Frosty Cinnamon Sugar Waffle Sandwiches

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Happy Wednesday lovelies! I love Wednesdays don’t you? It’s always exciting to me when we get to the mid-point of the week, because It’s at this point that I start to get super stoked for the weekend, and it’s looking like it’s going to be another sunny one this week here in Vancouver, so I really can’t wait!

In light of the return of fabulous weather and upcoming weekend vibes – I think we are due for a little mid-week celebration don’t you? So glad we agree on this – And what better way to do up a mid-week celebration, than with some breakfast for dinner tonight?

Are you a breakfast for dinner fan? Cole and I are all about the breakfast for dinner –  and especially so when it’s in the form of these Frosty Cinnamon Sugar Waffles… mhmmmm we went there.

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So to be completely honest with you all, I can’t take credit for coming up with the idea for this recipe. Nope – the prize for the best waffle idea, {possibly in the  in the history of the world},  has to go to my little brother Cam, who was my inspiration for this insane waffle creation.

You see a couple weeks ago, we were all out to dinner to celebrate my oldest brothers birthday, when we got into deep conversation about some of our favourite desserts – {We generally talk about food a lot in my family LOL}.

That’s when Cam said “You what’s good? Eggo Waffles topped with some chocolate Frosty from Wendy’s” … So for a second we all looked at him like he was a little nuts, but we soon realized he was actually just a misunderstood genius.

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So after having a good laugh, we asked him to elaborate on his frosty waffle claim. He proceeded to tell us about how he made this discovery  one night while driving home from a soccer practice, when he picked up a chocolate Frosty from Wendy’s, and then proceeded to make some Eggo waffles when he got home “because he was starving.”

Then instead of eating his Frosty and Eggo’s separately, he decided to kill two birds with one stone, and plop a couple scoops of his Frosty on top of his hot, toasty Eggo’s. After taking a bite of his hasty creation, he found that the result was just about the best thing he had ever tasted.

He even said that the combination was so delicious that he was contemplating opening up a food truck, which he would call “Cam’s Frosty Waffles”…I love my little brother…

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At first we were all just having a good laugh at the prospect of a food truck that would serve waffles and ice cream – but then the more we thought about it, the more we thought it could actually be such a legitimately awesome concept.

The wheels in my head started turning with all of the possibilities of waffle flavours and various ice cream flavour combinations, that could be served on this food truck,  and the first that came to mind was to have a cinnamon sugar coated waffle with milk chocolate ice cream – similar to my little bro’s original so called “Frosty Waffles”.

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Everyone seemed to be in agreement that a cinnamon sugar covered waffle would pretty much be the shit – so I wasted no time making them the next morning for Cole and I’s breakfast … and after the first bite, all I could say was “yup – my little brother is a genius.” Ha!

Honestly, the combination of my crispy homemade waffles, coated in butter and cinnamon sugar, served warm with the melty milk chocolate ice cream………… it was unreal.

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I ‘m, really at a loss for words when it comes to describing just how amazing this waffle creation was. All I can think of to say is that these frosty waffles will induce all kinds of happiness through their pure, sweet deliciousness – and you need to make em’ happen. Trust me, you will have zero regrets.

So before I sign off on this one, I have just one quick note / suggestion for all you lovelies. We used a store-bought malted milk chocolate ice cream, which was absolutely perfect with the cinnamon sugar coated waffles, but you could totally change out the ice cream filling with your favourite flavour and they would for sure be equally delicious.

Seriously I can’t wait to test out more waffle and ice cream flavour combos because the possibilities are endless! So below you will find the recipe for this outrageousness and I can’t wait to hear what you all think and would love to hear some of your ideas for difference flavour combinations!

Happy making <3 <3

Frosty Cinnamon Sugar Waffle Sandwiches

Makes: approx, 12 mini waffles {6 sandwiches}

Things you need…

Mini Buttermilk Waffles
2 tbsp butter, melted + extra to grease your waffle iron
1 cup buttermilk
1 egg, separated
3/4 tsp vanilla
1 cup all purpose flour
2 tbsp granulated sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp cinnamon
pinch of salt

1 carton of Malted Milk Chocolate Ice Cream {or your fav ice cream of choice}

Cinnamon Sugar Coating
2 tbsp butter, melted
1 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 tbsp cinnamon

How to make…

Mini Buttermilk Waffles
In a bowl, whisk together melted butter, egg yolk, buttermilk, vanilla and whisk until smooth.

In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Pour in the wet ingredients and gently whisk together until just combined.

In a separate bowl, beat the egg white with a handheld mixer until soft peaks form. Gently fold the whipped egg whites into the waffle batter with a spatula until evenly combined.

Set the batter in the refrigerator for about a half hour before cooking. Meanwhile, caramelize your onions, poach your eggs, and cook your bacon.

Preheat your oven to 200 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Preheat your waffle iron and lightly grease the grid. Spoon about 1 1/2 to 2 tbsp of batter onto the center of each iron grid {depending on how large you want your sandwiches} and close the lid. Cook the waffles until they are golden brown {about 4-5 minutes}.

Transfer the cooked waffles to the prepared baking sheet and set in the oven to keep warm while you finish cooking the rest of the waffle batter.

Cinnamon Sugar Coating
In a large bowl, whisk together granulated sugar and cinnamon until evenly combined; set aside.

Assembly
Once all of your waffles are cooked, remove them from the oven where they are keeping warm and lightly brush the tops and bottoms with the melted butter. Place the buttered waffles 2-3 at a time into the bowl with the cinnamon sugar and toss to coat them evenly; repeat until all of your waffles are coated with the cinnamon sugar.

Use an ice cream scoop to scoop a generous helping of your malted chocolate ice cream of choice onto one of the cinnamon sugar waffles and then top with another waffle to make a sandwich; repeat this process with remaining waffles and serve immediately.

Oh and these are amazing just as is – but I totally wouldn’t judge if you served them up with some maple syrup 😀 😀 Not gunna lie – this is exactly what Cole and I did and it was the best decision ever.

Happy eating lovelies!!

KP xoxo

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