Strawberry Champagne Waffles

by Megan on November 12, 2012

Let’s restart. Let’s toast to the new year now! I’m not going to lie. I keep thinking that I can’t wait for this year to end. Too many crazy things have happened that I no longer want to share a year with. But my friend mentioned that maybe I should start my new year now, ya’ know? Toast now! Instead of wishing the year away, take a fresh start immediately.

So let’s put champagne in our waffles. Let’s toast our bites. Let’s sit in the backyard in the sun and look ahead instead of behind. Cheers!

I got this started breakfast style because these waffles are made for celebrating. They taste berry sweet with a hint of champagne. Marie Antoinette would just really love these. And she’s got good taste, ya know?

Strawberry Champagne Waffles (makes 7)
Recipe adapted from these beer bro waffles

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 t salt
  • 4 t baking powder
  • 1 1/4 t baking soda
  • 2 T sugar
  • 1 (1.2 oz.) package freeze-dried strawberries, processed to a powder
  • 5 T unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup champagne
  • 1 vanilla bean, seeds scraped or 1 1/2 t vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • berries + maple whipped cream*, for topping

* Beat together 1 cup heavy cream with maple syrup to taste.

Directions:

  1. Whisk together the dry ingredients: flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, and dried strawberry powder.
  2. Melt butter in a medium saucepan. Add milk and champagne and heat until mixture is warm. Whisk vanilla bean and eggs into the warm beer mixture. (If the champagne starts to curdle the milk a bit, strain the mixture through a fine mesh strainer before mixing in with the dry ingredients.)
  3. Make a well in the dry ingredients. Slowly pour wet ingredients into the well, whisking until smooth and barely any lumps remain.
  4. Pour into a pre-heated, lightly greased Belgian waffle maker (a regular waffle iron will work fine as well). Cook until it’s done to your liking. Serve immediately with berries and maple whipped cream.

Yay! Click HERE for a printable pdf of the recipe above.

I shot this on my bar cart with Elliot as my faithful assistant. 

{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

Abby@ The Frosted Vegan November 12, 2012 at 9:17 am

Champagne and waffles, perfect new year combo!

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Megan November 12, 2012 at 10:30 am

Right?!

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cindy November 12, 2012 at 9:32 am

I’d toast a waffle bite with you any day! And yeah, just restart now, don’t let the gregorians tell you what calendar to abide by…you put champagne if yo’ waffles, girl, you live the days like you want to!

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Megan November 12, 2012 at 10:30 am

Yeah girl! Thanks for encouraging me not to be bullied by the gregorians.

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jenny November 12, 2012 at 10:26 am

just a clarification…when you say “dried strawberries,” you mean freeze-dried berries, right? not the dried kind that are still moist and gummy? (I’m assuming freeze-dried because you said they should become a powder, but just wanted to clarify.) these look awesome!

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Megan November 12, 2012 at 10:29 am

Yes! Freeze-dried. :)

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jenny November 12, 2012 at 11:58 am

thanks! making soon…maybe even tomorrow when it’s supposed to be rainy and cold. why wait for a special occasion, right? :)

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Megan November 12, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Waffles every day!

Billy November 12, 2012 at 2:28 pm

Another reason to buy a waffle maker!! I need more waffles in my life.

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Megan November 12, 2012 at 2:53 pm

For realzzzzzz. Waffles erryday.

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Megan | Eats Daily November 12, 2012 at 2:52 pm

These look incredible! I have been craving waffles and this sounds like a great combo. Happy New Year!

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Megan November 12, 2012 at 2:55 pm

Let’s toast to French toast and waffles! I crave waffles always too. :)

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Deanne November 12, 2012 at 4:22 pm

Love the idea of adding powdered freeze-dried fruit to batter! This may lead to mango or banana waffles in my future too.

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Megan November 12, 2012 at 6:13 pm

Yes! Let’s put all the fruit in waffles. :)

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NicoleD November 13, 2012 at 5:05 pm

These sound incredible! Go on and restart, girl! You know how to do it right!

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Laura Dembowski November 15, 2012 at 4:14 pm

Sometimes a do-over is just what we all need! Waffles are an excellent way to start over.

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