First Tumalo Trails – two more blocks done – I really like this quilt – still not sure if I am putting sashing in or not so leaving a space when I lay it out to get on idea on size. I will pull out some blues and reds and pinks, yellows for more of the half square triangles as I make more.
To give you an idea of how large/small Granny’s Gone Crazy is here it is in the middle of my dining room table – it might be one day large even for a table topper.
And the waffle! Oatmeal Cinnamon Walnut – I have a large rectangular waffle iron that came with my big George Foreman grill that I got about 10 years ago – it has five plates that come off of it for easy washing – one is a griddle, two waffle plates and two grilling plates – if you use the griddle either the waffle plate on the top or the grilling plate works as it is about an inch deep. Sometimes I make up a double batch and just refrigerate the batter for 3 or 4 days – it is always just as good – a little thicker but it spreads out when it hits that hot waffle iron like it does the first day. Sometimes I make the batter the night before and it is ready when I want it in the morning.
My recipe is a basic recipe that is so old – I cut it out of a newspaper years ago and finally put lament around it so I wouldn’t loose it – it resides in the top kitchen drawer.
I have changed the recipe over the years – but that is the basic recipe – now I don’t know if you can read this so I will type it in.
3/4 cup rolled oats
1 1/4 cup water
3 tablespoons butter, cut up
1 1/4 cup flour
1 tablespoon sugar or brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
1 cup buttermilk
I put the oats, water and butter in an 8 cup glass measuring cup and put in the microwave until the butter is melted and the mixture has absorbed the water – a couple minutes – microwaves vary.
Stir in the rest of the ingredients or use a mixer – mix until well blended together. I never have buttermilk on hand and have never used it – I normally have the original style almond milk on hand and use that. I save the eggs for last after beating them in a bowl so the mixture won’t be too hot for them.
Make your waffles as you always do – this will make 4 rectangular waffles takes about 4-5 minutes.
For the cinnamon walnut version I put in 1 cup of chopped walnuts and a large teaspoon of cinnamon and brown sugar instead of white.
For an apple version I have added a 1 cup of homemade chunky applesauce and reduced the milk to a half cup and added cinnamon and brown sugar instead of white.
For banana chocolate chip I have added one or two mashed ripped bananas and 1/2 cup of mini chocolate chips and chopped walnuts – the grandkids love this version.
There are so many things you can do with this recipe – just be creative!