The Baker Upstairs: August 2022

8.14.2022

10 Delicious Waffle Recipes

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10 Delicious Waffle Recipes - These waffles are delicious and perfect for breakfast, and easy to make!
10 Delicious Waffle Recipes - These waffles are delicious and perfect for breakfast, and easy to make!
Who doesn't love a good waffle recipe? They're a favorite at my house, especially for my picky toddler, and we always have them on hand in the freezer. I love that there are so many different flavor combinations for waffles out there, but they're all totally delicious! I'm sharing ten of my favorite waffle recipes with you below. Happy brunching!
Chocolate Chip Waffles
These chocolate chip waffles are totally delicious, and so easy to make. They're the perfect way to start the day!
10 Delicious Waffle Recipes - These waffles are delicious and perfect for breakfast, and easy to make!
Homemade Eggo Waffles
These homemade Eggo waffles are so easy to make and taste way better than store-bought!
10 Delicious Waffle Recipes - These waffles are delicious and perfect for breakfast, and easy to make!
Honey Cornbread Waffles
These honey cornbread waffles are made with simple ingredients, and so delicious! They're a fun and tasty twist on waffles for breakfast!
10 Delicious Waffle Recipes - These waffles are delicious and perfect for breakfast, and easy to make!
Belgian Waffles
These belgian waffles are soft and fluffy, and easy to make!
10 Delicious Waffle Recipes - These waffles are delicious and perfect for breakfast, and easy to make!
Birthday Cake Waffles
These birthday cake waffles are so delicious, easy to make, and perfect for a special birthday breakfast!
10 Delicious Waffle Recipes - These waffles are delicious and perfect for breakfast, and easy to make!
Blueberry Buttermilk Waffles
These blueberry buttermilk waffles are crisp on the outside, light and tender on the inside, and so delicious!
10 Delicious Waffle Recipes - These waffles are delicious and perfect for breakfast, and easy to make!
Cinnamon Waffles with Peach Syrup
These cinnamon waffles with peach syrup are so delicious, and so simple to make!
10 Delicious Waffle Recipes - These waffles are delicious and perfect for breakfast, and easy to make!
Golden Butter Waffles
These amazing homemade golden butter waffles are crisp on the outside, fluffy on the inside, and so delicious!
10 Delicious Waffle Recipes - These waffles are delicious and perfect for breakfast, and easy to make!
Nutella Banana Waffle Sandwiches
These Nutella banana waffle sandwiches are so easy to make, and simply delicious!
10 Delicious Waffle Recipes - These waffles are delicious and perfect for breakfast, and easy to make!
Cinnamon Banana Waffles
These cinnamon banana waffles have the perfect banana flavor. They're easy to make, and totally delicious!
10 Delicious Waffle Recipes - These waffles are delicious and perfect for breakfast, and easy to make!

8.10.2022

Chocolate Chip Waffles

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These chocolate chip waffles are totally delicious, and so easy to make. They're the perfect way to start the day!
These chocolate chip waffles are totally delicious, and so easy to make. They're the perfect way to start the day!
I've mentioned my undying love for my little army of mini waffle makers before, but I just can't get enough of them! When you have a picky toddler in the house who seems to subsist on air alone, but will never turn down a waffle, you start getting a little creative with all of your waffle flavors! These chocolate chip waffles are totally delicious, and so easy to make. They're perfect for a special occasion breakfast (or any time you need a slightly decadent start to your day). They're crisp on the outside, light and fluffy in the middle, and freeze beautifully, so it's easy to make a big batch and freeze the leftovers for another day.
These chocolate chip waffles are totally delicious, and so easy to make. They're the perfect way to start the day!
If you don't have a mini waffle maker, you could definitely make these in a regular waffle maker instead. I love that the mini waffles fit into the toaster just like Eggo waffles, so it's easy for my kids to warm them up on their own when they want waffles for breakfast. These waffles taste great all on their own, but my kids especially love them with some whipped cream and a little chocolate syrup drizzled on top. They kind of veer into dessert territory at that point, but what's life without the occasional dessert for breakfast? :)
Chocolate Chip Waffles

1/2 cup butter, cut into pieces
1 3/4 cups buttermilk
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 eggs
2 cups flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup mini chocolate chips

Add the butter and buttermilk to a small bowl or measuring cup, and heat in the microwave for one minute and thirty seconds, or until the butter is melted. Whisk in the vanilla and set aside. In a large bowl, beat the eggs until fluffy. Add the buttermilk mixture and stir to combine. Add the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar, and mix until just combined (small lumps are okay). Let sit five minutes. While the batter is resting, preheat the waffle iron. Pour the batter onto the waffle iron and sprinkle with mini chocolate chips. Cook according to the waffle maker's directions. (For my mini waffle maker, 1/4 cup of batter cooked for 3-4 minutes was perfect.)
These chocolate chip waffles are totally delicious, and so easy to make. They're the perfect way to start the day!

8.08.2022

Peach Crumb Bars

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These delicious peach crumb bars have a sweet and buttery crumb mixture, surrounding juicy and tender peaches. They're perfect for summer!
These delicious peach crumb bars have a sweet and buttery crumb mixture, surrounding juicy and tender peaches. They're perfect for summer!
I mentioned yesterday that it's finally peach season in Oregon, and it's the absolute best! I am completely in love with fresh peaches, and all of the delicious things I can make with them. Yesterday I shared a post with a list of some of my favorite peach recipes, and these peach crumb bars are another perennial favorite at my house. They're easy to make (the hardest part is peeling the peaches) and they taste absolutely amazing!
These delicious peach crumb bars have a sweet and buttery crumb mixture, surrounding juicy and tender peaches. They're perfect for summer!
These peach crumb bars have two layers of buttery sweet crumb, with juicy fresh peaches in between. The recipe makes a big batch, so they're perfect for bringing to a potluck (or enjoying all by yourself after the kids are finally in bed for the night and you actually get to sit down for the first time that day, not that I can relate or anything...). I think they're best made with fresh peaches, but if you're in a pinch you could definitely substitute drained canned peaches. During the winter I often make these peach crumb bars with home-canned peaches, and the taste brings back all of the warm memories of summer!
These delicious peach crumb bars have a sweet and buttery crumb mixture, surrounding juicy and tender peaches. They're perfect for summer!
I would recommend refrigerating the leftovers, if there are any, and I actually think they're really tasty when they're cold. My husband likes to warm them up and eat them with a scoop of ice cream on top. I mean, they are so delicious you really can't go wrong either way! 
Peach Crumb Bars

for the bars:
3 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup cold butter
1 egg, lightly beaten

for the filling:
5 cups peaches, peeled and diced (about 7 peaches)
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 cup flour
1 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Preheat the oven to 375. Line a 9 x 13 pan with parchment or spray with cooking spray. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Cut in the butter using a pastry blender or two forks, then mix in the egg to form a crumbly dough. Press half of the dough into the prepared pan.

To make the filling, toss the peaches with the lemon juice. Whisk together the flour, sugar, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg, then toss with the peach mixture. Spread the peaches over the dough in the pan, the crumble the remaining dough over the top, covering the peaches evenly. Bake 45 minutes, or until light golden brown. Let cool before cutting into squares.
These delicious peach crumb bars have a sweet and buttery crumb mixture, surrounding juicy and tender peaches. They're perfect for summer!

8.07.2022

11 Sweet Peach Recipes

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11 Sweet Peach Recipes - These peach recipes are perfect for all of your juicy summer fruit, and are simply delicious!
11 Sweet Peach Recipes - These peach recipes are perfect for all of your juicy summer fruit, and are simply delicious!
It's finally peach season here in Oregon, and I am so excited! We are planning to go peach picking as a family tomorrow morning, and I can't wait to make all of my favorite fresh peach recipes. We usually end up picking around 100 pounds of peaches at a local orchard, and I bottle most of them to have on hand throughout the year. I always set aside some peaches to bake some of our favorite peach treats, though, like peach crisp, peach pie, and peach crumb bars. If you're looking for some delicious peach inspiration, I'm sharing some of our favorite peach recipes below!
Cherry Peach Crisp
This cherry peach crisp is full of juicy summer fruit, and so easy to make. It's the perfect summer dessert!
11 Sweet Peach Recipes - These peach recipes are perfect for all of your juicy summer fruit, and are simply delicious!
Cinnamon Waffles with Peach Syrup
These cinnamon waffles with peach syrup are so delicious, and so simple to make!
11 Sweet Peach Recipes - These peach recipes are perfect for all of your juicy summer fruit, and are simply delicious!
Coconut-Crusted Tilapia with Fresh Peach Salsa
This coconut-crusted tilapia with fresh peach salsa is a super easy and flavorful dinner, and ready in just a few minutes!
11 Sweet Peach Recipes - These peach recipes are perfect for all of your juicy summer fruit, and are simply delicious!
Double Crust Peach Pie
This double crust peach pie is everything you could want in a pie! It's perfectly sweetened, with juicy fruit and a rich and buttery crust.
11 Sweet Peach Recipes - These peach recipes are perfect for all of your juicy summer fruit, and are simply delicious!
Peach Buttermilk Cake
This sweet and delicious peach buttermilk cake is the perfect way to showcase that gorgeous fresh summer fruit!
11 Sweet Peach Recipes - These peach recipes are perfect for all of your juicy summer fruit, and are simply delicious!
Peach Cobbler Smoothie
This sweet peach cobbler smoothie is a healthy and delicious way to start the day!
11 Sweet Peach Recipes - These peach recipes are perfect for all of your juicy summer fruit, and are simply delicious!
Peach Crisp Pie
This peach crisp pie is loaded with juicy fresh peaches, all covered with buttery cinnamon crisp topping!
11 Sweet Peach Recipes - These peach recipes are perfect for all of your juicy summer fruit, and are simply delicious!
Peach Sprite
This flavored soda is delicious, and perfect for a cold summer drink!
11 Sweet Peach Recipes - These peach recipes are perfect for all of your juicy summer fruit, and are simply delicious!
Peaches and Cream Scones
These scones are light and moist, and the peaches add so much great flavor!
11 Sweet Peach Recipes - These peach recipes are perfect for all of your juicy summer fruit, and are simply delicious!
Summer Fruit Freezer Jam
This summer fruit freezer jam is the perfect way to use all that delicious summer fruit! It's ready in less than thirty minutes, and stays fresh in the freezer so you can enjoy it all year long!
11 Sweet Peach Recipes - These peach recipes are perfect for all of your juicy summer fruit, and are simply delicious!
Peach Crisp Pie
Peach crisp pie - a delicious pie with sweet juicy peaches and a buttery, cinnamony, crunchy crisp topping!
11 Sweet Peach Recipes - These peach recipes are perfect for all of your juicy summer fruit, and are simply delicious!