I’ve had a hard time forgetting about the cinnamon roll waffles I had FOUR years ago at Buttermilk Restaurant in Geneva, Illinois (yes, they were THAT memorable that I couldn’t forget them over that many years ago!) but during a pandemic, and lockdown, we do what we must… I first made pancakes, then I modified the recipe for waffles (because I like waffles better than pancakes personally)
The cream cheese frosting is to die for… oh em gee, you’re gonna love these.
- 1 3⁄4cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 2 large eggs
- 2 cups buttermilk (If you don’t have buttermilk on hand, check out my buttermilk substitution post here)
- 1⁄4 cup vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extractCinnamon Topping
- 1⁄2 cup butter, melted
- 3⁄4 cup brown sugar, packed
1 tablespoon ground cinnamonCream Cheese Topping
- 4 tablespoons butter (on my first run I used margarine, don’t do that, use real butter!)
- 2 ounces cream cheese
- 3⁄4 cup powdered sugar
To prepare the waffles: In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Make a well in the center of the mixture; set aside.
In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, buttermilk, oil, and vanilla. Pour into the bowl with the dry ingredients. Stir just until moistened; the batter will be slightly lumpy.
Preheat your waffle iron and spray with nonstick spray. Pour batter into waffle iron grid and close the lid. Bake until waffles are completely done- follow your waffle iron’s instructions. Use a fork to remove finished waffles. Repeat with the remaining batter. Keep waffles warm until ready to serve (Placing them in a 200-degree oven will do the trick).
To prepare the cinnamon topping: In a medium bowl, mix butter, brown sugar and cinnamon. Scoop the filling into a small Ziploc bag and set it aside.
To prepare the cream cheese topping: In a medium, microwave-safe bowl- heat butter and cream cheese for 30 to 60 seconds; just until melted. Stir together until smooth; whisk in powdered sugar and vanilla extract.
When ready to serve, place waffle on a plate, drizzle cinnamon topping, then drizzle cream cheese topping to taste. Serve immediately.