Margherita Pizza Dinner Waffles

Margherita Pizza Dinner Waffles

We’re currently busy working on our second book and being on deadline has inspired us to further simplify dinner. It’s funny how creating a book about easy, healthy family meals can take a toll on your own family dishes. So in response to our amped up schedules, we have visited an old friend–breakfast for dinner.

You can’t deny the ease or deliciousness of waffles come Sunday morning but did you know this lazy weekend breakfast makes the perfect fast, weeknight dinner? Since waffle machines kick out discs the size of your head in about four minutes, you can get a whole whack on the table in about 16 minutes. For a weeknight, those are some pretty good stats.

A Margherita Pizza is Scarlett’s favourite pie and these waffles deliver all on its classic flavours–goeey mozzarella, sweet basil and subtle garlic. Obviously, you’ll need a lovely red sauce for dipping instead of syrup.

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Margherita Pizza Dinner Waffles

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4 waffles

Ingredients

  • 3 cups spelt flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 cup cubed mozzarella
  • freshly chopped basil
  • 1/4 cup fresh shaved parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup marinara sauce

Method

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and garlic powder. Add the milk; stir until blended. 

Meanwhile, preheat your waffle iron to desired temperature. 

Ladle the batter into preheat waffle iron and sprinkle with 1/4 cup mozzarella and basil. Cook the waffles until golden and crisp.  Serve immediately with an extra sprinkle of mozzarella, parmesan cheese and a side of marinara sauce for dipping.

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