Fall is on it’s way! And so is the new school year. I just love the feel of new school supplies. When I was young, I would prepare everything for the new year right after the shopping trip. This was usually several weeks in advance. Such fun memories. Soon it will be time for routines, No. 2 pencils, and lunch boxes. In the back to school spirit, I decided to turn the classic PB&J sandwich into peanut butter waffles with jelly and whipped cream. As a bonus I decided to include a DIY this week that makes birthdays and other celebrations even more special.
The peanut butter waffles are fantastic with jelly, jam, or maple syrup. It’s a fun twist on the school staple that is even great for lunch. This waffle recipe is easy, fun, filling, and not too sweet. The bonus tablecloth DIY can be made in an afternoon and can carry birthday memories throughout the years.
For the yummy peanut butter waffles, you will need:
- 2 cups flour
- 1-1/3 cups milk
- 1/3 vegetable oil
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 3 eggs
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons sugar
This recipe is super simple. But what I love even more is that people already have all the ingredients on hand. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve wanted to whip something up, but I don’t have the right ingredients. Maybe I’m odd but buttermilk and heavy cream are not usually stocked in my fridge.
Like all waffles, these whip up quick and easy. Cook time depends on your waffle iron, but these don’t take long to dish up for a hungry family.
First get your waffle iron ready and heating up. Then start the batter by whisking together the oil, sugar, brown sugar, and eggs together. Add milk until it’s all nicely blended together. Pour the flour and baking powder in and mix until mostly combined. Then stir in the peanut butter.
When that’s thoroughly combined, pour some batter on to your preheated waffle iron. This batter is pretty thick so you may have to spread it out with a spatula to get a nice even waffle. Press down the lid and cook until done. You may have to check your waffle periodically. Since it’s a thicker batter these peanut butter waffles do take a little while to cook.
My waffle iron is frankly enormous. It makes waffles the size of dinner plates. But I was still able to get about four thick waffles out of one batch of batter. So you could probably get six to eight normal sized waffles out of one batch of batter. Certainly enough to feed a hungry family of four.
Yum! Doesn’t that look delicious! When topping your waffle, You can go with tradition and top it with maple syrup. Or you can top it with jelly or jam in the classic school lunch style. Either way whipped cream is a must! 😉 Any way you top these peanut butter waffles is delicious! They aren’t super sweet so you don’t have to worry about sugar overload.
These waffles are also great for a birthday breakfast. Since the recipe is so quick this week, I wanted to share a simple DIY that will create a new family birthday tradition. At graduation parties or weddings you always have a guest book, I thought it’d be wonderful to make a tablecloth for each family member that people can sign on their birthday. So you will have the well wishes and sweet notes of all the people you love throughout your birthdays.
The only things you need to make this tablecloth is:
- 4 yards of fabric (I like the clean look of black fabric)
- Sewing machine
- Permanent or fabric markers (Metallic markers show up the best on black fabric)
Start by folding your fabric in half and cutting it. You will have two pieces of fabric 2 yards long. Sew the two pieces together lengthwise along the salvage edge. This will give you a rectangle of about 6 feet by 90 inches (not subtracting the seam allowance).
To clean up and finish the edges, start by folding the fabric in half lining up the cut edges. Take a ruler or yard stick and place it along the cut edges to make sure the ends are even. If there’s an excess of fabric, just trim it so it’s nice and straight.
Once you have nice straight edges, you can either fold over a half inch and stitch to create a hem. Or if you have a hemming foot, which I highly recommend, you can easily hem the edge like I did (pictured above). You can hem the tablecloth all the way around or just the cut ends if the salvage edges are nicely bound.
When you are going to use it for a party, place a plastic tablecloth underneath the DIY tablecloth. This will prevent your markers from bleeding through and marking up your table. This tablecloth is washable just make sure to set signatures and messages if necessary. It should say on the packaging or the markers themselves if they need to be heat set or not. Continue to have people sign it until it’s completely filled up. Then you can make another one. 😀
It’s really special to have all the birthday messages your loved ones leave year after year. 🙂 And if breakfast is your preferred birthday dinner, you really need to try these waffles. They really are delicious.
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I just had the wonderful idea of creating a waffle cake! The idea is so delicious that it just might have to be a blog post someday. I hope you enjoy this peanut butter waffle recipe as soon as possible and let me know what you think. Next time I’ll be bringing you some great products to start fall off right. Until then hopefully your back to school preparations are going smoothly. Please remember you are always welcome at Home with Heartland.