Cinnamon Waffles with Peaches & Cream

Long weekends are good for the soul.
Having a Friday or Monday off transforms the weekend entirely.  Anything that might be on the to do list for Saturday gets taken care of on Friday or bumped to Monday.  I try to stay in bed as long as possible on Saturday and once I do get out of bed, the only goal is to make a special breakfast.
Between the Thanksgiving and Christmas season on the horizon I'm sure hoping you have a long weekend or two and I highly suggest putting those to do lists on hold for a few hours and start out your day with a warm plate of cinnamon waffles.

I have had a pretty wonderful waffle maker ever since it was gifted to me about 5 years ago and it just doesn't make an appearance often enough.  Enter a long weekend and the perfect time to pull this sucker out.  I have a hunch yours is collecting dust too and cold holiday mornings are more than enough reason to pull it out.

There's about a thousand toppings that would make these lovely if peaches and whipped cream isn't your thing.  Good old butter and syrup... perhaps chopped pecans and bananas with a little swirl of honey... maybe a few chocolate chips and powdered sugar... whatever tickles your fancy.
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Cinnamon Waffles with Peaches & Cream
Adapted from Allrecipes.com
1 egg yolk
3 tablespoons white sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 1/4 cups + 2 tablespoons self-rising flour
1 cup warm milk
1 egg white
Optional Toppings
1 peach, thinly sliced
Fresh whipped cream, slightly sweetened
Step by Step
In a large bowl, whisk together egg yolks and sugar. Whisk in vanilla extract, butter, salt and cinnamon. Alternately mix in flour and milk until blended well.
In a separate bowl, whisk egg white until it forms soft peaks. Fold egg white into batter with a spatula and let stand for 15 minutes.
Spray preheated waffle iron with non-stick cooking spray. Pour mix onto hot waffle iron. Cook until golden brown and fluffy.  Continue until batter is gone, making sure to use cooking spray between each waffles.  

About the egg whites...
This is what you are looking for with the egg whites.  After a few minutes of whisking an egg white in a clean large bowl, you will get "soft peaks."  
You want to gently fold in the egg whites to the rest of the batter.  Mix well but just softly fold them in with a spatula so they stay nice and airy. cinnamonwaffles5