Waffle Sticks

I cannot believe I haven't written about one of my favorite Christmas gifts this year!  It is a waffle stick maker from babycakes.  Each pan makes 4 individually shaped waffle sticks. For some reason this shape of waffle just seems to taste better and it is perfect for dipping in melted chocolate.

Make sure to cool the waffles on a rack in order to keep them crisp.  There are a lot of recipes for waffles on this post.  Experiment with your favorites.

If you do not have a Babycakes Waffle Maker, then these recipes will also work with a regular waffle machine.

Have fun!  These are delicious any time of the day.  Following are a few of the recipes that came with the waffle maker.

waffle stick maker

Buttermilk Waffle Sticks

1 3/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups buttermilk
1/3 cup canola oil
2 eggs

Mix all ingredients together.  Cook approximately 3-6 minutes or until desired brownness is reached. Makes 25-35 waffle sticks.

*Add a cinnamon sugar mix or chocolate chips for extra flavor.  Dipping waffles in melted chocolate and topped with nuts or candy is also yummy.

Blueberry Waffle Sticks

2 cups pancake/waffle mix
1 cup milk
2 eggs
1 cup fresh blueberries

Mix all ingredients except blueberries together.  Gently fold in the blueberries.  Cook 3-6 minutes or until done.  Makes 25-30 sticks.

Strawberry Yogurt Waffle Sticks

1 egg
1/2 cup strawberry yogurt
1 Tablespoon canola oil
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup flour
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon soda
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped fresh strawberries

Mix yogurt, egg, sugar, oil and milk.  In separate bowl mix dry ingredients.  Add to wet mixture and stir.  Gently fold in strawberries.  Cook 3-6 minutes.  Makes 10-15 waffle sticks.

*Substitue fresh cherries and black cherry yogurt for a different variation.

Perfect for dipping in melted chocolate and chopped nuts
Amaretto Waffle Sticks

2 eggs
1 cup milk
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
1 Tablespoon almond extract
2 cups pancake and waffle mix
1 Tablespoon sugar

Mix all ingredients together.  Cook 3-6 minutes.  Makes 25-30 waffle sticks.

Chocolate Waffle Sticks

1 1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
2 eggs, lightly beaten
4 Tablespoons butter, melted
1 cup buttermilk
2 teaspoons vanilla

In medium bowl combine flour, baking powder, salt sugar and cocoa.  Ad the eggs, buttermilk and vanilla.  Whisk until smooth.  Gradually add the melted butter.  Cook 3-6 minutes.  Makes 15-20 waffle sticks.

Apple Cinnamon Waffle Sticks

2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
Remember to cool all waffles on a rack to keep them crispy
3 Tablespoons sugar
2 eggs, separated
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 1/4 cups milk
1 medium apple, grated
2 teaspoons cinnamon

In a small bowl beat egg whites until stiff.  Set aside.  In a medium bowl beat egg yolks.  Stir in milk. Add the dry ingredients and mix until moistened.  Do not over mix.  Add the vegetable oil and cinnamon, then fold in the egg whites.  Add apple and blend lightly.  Cook 3-6 minutes.  Makes 20-25 waffle sticks.