Vanilla Show

Chef Jeff gets a little sweet and a little savory today because is all about vanilla.  He’s flipping things up on the food truck with grilled vanilla-citrus chicken, creamy bread pudding, and two sweet breakfast treats.



1. Preheat a waffle iron according to manufacturers instructions.  If you plan to hold the waffles until serving time, preheat the oven to 200 degrees.

2. In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. In another bowl, add buttermilk, eggs, and vanilla; whisk together until thoroughly mixed.

3. Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour in the wet ingredients. Blending together gently until the ingredients are well combined, but don’t over mix. Add butter in a slow stream and blend until the butter is incorporated.

4. For red velvet waffle mix, split batter in half. Add and 5 drops of red food coloring into batter and mix will. Pour red velvet batter on waffle iron and cook waffles until crispy and golden brown. Place on a plate and top with whole pecans and maple syrup.

5. Repeat the process with vanilla waffles mix. Mix Greek yogurt and cinnamon. Top waffles with yogurt, bacon and maple syrup. Garnish with fresh mint. 

  • 1 ¾ c. all-purpose flour
  • 4 tsp. sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 2 c. buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • ¾ stick unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • 5 drops of red food coloring
  • ¼ c. whole pecans
  • ½ c. plain Greek yogurt
  • ¼ tsp. cinnamon
  • ½ c. of cooked bacon
  • Maple syrup
  • Fresh mint, for garnish
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