Thursday, October 29, 2009


Breakfast food is a favorite of mine. It really is a "Comfort Food" to me. I got this recipe from my mom, many years ago. It is the recipe she used when I was growing up and I have never found another recipe that is better than this. And don't even think about using a boxed, store bought mix for waffles or pancakes at my house. Thats just not right.


2 cups self rising flour
2 tbsp. sugar
2 eggs (well beaten)
1/3 c. melted shortening
1 1/4 cup milk

Mix flour & sugar, beat in eggs, add milk and stir in melted shortening. Cook on a preheated, greased waffle iron.

It just doesn't get any easier than this! We usually quadruple the recipe and freeze the extras for weekday breakfasts. We take them out of the freezer, pop in the toaster, warm them up and enjoy! Its been years since I have made the recipe as stated, so I don't remember how many 1 batch makes...probably 6 or 8.

Like everything else, I have tweaked this recipe to fit into our different eating habits here goes.

I don't ever buy self-rising flour. I use a mixture of fresh ground wheat and plain, unbleached flour. Then you have to add 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder and 1/2 tsp. salt for each cup of flour. Using all fresh ground wheat, made it taste too different so I need to experiment more with it.

I use coconut oil instead of melted shortening.

I use 1/2 white sugar and 1/2 sucanat.

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  1. These sound great!! Thanks for sharing!
    Many blessings! (I'm a Mississippian, too!)

  2. Hi Donna!!! I tried to email you but it came back to me! I just wanted to say THANK YOU for the awesome gift you sent us! My son LOVED his little gift bag (that was so very thoughtful) and I now have some awesome towels/pot holder to decorate for the fall! LOVE it! And the ROCK!!!!

    Have a great day


  3. You are welcome! I loved the little blinkie necklace that we sent your son! Enjoy your fall!


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