Breakfast of Champions

When I was a kid, my parents made waffles most Sunday mornings. We would listen to Breakfast with the Beatles on the radio and grate up fuji apples for the batter and top them with grated coconut and sesame seeds. After breakfast we would drive to Fort Bragg to play soccer, then sometimes we would go to the beach and drive home all sandy and tired and ready for dinner and the Simpsons. I think food memories are part of what makes a family. 

Jeffery and I couldn't wait until after our wedding to have a waffle iron. So we took it off the registry and laid down the big bucks. We've been making waffles weekly, experimenting with different recipes. This one is cinnamon and sesame.

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Jeffery can't resist the opportunity to make anything into a sandwich. Sweet and savory in every bite.

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Only the best: 100% pure Trader Joe's maple syrup.

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Kitty likes to watch us eat from under the table. He wishes he were human on waffle mornings. Those are my new favorite pajama bottoms, J. Crew chambray.

Soccer practice tonight to work off those calories! What are your fondest food memories?

Update: I decided to add the recipe, because it's a good one.

Cinnamon Sesame Waffles

(makes 8-10)

3 tablespoons light brown sugar

3 cups whole wheat flower

1.5 tablespoons baking powder

3/4 teaspoon baking soda

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

3/4 teaspoon salt

2 3/4 cups milk

1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

3 large eggs

sprinkle of sesame seeds

1. Combine dry ingredients, then add milk, oil and eggs; whisk until blended and smooth. Let rest 5 minutes before using.

2. Pour batter into waffle iron and sprinkle with sesame seeds. For best results, serve immediately and top with butter, pure maple syrup and a fried egg.