One of my favorite things to do is travel, and one of my favorite things about traveling is eating all of the new and different foods. Hello YUM! There’s just something about trying new things… and getting new ideas for things I can try to recreate! That being said, this next statement won’t come as a shock to you, while on my most recent trip to New York my husband picked up lunch for me one day consisting of Waffle Dogs and my first thought was, “I bet I could make these at home!”
It didn’t take long to start playing with different ideas and ended up coming up with a quick and totally easy at-home version of Waffle Dogs on a Stick.
This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/Rubbermaid®. All text and opinions are my own.
There are so many ways to mix this up for variety and to make it work! I used skewer sticks for ours, but popsicle sticks would work as well. This square waffle maker makes for great waffle sticks when cut, but a round waffle maker would work as well giving triangle shaped waffle dogs when cut for a fun twist.
- 1 3/4 cups flour
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 2 lg eggs
- 1 3/4 cups milk
- 1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled
- 2 tsp vanilla
- Hot dogs
- Skewer sticks
- 1 cup pure maple syrup
- 1 orange, zested and juiced
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
- Pinch of sea salt
- Mix up your favorite waffle mix, paleo, gluten free or keto are all fine as well!
- In a large mixing bowl combine all wet ingredients together and beat until blended.
- In another bowl add dry ingredients and slowly add to the wet ingredients. Don't over mix.
- Slice hot dogs in half and depending on the thickness of the hot dog, it would be good to slice lengthwise as well. Skewer and set aside.
- Grease and pre-heat your waffle maker. Add some batter to the waffle maker and set your skewered hot dogs on top, pressing in to the batter. Spoon more batter on top of the hot dogs and close waffle iron as best as you can. After a few minutes, when the bottom of the waffles are cooked, lift off waffle maker, flip and make sure the other side is cooked through.
- Remove from waffle maker and slice.
- Make the syrup by combining the maple syrup, orange zest & juice, lemon juice, and salt in a medium saucepan. Simmer for about 10-15 minutes until reduced a bit. Dip or glaze your waffle dogs and enjoy!
My husband and I both actually love to cook and create in the kitchen. In fact, I think cheese just might be part of my love language. That and baking. But being a working mom and at times a traveling mom, means it there isn’t always the time for recipe creation and big meal prep. I also find it better for our budget, for meal prep and for planning to make things in bulk. When it came to our Waffle Dogs, we made a sweet version with apple chicken sausage and a savory version with beef franks. I cooked up what we needed for our fill, and then promptly whipped up some extra batter to have extra waffles for the week!
With having Rubbermaid BRILLIANCE leak-proof food storage containers on hand, I knew I could make my family these pre-made breakfast or snacks for the rest of the week, including extra orange maple glaze! I have to say, when I first opened up the box, I thought these Rubbermaid storage containers would be just like any other food storage container we’ve used, but I was thoroughly impressed. Not only are the containers sturdy and feel hearty, the lids snap on in a way that really does showcase that 100% leak-proof guarantee. The clear BPA-free (important!) material is stain resistant as well, and they’re totally stackable making for better organization (also important!) in the refrigerator.
You mommas will know, it is hard to leave your babies. Whether it be for a night or for a week… or even just for busy mornings, you feel better about that separation or busy time if you are still giving them as much of “you” as you can. Part of what I like to leave with my family is pre-made meals or snacks, because my family is made up of some good eaters, just like their momma.