Smartest Meal of the Day
What It Is: If you follow me on Instagram, then you’ll see that I regularly post some ‘bonus content’ related to this blog, oftentimes related to testing things out. I recently tried out Breville’s the Smart Waffle wafflemaker, and man oh man am I impressed. Here’s the thing. As a lot of you know, I eat a primarily plant-based (i.e. vegan) diet – although I haven’t totally shut out omnivore products from my life. While I certainly don’t miss meat (not even bacon), I do miss the way eggs give breakfast quickbreads like waffles a light, crispy taste. Most of my previous homemade waffle attempts were coming out heavy and cakey, to the point where I all but turned my back on my favourite breakfast food. Until now.
The Smart Waffle is so titled because it knows the exact cooking time your waffle needs based on the general type of recipe you’re using – so for example, when I made vegan buttermilk waffles by curdling my milk with fresh lemon juice, I used the buttermilk setting to get them to crisp up just right. And right they were. Honestly, I forgot how light and airy homemade waffles could be – they were cooked perfectly every time I used this wafflemaker. It’s super easy to use too – if you pop it open and see your waffles aren’t quite done, it’s got a ‘Bit More’ button to give it a little extra cook time. Not only that, it is SO. EASY. to clean – something my husband appreciates as that’s his share of our household kitchen duties. There’s a moat to catch any stray batter, but in general it cooks so cleanly we didn’t have any stuck-on batter to deal with.
Honestly, the thing I’m most impressed with Breville’s products is how logical they are. It’s like they’ve designed appliances that think the way humans think – every feature you could want from your wafflemaker is packed into this handy kitchen appliance. Love!
Who It’s For: The newlyweds, as a sweet wedding gift. Your son or daughter, as a great housewarming pick. The empty nesters, to indulge in yummy weekend brunches.
What It Costs: $299.99
Where It’s At: You can nab it at one of the dozens of retailers across Canada that carries Breville products.
BONUS ENTRY into my Sweetgrass Rain giveaway – tell me in the comments below, what do you think of this cool gift idea? Who would you gift it to?