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Peanut Butter Belgian Waffles. A Sandwich of Sorts.

PBJ Belgian Waffle1 Peanut Butter Belgian Waffles. A Sandwich of Sorts.

 Yep. That’s right PB waffles. And a sandwich, kind of. I’ve never had them, but that little fat girl voice spoke to me a few weeks ago telling me I had to try this out. I was taken aback at the idea only because I’ve been cleaning up my diet for the past two years and have been successful at eliminating super carb-y foods. Sure, my energy level has diminished, but my espresso takes care of those lethargic moments. But I surrendered to the powerful voice within and started pondering my method. I was going to make peanut butter and jelly waffles. After all, waffles, pancakes, and French toast are my indisputable favorite breakfast food. Ever. And Ever. 

But then I got to thinking…’could I really eat an entire batch of waffles if I  make them?’ Surely not. I can’t break bread  with Eddie as often as I’d like since we live thousands of miles apart, so feeding him isn’t a default option. My parents don’t like classic American breakfast food, and my sister works on Sunday mornings,  the only time I’d really have time to wake and bake. I needed motivation. Something to inspire me to make a fresh homemade batter I’d not let go to waste. 

I found that AHA! moment. Last weekend while in Boston celebrating my birthday with the guy, I had some French toast at a random hole in the wall we drove upon by accident. It was mediocre, but good enough for both of us to talk about  later in the evening. Had I known E liked starchy breakfast foods, I would have elaborated on the one and only breakfast I’ve catered him to so far. That brunch last Saturday  invited a confirming conversation. Who cares if no one else eats the waffles. I will devour them and enjoy every bite regardless of the carbs. Regardless of the guilt. 

This is not for the faint of heart. This is pure sugar. I couldn’t stop at only making a plate of waffles, neatly stacked and organized for a picture’s sake. I had to experiment with sandwiching this in the same manner I’d enjoy a real PB& J. This was so serious. It was not a game of aesthetics as much as it was a pitty party for my stomach. I knew there was a chance I’d end up keel’d over from the sugar cramps. But I had to go all in, making this epically fantastic. Because if no one else was going to eat with me, it had to be great enough for me to enjoy a few of. 

Peanut Butter Bowl Jelly Peanut Butter Belgian Waffles. A Sandwich of Sorts.

The recipe. The peanut butter is the star here. It’s all about the peanut butter. Super good, creamy, not-so-sweet peanut butter. I tried two batches: one with PB in it and now with out. Taste wise, the one with was on point. Texture wise, not so much. I played with the ratios and still, the one with peanut butter in it turned out to be a bit more malleable than a basic batter mix. I like my waffles, golden and crispy with some girth.

Not flimsy and lacking life. 

PBJ Waffle Stack Peanut Butter Belgian Waffles. A Sandwich of Sorts.

I settled on a happy medium and cut back on the amount I used in the batter. Compensated for that bit in the actual finished played. 

That’s where the magic happened. 

The waffle is simply playing the conduit to wicked amazingness in between. Since the waffle didn’t sing so harmoniously, I poured melted peanut butter over top the bottom waffle, spread delicious raspberry preserves before topping it with another waffle. And then that one got the same treatment. Another layer of peanut butter, raspberry but this time I added some maple syrup. And toasted almonds, which took place of the dusted powder. 

And then it sang! All kinds of praises out of my kitchen this morning. Yes, this morning. The inspiration just came after a 1/4 chocolate waffle I had for dessert last night while dining with my family. It was decadently perfect. And the reason for the wake and bake call! 

This just may be a new trend I’m forging here. I hope so! I love it. I hope you do, too. Just know there are no regrets allowed before, during, and after indulging in this stackable awesomeness. It was sexy.  Totally sexy.  

PBJ Waffle Stacked Peanut Butter Belgian Waffles. A Sandwich of Sorts.

 

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PEANUT BUTTER & RASPBERRY JELLY BELGIAN WAFFLES {OR SANDWICH}

Ingredients:

  •  1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract 
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 eggs, yolk and white divided
  • 2 cups good quality raspberry jam or preserves
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter, divided
  • 3 Tbsp. butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup toasted almonds, sliced 
  • maple syrup, to taste
  • powdered sugar, enough to dust (optional)

Method:

In large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking soda and powder, salt and cinnamon. In separate bowl, whisk egg whites, milk,  and vanilla extract until you achieve a good foamy mix. Whisk in 1/4 cup melted peanut butter. In small cup, whisk egg yolks. Stir both into dry mix and blend. Stir in butter. Stir until all ingredients are well blended. 

Heat waffle iron according to manufacture's instructions. Pour exact amount of batter and cook waffle until golden brown Repeat until you've used all batter. 

To plate, place one half of a whole waffle on plate. Pour melted peanut butter then raspberry preserves. Top with remaining two waffles quarters. Pour more peanut butter and preserves. Drizzle syrup and top with toasted almonds. Repeat for each waffle serving. 

By Bren
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    Juliana says:

    Dear Bren,
    This PB waffle and raspberry jelly just look fabulous, love the dripping every where…I would love to get my hands on this…absolutely great idea.
    Have a wonderful week and yes, I am back!
    BTW, thank you so much for the nice words :D

    Never been a fan of waffles, but girl… these look scrumptious. I would break from my tried and true pancakes for a taste of this!!!!! Nice!!!

    Chef B says:

    Juliana: thanks for visiting. So nice to see you stop by. And yes, the waffles are sexy and everything we should want in them. Hope you dod make it!

    KarmaFree Cooking: yes, yes, yes! Try it mama. I think you’ll like…

    Aw gosh…this has YASSS written all over it! Peanut butter and waffles is the ultimate combo – looks incredible. Love the sprinkle of toasted almonds for that extra crunch

    This looks scrumptious but I’m a bit confused why the yolks and white are separated. It’s usually so the egg whites can be beaten to soft peaks and folded in to make the waffles lighter, but that doesn’t appear to be it here. Just curious — thanks!

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