This week I've been exploring Meyer lemon waffles, starting with Meyer lemon chicken picatta, followed by Meyer lemon pull apart bread, and now...Meyer lemon waffles! When you have Meyer lemons, dessert is an easy guarantee, but breakfast? Now that's something to add to the agenda! Whenever I eat at an American breakfast restaurant, if waffles are on the menu, I'll order them. There's just something so wonderful about a crisp, fluffy waffle topped with melted butter and drizzled with maple syrup. You can never go wrong with the basic waffles, but add a little Meyer lemon and elevate them to the next level. Meyer lemon waffles here I come!
Meyer Lemon Waffles
- 2 cups flour
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- 1 ¾ cup milk
- 2 tablespoon Meyer lemon juice
- 2 large eggs
- ¼ cup butter melted
- zest of 1 Meyer Lemon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar in a large bowl. Make a well in the center.
- Combine milk with lemon juice and let sit for 10 minutes. Add milk mixture to the flour mix along with the eggs, melted butter, lemon zest, and vanilla. Whisk together until the batter is mixed. Let rest for 30 minutes.
- Heat waffle maker. Pour about ½ cup of the waffle batter onto the waffle maker. Cook until golden brown and crisp. Repeat with remaining batter. Dust waffles with powdered sugar and serve immediately.
**Helpful tips and common mistakes
Breakfast is probably the easiest meal of the day to prepare, and rightly so. Pancakes, french toast, eggs can all be prepared in a matter of minutes. These waffles are no different. This recipe includes all of the basic ingredients including flour, a touch of sugar, milk, eggs, butter, and vanilla.
Combine the milk with the Meyer lemon juice and let it sit for about 10 minutes to create buttermilk. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and let the batter rest for 30 minutes. You'll notice that the batter will thicken as it sits - science is amazing, no?
Cook the waffles according to your specific waffle maker. I found for my waffle maker that a little over ½ cup batter was the perfect amount to make one crispy waffle.
Dust a little powdered sugar and enjoy with butter and syrup! These Meyer lemon waffles are a little tangy with a subtle flavor of orange and lemon. Paired with sweet syrup and they are perfection! If you're planning on making a large batch, freeze the remaining and pop in the toaster when ready to indulge. Another waffle to add to the favorites list!
For more breakfast inspiration check out this apple cider oatmeal with caramelized apples!