“Love came down at Christmas,
Love all lovely, love divine;
Love was born at Christmas,
Star and angels gave the sign.”
I miss Christmas already. The soft, warm glow from the lights and the coziness of being surrounded by loved ones is better than any present I could ask for. We moved in with my parents in October so being able to wake up with my whole family in my childhood home was extra special. Being able to snuggle up in our fat pants and watch Christmas movies every night with my family brought me back to my happiest of happy places.
One of my favorite parts of the Christmas season is waking up and lounging around all day with nothing to do but play with all the new toys, games, and cookbooks. The best way to fuel up for days with nothing to do is to have a breakfast of champions. My mom bought me a waffle iron from Crate and Barrel and Golden Malted Waffle Mix from Williams-Sonoma, so it didn’t take much thought about what our Christmas breakfast should be. With all the pecans I had leftover from baking and we’re a banana loving family, I threw together some Banana Pecan Waffles that were just heavenly. The mix was perfect for whipping up a quick and mess free breakfast. The best part was how the waffle iron caramelized the bananas and pecans, which added a delicate and sweet crunch to the waffles.
If you don’t have the waffle mix on hand, here are some waffle recipes from scratch to try out:
- All Recipes has highly rated recipes that are fool proof.
- Betty Crocker always has easy to throw together recipes with ingredients you’ll have on hand.
- A little bit more involved with ingredients, but you can never go wrong with King Arthur Flour.
The only tweak I did to the waffle mix was that I add the bananas and toasted pecans to the batter, and sprinkled some on top of each waffle. I love real maple syrup (like more than Buddy the Elf) and I doused mine with some Glass Cabin Maple Syrup. Yum.
I hope every one has a warm, cozy, and restful end to the year. At least there’s one more festive party day to look forward to.
On to 2016!
(but time really needs to slow down)