One of the kiddos wanted waffles for breakfast Sunday – so, waffles is what she got.
To make the waffles, we use the same batter as when we make pancakes – take a look at the post for my banana pancakes. For these waffles, just leave the bananas and cinnamon.
Then, just add in the amount of chocolate chips and walnuts you want (or any variation thereof) and you’re good to go. Cook the waffles in your waffle iron, per the instructions and serve with butter and syrup, if desired.
What’s not to love about cinnamon rolls?? We love them in our house – and we don’t mind popping open a store bought can of them, they are delicious. But, I decided that I wanted to make some myself. Now, I didn’t want to roll out dough – at least not this time – so I decided to use store bought puff pastry. So, I guess they are ‘semi-homemade’ – but, so delicious!!
Puff pastry is something that I’ve started keeping on hand – there is just so much that you can do with it. I started by letting the puff pastry thaw, until I could open it up (it comes folded in thirds) and roll it out just a bit.
Then I just sprinkled on brown sugar, cinnamon and a little bit of white sugar. I just eyeballed it and added as much as ‘looked right’ to me.
Then I rolled the pastry up, being sure to not let any of the sugar and cinnamon fall out, into kind of a log.
One sheet of pastry dough easily makes 8 cinnamon rolls. To ensure that I got the rolls the same size, I started by cutting the log in half, then cut the 2 halves into half again. Eight perfectly sized cinnamon rolls!
I put the rolls onto a baking pan (on parchment paper, for easier clean up).
I baked the rolls in the oven, at 400 degrees, for about 15 – 20 minutes (until the rolls are golden brown).
Cinnamon rolls aren’t complete without a glaze! While the rolls were baking, I made a simple glaze using confectioners sugar and heavy cream. Yum!
After the rolls were done, I slathered on the delicious glaze!
They are best served warm, right out of the oven, but even reheated (or even cold) – they are still good.
I’m thinking that these cinnamon rolls may be our Christmas morning breakfast!!
This isn’t a new recipe, but a derivative of recipes I’ve shared before – take a look at the recipe for my banana pancakes and just make your pancakes without the bananas! Or, use your own go to recipe for pancakes (or even frozen pancakes) – whatever works for you!
The post is really about how I like to eat my ‘plain’ pancakes – with cookie butter!
I buy my cookie butter at Trader Joe’s, but I’ve recently seen that Walmart is selling cookie butter – I haven’t tried it though.
Refrigerated pie dough is so useful – chicken pot pies (my family loves them – you can check out my recipe here), regular pies and even small hand pies. It seems like I always have some in my refrigerator.
This is the pie crust that I used. Honestly, I really prefer the Great Value (Wal-Mart brand) pie crust, but this one was expiring before the Great Value one I had – so I used this one. You need to let it sit out a while, so that it is easier to work with.
Once the dough was a little less cold, I was able to unroll it and it was ready to use. I just used a cup to cut circles of dough (they were about 3 inch rounds). Using a pastry roller, I rolled them out a little bit.
I decided to make a fruit pie (using the Peach Jam that I’ve used before – you can see where I used it to make a Peach and Apple Tart, here). In addition to that, I decided to do a peanut butter and chocolate one (one of my daughters doesn’t care for fruit pies).
For the peach, I used maybe 1 tsp of the jam. And, for the peanut butter and chocolate – I just used a little (maybe 1 tsp, as well) creamy peanut butter and a few chocolate chips.
I just folded over the dough and crimped them edges with a fork. I sprayed a little bit of avocado oil over the top of each pie.
I baked them in a 450 degree oven, for about 15 minutes. For the second batch, I reduced it to 10 minutes as I think that 15 minutes was a little too long and they pie crust got a little too crisp for my tastes.
After they came out of the oven, I just sifted some powdered sugar over them. An easy little dessert or snack!