April 29, 2012 by Flora Dawn
- In a large bowl, mix together the rice, cornstarch, potato starch, cinnamon, sugar, baking powder and salt.
- In small bowl, whisk together eggs, oil, vanilla, and milk. Add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients and sit until combined.
- In a small bowl, combine the cinnamon and sugars for the topping.
- Preheat a waffle iron, greasing the iron if necessary. Pour the necessary amount of batter into preheated iron and sprinkle liberally with the cinnamon-sugar. Cook until golden and crisp. Carefully remove waffle from iron and continue with remaining batter. (You might want to make the last waffle plain, to try to absorb any leftover cinnamon-sugar stuck in the waffle iron).
I think it’s difficult for most people to resist a cinnamon roll or cinnamon toast. The warm bread and the sweet cinnamon-sugar crunch; there is no doubt, cinnamon and sugar are a winning combination.
I love waffles. They don’t really need a lot of crazy embellishments, because a good waffle, is well, good enough. However, I read about waffles with a cinnamon-sugar topping baked right in, so I had to make my own version.
They are super yummy, they’re the perfect comfort food for breakfast. It’s got the flavor of a freshly baked cinnamon roll or warm cinnamon toast, but all wrapped into a waffle.
Because it is sweet, we opted to only add a dab of butter. However, I think some chopped nuts or maybe a thin icing drizzled over top would look spectacular for a special occasion breakfast or brunch.
I made these in my Belgian waffle iron, but a regular iron should work just fine. Also, I should warn you, when all is said and done, you are left with a rather gooey, sticky waffle iron. After I unplugged my waffle iron, I place a few damp paper towels on top of the grates and closed the waffle iron. The steam helped soften the stuck on cinnamon-sugar residue and after a few rounds of wet paper towels, my waffle iron was almost clean.
These waffles are really good, but if you have your own favorite waffle recipe or mix, you could just add the cinnamon-sugar topping to get the same effect.