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PBR Waffles

by Nick

This is a rule: You have to use PBR for this recipe.

Will you be able to make this waffle using any sort of light beer? Why certainly.

Will it be light and fluffy on the inside and crispy and delicious on the outside? Probably.

Will it go equally well with whipped cream, berries, and maple syrup? Yes, of course.

But PBR is awesome and there’s no better way to impress your friends then by cracking a can of it open at 9AM.

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6 waffles
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 (12 ounce can) Pabst Blue Ribbon
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 pinch salt
  • Whipped cream
  • Berries
  • Maple syrup

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Directions

1) Stir together flour with baking powder and salt.

2) Stir in beer. Then stir in milk, eggs, honey, vanilla, and melted butter. Let batter sit for a few minutes.

3) Pour batter into hot waffle maker and cook according to instructions.

4) Repeat until waffles are done. Top with berries and whipped cream. Serve with butter and maple syrup.

Making the Batter

Waffle batter is pretty simple to whip up. Besides the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, salt) you need just a few other things.

A whole can of PBR being the most notable.

ingredients

The basics.

If you happen to have friends over (or a significant other) do not be concerned if they stare at you strangely while you pour a whole can of beer into a bowl of flour.

If you happen to be married to a particularly snarky person, they may make a comment like:

“Our house smells like a frat house.”

Simply ignore them and know that they will be forgiving you when you serve them the best waffle they’ve ever had.

But yes. Pour the whole can of beer into the bowl.

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A whole can!

Then stir in the eggs, milk, vanilla, honey, and melted butter and your batter is done!

If you’re in a rush, you can use this right away, but it’ll be best if you let it sit for 15-30 minutes.

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Finished batter.

The Equipment

I’m not really into kitchen devices that only do one thing. Don’t even get me started on the avocado slicer.

But, if you want to make waffles, you pretty much have to have a waffle maker. I recently upgraded my waffle maker to this beautiful double-sided waffle maker from Waring. It’s pretty professional and makes killer waffles.

It’s also the easiest clean up of any waffle maker I’ve seen.

It’s a beast of a machine and a bit on the expensive side, but it does what it’s supposed to do very well.

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Professional.

Toppings

Waffles are all about the toppings in my mind. Good maple syrup and butter go without saying, but some other stuff doesn’t hurt.

I made some quick whipped cream with vanilla and chopped up a few berries.

For those that think homemade whipped cream is a lot of work, you can get really good at it. Using a cold metal bowl, cold whipping cream, and a good whisk, I can make homemade whipped cream in under a minute.

toppings

Just some fun toppings.

Depending on the waffle maker that you are using, you’ll probably have to vary the batter amount and cooking time, but for my waffle maker, I used about 2/3 cup of batter per waffles and cooked them for about 4-5 minutes.

They turned out really nice and crispy and light and fluffy on the inside.

And no… you can’t taste the beer in the final product. Although you could probably taste it if you used something really heavy which I advise against.

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Quit waffling over whether to make this.

It’s a really simple waffle recipe and, of course, you can use any beer you want.

It’s hands down the best basic waffle recipe I’ve ever used though.

Give it a shot if you’re a waffle lover! You’ll never go back!

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14 comments on “PBR Waffles

  1. I LOVE cooking with beer but never would have thought to make a breakfast food! I may have to un-retire my waffle maker for this one.

  2. I have that waffle maker too, I love it! Your recipe really caught my attention. I never would have thought of using beer in my waffles, now thanks to you I’m going to give it a try., thanks for sharing!

  3. I think I need to make these if only to see the look on my husband’s face when he opens the fridge and sees the six pack of PBR!

  4. I love you man! (yes, that’s the beer talking)

    This just jumped up to #1 on my list and it will be made Sunday morning. We make waffles a lot and use the exact same waffle maker.

    Pinned it! Have a great weekend, Nick.

  5. Could you make pancakes with this batter? My fiance LOVES PBR and I thought this would be a great birthday meal for him, but we don’t have a waffle maker.

  6. This is one of my favorite posts of your’s in awhile, for the following reasons:

    1. Beer at breakfast is only for the bold, and I appreciate this a lot. I will do this.
    2. I like the PBR colour coordinated toppings.
    3. I found something to disagree with. I have an avocado slicer. Mine is made of green, flexible plastic an I bought it at target. I use it at least twice a week (our typical avocado consumption) and I love it. I am quite certain it has save me a trip to the ER and it only cost a few bucks.
    4. I have to agree with you though, how about the “quesidilla maker”?? I went to a wedding shower once and the couple got not one but TWO of these useless items. What the??? http://www.target.com/p/el-paso-quesadilla-maker/-/A-10391696
    Nice post. Meg

    1. Not on mine, but it’s a really easy cleanup. Cleanup will vary depending on your waffle maker and also your batter estimations…

  7. I used club soda when I made these waffles this morning because I only had an IPA in the fridge and didnt really want to test the girlfriend’s patience right before breakfast. They were delicious. Will try with PBR too.

  8. I love PBR! Swap the honey and vanilla for something spicy and you probably have a pretty awesome fish batter.

  9. I finally tried this recipe out this morning and I have to agree. Definitely the best waffle recipe I have ever used.

  10. We cook with PBR all the time, so I can’t wait to try this recipe! Thanks so much for posting this!

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