Peaches. Peach Pie. Waffles. Yep. They go together.
So it’s National Peach Pie/Waffle Day as I write this post and I thought why not?! I looooooooove waffles and peaches and well anything sweet and full of carbs to be perfectly honest.
I looked up a ton of recipes and decided I give up; I’m going to make up my own thing. So here it is; waffles with sauteed peach topping and homemade whipped cream. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
I got the waffle recipe from Layers of Happiness. I liked the idea of combining the almond flavor with the peaches. PLUUUUSSS it’s my understanding that this is now the most amazing recipe ever lol. Layers of Happiness says “After testing lots and lot (AND LOTS.) of waffle recipes I have finally found the winner. We tried all sorts of different techniques like, adding butter instead of oil, more milk, more flour, egg whites beaten to stiff peaks, baking powder, both baking powder and baking soda and on and on and on. Everyone swears by the egg white method, but I actually found that they waffles were almost too airy and it took so much time to whip the egg whites! What we ended up with was a soft, fluffy, light, sweet, flavorful, slightly crispy waffle that literally melts in your mouth after being dunked in a maple syrup – just like the ones you get from hotels or waffle houses. Perfection.”
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/4 cups almond meal
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder (I use double acting baking powder for extra fluffiness)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups milk (1%, 2%, skim, almond, coconut all work)
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat waffle iron according to manufacturer’s instructions.
- In a large bowl, combine flour, almond meal, sugar baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Set aside.
- In a small bowl or liquid measuring cup, whisk together milk, oil, eggs, and vanilla; until smooth.
- Gently fold the milk mixture into the flour mixture and stir until smooth. It is okay if the batter has a few lumps. Do not over mix.
- Pour batter onto hot waffle iron and bake in batches.
- Serve the waffle immediately with butter and maple syrup, or your choice of toppings. Waffles are best enjoyed the same day.
For the peaches…… I was really feeling the idea of a bourbon peach topping but was afraid it might be too many flavors so I made a plain peach topping and one with rum. Almost every recipe I read said to boil your peaches for like a minute and then put them in ice water to loosen the skin for easy peeling.
I found a yummy peach topping recipe on Real Mom Kitchen.
1½ cup water
3 Tbsp. sugar
3 Tbsp. brown sugar
4 Tbsp cornstarch
dash of nutmeg
½ tsp almond extract
1 drop red food coloring, optional
1 drop yellow food coloring, optional
4-5 fresh peaches, peeled and diced
- In a large sauce pan, combine the water, sugars, and cornstarch.
- Bring mixture to a boil while stirring and boil until the mixture thickens. This should take about 30 seconds to 1 minute. Remove from the heat.
- Whisk in the nutmeg, almond extract, and food coloring (if desired).
- Fold in diced peaches until peaches are well coated and combined with the mixture. Serve warm over waffles, pancakes, etc.
For the peaches with a little extra kick I found this one on Food Bully.
1 lb of fresh peaches
1/2C brown sugar
1t ground cinnamon
1/2t ground nutmeg
2T Dark Rum
Peel and slice peaches. Add sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and rum. Cook off the peaches until the liquid resembles a thick syrup. Ready to serve.
Now for the cream!!! I just did a basic whipped cream.
1 cup cold heavy whipping cream
- Place mixer bowl and whisk in fridge for about 30 minutes or the freezer for like 10 minutes to chill.
- Pour ingredients into cold bowl and whisk until peaks form. I’ve read several times that it’s better to start off low for a few seconds (say 30) and then turn it up high for another minute to 2. (Careful not to over beat)
Side note – if you want your whipped cream a little thicker and sweeter try putting in a teaspoon to a tablespoon of confectioners’ sugar.
I hope y’all enjoy this Frankenstein creation of fluffy goodness. Please let me know what you think! I would love to have some feedback and of course don’t forget to subscribe and follow me on socila media for more great ideas!