We are a pan­cake house– pri­mar­ily because we’re lazy. Waf­fle irons are hard to clean and I always seem to end up either tear­ing them or burn­ing them. Yet, the allure of the waf­fle still remains. Those lit­tle inden­ta­tions to catch syrup and a crisp edge… yum.

Imag­ine my extreme hap­pi­ness upon see­ing this pan, on sale no less:

I have a pretty strict no-nonstick rule in our house, but for as often as we’ll use this I had to break my own rule. This cute pan turned out adorable lit­tle pan­cakes with a crispy edge and, with the help of some canola non-stick spray, each pan­cake was easy to pop out of pan. These par­tic­u­lar pan­cakes were the Banana Pecan pan­cakes (sans pecans) from VWaV.

Served along­side our sta­ple sun-dried tomato tofu scram­ble, it made for a sim­ply fab­u­lous break­fast with no torn waf­fles or frus­trated cry­ing to speak of.

Sun Dried Tomato Scramble

1 pack­age water-packed firm tofu
1 medium yel­low union, diced
1 tbsp. dried oregano
1 tbsp. dried basil
1/2 cup sun dried toma­toes, drained and chopped (pureed in proces­sor, if pos­si­ble)
1 large car­rot, sliced into thin discs
3 cups fresh baby spinach, rinsed
1/4 cup sweet corn
1/4 cup kalmata olives, chopped

Drain and press tofu. In a large pan, heat 1 tbsp. oil on medium heat and sautee onion for 5–8 min­utes, until translu­cent. Add the oregano and basil and com­bine, adding a bit more oil if the mix­ture begins to stick. Crum­ble tofu on top and mix well. Add the sun dried toma­toes and car­rot and mix to com­bine. Top with spinach and cover with a lid to wilt. Lower heat to low-medium and let cook for about 5 min­utes. Stir to incor­po­rate the wilted spinach and add the corn and olives. Con­tinue to cook on low until heated through.

Serves 3.

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6 Responses to waffley cakes

  1. Josiane says:

    It’s din­ner time, and now I’m crav­ing break­fast food! Yum! It looks fantastic.

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  3. T says:

    Aww, adorable! I never saw a pan like that before and now I want one!

  4. Mandee says:

    What cute, lit­tle waf­fley cakes! I have a waf­fle pan and it’s much eas­ier to clean than a waffler-maker machine.

  5. This scram­ble looks great! We just might have to try that this week as a way to start off the work week with a full, happy tummy!