Continental breakfast is a must when I stay at a hotel. The only exception is if I’m staying in a city where I have a favorite restaurant that I can’t possibly miss (I’m looking at you, Penny Cluse Cafe).
When I wake up, the first thing I do is head straight for the waffle maker. And yes, that means I glaze right over the part where I should try to look somewhat presentable to the general public. I’m going to go ahead and apologize to anyone that has to see me in that state. Despite the fact that I have no idea what goes into that batter that gets dispensed out of a giant plastic container, it’s my favorite part of the hotel breakfast experience.
I’ve been on a mission for a long time to find the perfect flip waffle maker and I finally found it. This thing rocks my world. My waffles come out perfectly every time, and it certainly doesn’t hurt that I came up with a pretty kickass batter recipe.
It differs quite a bit from my other favorite waffle recipe because this one is made for huge, puffy Belgian waffles prepared in a flip waffle maker. The other is for a smaller, flatter waffle. They’re both delicious, don’t get me wrong – but if I’m looking for a breakfast reminiscent of a hotel stay, this is my go-to.
You can add fruit, nuts, or even chocolate chips right into the batter and you’ll still end up with a light waffle that is fluffy on the inside and crisp on the outside. I’d recommend about 1/2 cup of add-ins if you choose to go that route. And I highly recommend blueberry and mini chocolate chips – just sayin’.
Enjoy hotel continental breakfast waffles at home! Huge waffles that are crisp on the outside, light and fluffy on the inside.
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup cornstarch
- 2 teaspoons light brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups buttermilk
- 1/2 cup canola oil
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Fruit, for topping (optional)
- Syrup, for topping (optional)
- In a large bowl, whisk together all dry ingredients.
- Add eggs, buttermilk, oil and vanilla and whisk together until well combined.
- If you’re going to add any additives like fruit or chocolate chips, stir them in carefully now.
- Preheat waffle iron and spray with non-stick spray.
- Using a 1 cup measuring cup, pour batter into waffle iron and heat until done.
- Top with fruit and syrup, and serve immediately. Enjoy!