Friday, September 12, 2008

Frugal Living Friday: Homemade "Eggo" Waffles

Welcome to Frugal Living Friday! Each week I will feature a tip that can help us stretch our budget and live more frugally! If you have a tip that you want shared on Frugal Living Friday, let me know and you could become a guest blogger for a day.

Today's topic is very simple, and I'm sure most of you already do it. I thought I would do a post on it anyway because maybe there is someone out there who could use this idea. When you make homemade waffles or pancakes for breakfast, double or triple the batch on purpose. That way you can freeze some for later. Whalla! Homemade "Eggo" waffles. We had homemade wheat waffles with cinnamon syrup for breakfast this morning. I made 20 extra waffles, fit them in this Ziploc bag, squeezed out the extra air, and now I have a few breakfasts done during the next few weeks. I love it!


Doing this does take a little extra time, but it's worth it! Your family is getting homemade goodness instead of the stuff from the store that is full of high fructose corn syrup, hydrogenated oils, and artificial colors/flavors. You know what is in these...you made them! And, it really does save money. You may think that box of Eggos at Costco is a good deal, but if you make waffles from scratch and freeze them yourself, it is still much much cheaper.

I posted my recipes above that I made today. Do you have any recipes you want to share?


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10 comments:

justusseven said...

UR a genius! Do you pop them in the toaster frozen?

Aundrea said...

Scrambled eggs are a good one to bulk make, too. I usually make a big batch on Sunday, and use the left overs for breakfast throughout the week. Just microwave and add a little cheese top.

riggsfam said...

When I click on the link for the waffle recipe, it doesn't take me anywhere. :)

Marne said...

justusseven: Yes. But I do like to microwave them a bit first to soften them, then I pop them into the toaster. My toaster makes them way too crispy if I pop them in completely frozen.

aundrea: Great idea! Thanks for sharing that tip!

riggsfam: I fixed the links to the recipes. Sorry about that!

The Miller Family said...

Just wondering how many waffles one batch of your recipe will usually make?

Marne said...

I haven't really paid attention, but I think it will make around 10 waffles or so. I have a belgian waffle maker so that will make a difference. If you have a regular waffle maker you would get more waffles.

Melissa said...

I do the same thing, but then I use them for my teething baby. He loves them frozen because it feels good on his gums, plus it is a very yummy meal that me can feed himself. Since it is frozen he can't really bite off big chunks either.

Frozen waffles are the best!

Shana said...

Hey Marne,
I think this is a fabulous idea....I do it too....my question for you is, "How do you reheat them?" I usually use my toaster, but sometimes, my waffles are so thick, the edges burn but the center stays cold....any ideas?

Shana said...

Okay, lameo. Nevermind....I just saw the previous post about microwaving them first. Great idea! I'll have to try it....next on my list of things to try....reading everything before I fire off a comment. lol!

Marne said...

No problem Shana, I do the same thing when I'm reading most of the time! We do both...microwave until it's a little thawed, then pop in the toaster to crisp!

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