This recipe was developed with just the right amount of fat needed to brown the exterior to a beautiful golden color. Dress these gems up inside and outside. Pour the batter into the waffle maker and sprinkle in a few berries, chopped nuts or finely minced fresh herbs. Or, top them with a choice of ingredients: crème fraîche or Greek yogurt and berries, ham and egg or peanut butter, bananas and chopped peanuts.
Strawberry-Balsamic a la Mode: In a medium bowl combine 2 tablespoons aged balsamic vinegar and 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar. Add 8 ounces sliced fresh strawberries; toss until coated. Let stand at room temperature for 1 to 2 hours. Top each waffle with some of the strawberry mixture and a small scoop of vanilla-bean frozen yogurt. Drizzle with balsamic-berry juices and, if desired, garnish with mint. Makes 1 cup strawberry topping.
Peanut Butter-Banana: Spread each waffle with creamy peanut butter and top with banana slices. Drizzle with warmed chocolate ice cream topping and sprinkle chopped peanuts.
Spiced Cranberry Chutney and Citrus: Spread each waffle with cranberry chutney or preserves and top with sliced mandarins and raspberries. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and add a spoonful of crème fraîche.
Fried Egg with Prosciutto: Top each waffle with a sunny-side-up fried egg and thin slices of fried prosciutto. Garnish with fresh dill, if desired.
Blueberries with Lemon-Curd Mascarpone (not pictured): In a small mixing bowl beat ½ cup mascarpone cheese with an electric mixer on medium until softened. Add 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream and 1 teaspoon powdered sugar. Continue beating until well combined. Fold in ½ cup lemon curd. Top each waffle with a spoonful of the lemon-mascarpone topping and fresh blueberries. Makes 1¼ cups topping.
Grilled Pineapple and Caramel (not pictured): Spray a cold grill pan with nonstick spray; heat over medium-high heat. Add fresh pineapple slices and cook on both sides until slightly charred. Halve the pineapple slices and toss with warmed caramel ice-cream topping. Top each waffle with caramel-coated pineapple and coconut chips.
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