kids can help me make. This becomes a summer activity that my kids really enjoy and it keeps them busy. When I found this recipe for Mason Jar Waffles, I was really excited. I decided to give them a try and my kids really enjoyed them. Here’s the recipe if you want to try them at your house.
• 1 egg ($0.20)
• ¾ cup milk ($0.20
• 3 Tablespoons oil (I used Canola) ($0.15)
• 1 cups white flour ($0.24)
• 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder ($0.08)
• ½ teaspoon salt
Crack egg in a clean 1 quart Mason jar. Put the lid on and shake until well blended. Add remaining ingredients. Place the lid back on and shake vigorously until smooth and well combined. It should be ready to use now. If after opening you find some flour has still not mixed in well, just place lid back on and shake again until ready. The batter can then be placed to bake in your waffle maker. Bake according to your waffle maker’s manufacturer’s directions. This recipe said it should make six waffles, but I found it to only make five. This could have been because I put more batter in my waffle maker than I should have so you may need to play around with the recipe to see how many waffles you end up making.
Serve with pancake syrup.
Another reason I like this recipe so well is because they freeze well. I like to plan to make extra waffles since I am already making them and I already have all of the ingredients out.
After making the waffles, I let them cool completely. My waffles always seem to cool really fast. Next, I take a cookie sheet and line it with wax paper and place a layer of waffles on it. Then I add another piece of waxed paper and add another layer of waffles. I place it into the freezer to flash freeze them. When they are frozen, I take them out and place them in a zip lock baggie. I cut the waxed paper I already used and place between the waffles. I seal the bag and label it. When I am ready to use them, I just get them out of the freezer and place them in the toaster over to heat. If you set your toaster on 350 degrees, it usually takes about 10 minutes. You can also microwave them for 1 ½ minutes or until pancakes are heated through.