French Cruller Waffles with Browned Butter Maple Syrup Sauce

Who doesn’t love breakfast? Saturday mornings are looked forward to here because more often than not it means a cooked breakfast. As a little girl I remember waking up on Saturday mornings to the smell of my dad cooking breakfast on the BBQ (something he still loves to do even if it’s just for him and mum). Bacon, eggs, home fries and toast were always on the menu but when we would go out for breakfast I loved nothing more than a big stack of chocolate chip pancakes (so wait how is this post about waffles? Please bear with me!)

These days berry pancakes or crepes with lemon curd are often found on our breakfast table. I love a good brioche french toast (which is also great for dessert!) Of late though the most used appliance in my kitchen has been the waffle iron. It even came away with us recently on a family trip to the lake (we had waffle everything, including these). I had seen on Pinterest the idea of Wonuts (waffle doughnuts) and knew we had to try it (stay tuned for churro waffles at some point in the future). The night before our waffle irons trip to the lake I had a vision of french cruller waffles. Dr B’s favourite doughnuts from Tim Horton’s are crullers. They are sweet and slightly crispy on the outside but almost custard like and melty on the inside. They are made from a dough that is essentially a choux pastry and just like choux they puff right up as they cook and are so light and fluffy.

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