The Best Waffles for Breakfast in Bed

I walked into my mom's house the other morning to drop my kids off for the day and was immediately hit with the delicious smell of fresh waffles. I didn't have time to sit down and enjoy a plate of waffles covered in my favorite syrup, but I grabbed a couple and made them into a sandwich with homemade strawberry jam to enjoy on my commute. That waffle sandwich reminded me that I've been wanting to share my favorite recipe with you, and when I remembered that this weekend's prioritizing marriage challenge was to make breakfast in bed for your spouse, I decided the recipe needed to be shared. These are the waffles that we eat 90% of the time, the other 10% being Eggos (Joe introduced me) or this recipe that's more of a dessert and super delicious.

Sour Cream Waffles with Strawberries and Syrup

When we got married, we registered for a waffle maker and we got one, but I was always a little bummed because it wasn't like the one that my mom always used when I was growing up. The waffles that my waffle maker made were round and thick, which are perfect for these Belgian Waffles that I love so much. But the every day waffle recipe that I really love are light and fluffy and seemed to come out too thick in my waffle maker. For years I searched for the perfect waffle maker and right before Christmas, I finally found it!

Someone posted in a Facebook group asking for waffle maker suggestions and they specified that they wanted one that made thinner, square waffles. This is exactly what I'd been looking for, so I followed the post and waited for the suggestions to roll in. One person linked to this waffle maker {affiliate link} and I did a little jig, then sent the link to all of my siblings. That waffle maker ended up on each of our Christmas wish lists and my mom purchased one for each of us. Happy day!!!!

mixing batter for sour cream waffles

I whipped up a batch of Sour Cream Waffles this past weekend and have extra whipping cream left in my fridge to make more this coming weekend. I'm still working to master the perfectly square waffles, but these taste good no matter what shape. My only suggestion is to make them in a thinner waffle maker, like this one, for the best texture.

Whenever I make waffles, or any other breakfast food for that matter, I mix up more than one batch, cook all of the extra batter, and freeze the leftovers. When we're ready to use them, we thaw a few in the microwave, for 30 to 45 seconds, then pop them in the toaster for a few minutes. They come out perfectly crispy and warm, ready to be drizzled with syrup and eaten. This trick means that we can enjoy our favorite breakfast foods every day of the week if we want, without the time, effort and dishes that goes into making them initially. 

pouring batter for sour cream waffles onto the hot waffle griddle

Sour Cream Waffles

1 cup soured whipping cream

2 eggs, separated

1 cup flour, sifted

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp soda

1/2 tsp salt

Combine dry ingredients. Beat egg yolks a little and add with soured cream. Beat egg whites until stiff and fold into batter. Pour 1 cup of batter onto the griddle and cook until light brown.

Tip: If you don't have soured whipping cream, mix 1 cup of whipping cream with 1 Tbls of lemon juice or vinegar and let it sit for half an hour before adding it to the batter.

pouring syrup on sour cream waffles

My very favorite syrup is homemade syrup, but we have store bought syrup in our fridge at all times as well because Joe prefers the thicker syrup consistency. Our syrup preferences from when we were growing up have remained the same in our marriage, and I'm kind of curious to see which kid each of our kids will prefer. If you want to try my homemade kind, I've included the recipe below. I love this syrup because it soaks into the waffles, or whatever breakfast food I'm putting it on, and I don't have to use as much.

Homemade Maple Syrup

1 cup granulated sugar

1 cup brown sugar

2 cups water

1 tsp vanilla

1 tsp maple extract

Combine sugar and water in a saucepan. Heat on medium heat until boiling. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and maple extract.

sour cream waffles on a bed tray with strawberries, syrup and soda

These waffles make a great breakfast to surprise your spouse with. Throw a plate of them on a tray with a small cup of syrup, sliced fruit, some whipping cream, bacon or sausage and their favorite drink. I always like to enjoy my Sour Cream Waffles with a big glass of milk. Don't forget to put together a plate for yourself as well. 

I'm sure your spouse will enjoy the opportunity to sleep in and eating a hot breakfast without having to leave the comfort of their bed. After breakfast is over, watch your current favorite Netflix binge, play a board game together or cuddle up and go back to sleep for a bit longer.

breakfast tray with waffles on bed

Life can be busy and you can get stuck in a routine that doesn't leave much room for spontaneity and relaxation. That's how our lives seem to be lately at least. It's nice to make plans to do nothing buy spend time together for an entire morning every once and a while. Serving your spouse, eating breakfast together and slow, quiet mornings at home sound like a great way to spend your weekend.