We are all about peaches over here at our house lately. It seems the peach season seems to sneak up on me every year. I have had big, beautiful peaches falling from our tree for several weeks now and I finally decided to bottle them yesterday. Why does that never sound fun? I’m not sure if it’s the sticky mess it creates, or the fact your feet hurt after standing for hours and hours. Whatever it is, I always know it’s worth it once I see those beautiful peach bottles filled to the brim with beautiful peach slices. I guess it’s just like in life. Anything worthwhile, takes a little extra effort and care, right?
Well, today I thought I would share with you some of my favorite peach recipes. We have been making several of these recipes the past couple weeks and they are delicious! Last night I was up to my eyeballs in peaches, so I decided to come up with a waffle recipe that was infused with lots of peach flavor. I love pureeing fruit and adding it to cakes and batters. It’s a great way to cut down on the fat in recipes and give your dishes a little extra pop of flavor. These waffles have pureed peaches in them and then they are topped with homemade peach syrup. It was an appropriate dinner for our peach extravaganza yesterday 😉 Happy peach days!
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- 1 cup peach puree (just pureed or chopped peaches)
- 1/3 cup canola oil
- 3 cups milk
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 1 tsp. salt
- 3 eggs
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 Tbls. baking powder
- 4 cups flour (can use half wheat and half white flour)
- Puree or chop the peaches (with skins removed) and place into a large mixing bowl. Add the oil, milk, sugar, salt and eggs to the mixture and whisk together until smooth. Add the remaining ingredients and continue to whisk together until the batter is smooth and there are no longer any lumps. If the batter is too thick, add a little more milk to thin it out a little, or if it is too runny, add just enough flour to make the batter thick enough to stay in the waffle iron. Heat a waffle iron to medium heat, spray with cooking spray and pour a 1/3 cup of the batter onto the waffle iron. Cook the waffle until golden brown and serve with the peach syrup.
- For the peach syrup, I just puree in my food processor several peaches (that have the skins removed), add enough sugar to your liking (I like less sugar so you can really taste the peach). Let the peach puree and the sugar simmer on the stove and then add a couple teaspoons of lemon juice and a couple tablespoons of butter to help it be a little creamy. Serve the hot syrup over the waffles with more fresh peaches.