Jack woke up hungry one day last week and so we reviewed what he had eaten the day before. Breakfast was pancakes at Dot’s Diner. Lunch – leftover pancakes. Dinner consisted of just one barbecued chicken leg at about 9:00 pm after baseball. He probably had a Z-bar and a gatorade at the baseball game. No fruits or vegetables to be found in one 24 hour period. (He is reading over my shoulder as I type and he said, “Hey that’s not true I had watermelon.” – pronounced watermeLONE.)
Regardless, I decided I needed to make a fancy breakfast that contained a vegetable. This recipe is adapted from Feed Zone Portables, but it requires a juicer, which I don’t have. So I made a few changes.
2 cups flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk (I only used this because I had it in the fridge. Next time I will try with regular milk)
1 cup diced carrots
4 tablespoons melted butter
Put the diced carrots in a shallow microwave proof dish and add some water. (2 tablespoons?) Microwave until the carrots are soft – a couple minutes)
Put the carrots in a food processor and pulse till they are very chopped. (You could shred the carrots instead of dicing them and probably skip this step.)
Mix the dry ingredients and stir with a fork. Whisk the eggs and butter into the buttermilk. Mix the wet and dry ingredients and the carrots and stir until everything is just wet. Do not over mix.
Cook in a waffle iron until the outside is crispy. When eaten immediately, this were deliciously crispy. When eaten later, they were nicely soft.
These were enjoyed by all, but there was a lot of crying and crabbiness shortly after breakfast, because I only ended up with 6 waffles. And, due to the fact that it’s too hot to turn on the oven, and because I am out of practice with FBF, I didn’t make anything else to go along with it. People were left hungry, even though these are very hearty waffles. Some bacon and a side of fruit would have gone a long way. I guess if people are going to be sad about breakfast, at least it’s because it was so good they wanted more.