A few years ago I traveled to Miami for a conference and spent a few days there. In addition to the conference I saw a few of the sites and one of the highlights of my time there was spent on a food tour. During this food tour I experienced one of my favorite memories of that trip. I bit into a churro. This wasn’t your average churro, though. It was from a quaint little cafe and each churro was filled with dulce de leche. The party in my mouth wouldn’t stop.
While we’re on the subject of Florida and food, one of my very favorite people is in Florida and we both happen to celebrate our birthdays in May! All month long we’ll be sharing fun ways to celebrate our special days, as well as party inspiration, fun things on our wish lists, lots of cake, sprinkles and sweet treats and a few surprises along the way. It’s going to be a lot of fun and we hope you follow along with us! Be sure to follow Mandi over at Chewsy Lovers to see some of her recipes and ideas and celebrate right along with us.
Since we are celebrating our lives and all of our favorite things, I figured a good place to start is with all of my favorite things. Breakfast (or brunch) in bed, waffles, and of course that delicious taste of churro with dulce de leche.
When it’s my special day, whether it’s my birthday or Mother’s Day (also a MAY celebration!) I love to have breakfast made especially for me and brought to me. This is just the meal I would love, too! Sweet, fluffy waffles, with eggs and sausage on the side. That warm, crisp churro waffle with sweet dulce de leche drizzled on top with fresh fruit and whipped cream. YES please!!
Ingredients for Waffles:
- 2 eggs (whites separated from yolks)
- 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 3/4 cups buttermilk
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 2 tablespoons white granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons baking powder
- 2 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Ingredients For the Churro Topping
- 4 tablespoons melted butter
- 1/2 cup white granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
You can use a stand mixer or a mixing bowl with a hand mixer. Mix up the yolks at a low speed, then add the flour and buttermilk – adding a bit at a time of each. Then add oil.
Add in the sugars, then baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Finally, add the vanilla.
Spray waffle iron with a non-stick cooking spray. Depending on your waffle maker, add about how much batter is recommended for your make and model. Mine takes close to a cup of batter per waffle if you want a full sized waffle.
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