You haven’t truly lived until you’ve learned about calcium channels in sperm from a man whose last name is Dick.

That’s where I’m at right now.

I also had some seriously local ice cream (like, they raise the cows on campus in a totally grass-fed organic way) as a second lunch yesterday, exactly two hours before our 5PM dinner, and have been drinking hard cider and staring at the gorges (which really are lovely so long as you choose to ignore the fact that they have recived many a suicide victim into their stone cold arms) like it’s my job.

Never mind that my job is to be taking copious notes. You read that first sentence. So not happening.


Anyway, it hasn’t been all bad. But after being served the worst sandwich of my life yesterday, I was struck with a thought: breakfast for dinner. At conferences. Lets make this a thing.

I mean…who doesnt love unexpected pancakes in their day? It would make all of the attendees so.much.happier.

And really…when else do you get to drink beer with your waffles and not feel slightly guilty about it?

When I’m right, I’m right.


Heck, I would even settle for breakfast for breakfast instead of the weird bagels and danishes they’ve been giving us. Word to the wise – don’t try to serve true blue New Yorkers non-New York bagels. Just don’t.

Suffice it to say that I have some serious plans to get these waffles into my life again the second I get home. Not only do they contain my favorite summer fruit…but they are also the perfect vessel for that ice cream I plan on smuggling home with me.

And let’s face it…if there’s anything better than breakfast for dinner…it’s ice cream for breakfast for dinner.


Cherry Almond Muffin Waffles
Makes 4, adapted from Taste and Tell


  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1 cup frozen cherries
  • melted butter (for the waffle iron)


  1. Whisk together the flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder in a large bowl. Make a well in the center and add in the vegetable oil, egg, buttermilk, and almond extract. Stir together until just combined. Stir in the frozen cherries.
  2. Heat the waffle iron and brush with melted butter. Ladle the batter onto the iron and cook according to waffle iron instructions.


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57 Responses to Cherry Almond Muffin Waffles

  1. I adore breakfast for dinner! I’d happily eat these awesome waffles though anytime of day, really. They look wonderful. Hang in there with the conference! And eat more ice cream. πŸ™‚

  2. Totally digging these! Also, I didn’t know NY bagels were a thing! I NEED to get one this weekend!

  3. I loooooove cherries, theyre so summery and perfect. And what’s more perfect is your idea of ice cream for breakfast for dinner. I have some experiments to run now…

  4. Yikes, I’d sneak out for ice cream instead of every meal. And waffles and ice cream? One of my favorite things ever!

  5. Simply Life says:

    These do look perfect for any time of day!

  6. Terrific idea ! I make pancakes for dinner at times too! Delicious recipe – love the added cherries!

  7. Monica says:

    Nice! Makes me want to buy a waffle maker.

  8. These look awesome. I’m confused what a muffin waffle is…like muffin batter in a waffle iron? Looks yummm regardless πŸ™‚ I haven’t had some good breakfast food in a while. Maybe I should cook some up this wknd!

  9. Johanna GGG says:

    please let this be the food at the next conference I attend – and preferably not straight after Professor Dick’s presentation – might put me off my food πŸ™‚

  10. Oh man, conference food is the worst. I have faith you can soldier through, though!

  11. OohLookBel says:

    I am all for breakfast at any time of day. And these amazing waffles would be perfect 24×7, too.

  12. Conference food is always frightening. Sperm talk doesn’t sound all that fun, but these waffles sound amazing! And I have cherries in the freezer πŸ™‚ (sperm, cherries, Dick…food porn takes on a whole new meaning today)

  13. bellini says:

    I’m in like flint Joanne.

  14. Sam says:

    NO! I just ate ALL of my cherries. And I want these waffles. Right now.

    Also, say hi to Ithaca for me. I miss it. And yes, the bagels up there aren’t as good, but at CTB you can drink beer (and eat a bagel) and look at the gorges.

  15. I’m all about brinner, who needs a crappy sandwich anyway? Gorgeous looking recipe and pics.

  16. Amy says:

    I’m making chocolate oatmeal for dinner tonight! Huzzah! Also? Sperm talk, bad. Waffles with cherries, good.

  17. Kristin says:

    Oh, those look awesome! I wish I’d found them before I used up all eleven pounds of cherries I picked last weekend!

  18. Saving this for my daughter she is the pancake/waffle maker in our house and these look great!

  19. That Girl says:

    Loving the idea of beer with waffles – have you done a beer batter waffle? That would be a great savory dinner.

  20. Ashley says:

    I love waffles, and I love fruit… these look perfect!

  21. Where’d you go for ice cream?! We need a cone date asap πŸ˜‰ Also, these waffles… gimme!!!

  22. Lynn says:

    These look divine – must try.

  23. Dixya says:

    i will take breakfast for dinner any time and if it involves cherries – also for snack and lunch πŸ™‚

  24. cindspectus says:

    Ugh, conference food. The last one I went to they did a pretty good job at catering to vegetarians for the entire week, and then the last night we had a nice “banquet”…not a vegetarian protein to be seen. But I had lots of potatoes and mushy carrots, yum.

    I’d much rather have some waffles!

  25. Eileen says:

    These waffles sound AMAZING. I’m thinking I need to get as many cherries as possible this weekend at the farmer’s market, so I can pit and freeze them all for future waffle application. πŸ™‚

  26. So true Joanne. I used to always marvel at conferences in NY, PA and NJ that were serving some crappy Aramark bagels instead of real bagels. Still hoping you make it to Moosewood!

  27. Love breakfast for dinner! Especially when it’s something that looks THIS good!

  28. Oh too funny! ahahahahaha! Well it sounds like you’re finding ways to amuse yourself at least. And these waffles are the bomb!

  29. Erica Berman says:

    I love the cherry almond combo and always love sweet breakfast treats for dinner.

    So funny about your professor! At UofT there was a prof in the criminology dept named Dr. Dube, who taught about drug use. That used to make me and my friends laugh.

    P.S. My family are New Yorkers but I have to tell you, Toronto bagels are just as good!

  30. Gloria Baker says:

    These waffles look delicious Joanne!!

  31. Gah conference food is the worst!! These waffles should totally be served instead!

  32. sandra says:

    I love Moosewood Restaurant (so that’s the name)! I hope you get to go while in Ithaca! it would be a shame to miss it.

  33. Pam says:

    These waffles would make any boring conference much better. They look beautiful and delicious.

  34. I long gave up conference food. Airbnb all the way. Although we did ice cream for breakfast on my birthday.. Ice cream does not travel so well, ha. πŸ™‚

  35. Your first sentence is making me laugh my ass off! You crack me up! These waffles look scrumptious πŸ™‚

  36. G’day! Your first sentence sucked me right in, true!
    GREAT combination flavor for your waffles…I could eat waffles any time night or day too!
    Cheers! Joanne

  37. Kari says:

    Cherries and almonds are a match made in heaven. In waffle form? Incredible!

  38. Um. The conference sounds amazing. ESPECIALLY because of that first sentence ahahahahaaaaaa

    anyway these waffles look perfect!

  39. Hotly Spiced says:

    Poor Dick. He gets a dud name and then he takes the wrong job. I’m sure he could do with a plate of your waffles xx

  40. The texture of these looks great! And breakfast for dinner sounds good to me!

  41. Yum, yum, yum,yum,yum!! I saw you pictures on my phone this morning and this is all I have been thinking of. I soooooooo want these for breakfast on Sunday!!

  42. we totally made pancakes for dinner last night because it rained and i had a headache. breakfast for dinner is acceptable any night πŸ˜‰

  43. Bwahahaha, he was born to the job! Waffles for supper works for me πŸ™‚

  44. I want these waffles – they sound AMAZING!!

  45. Sippity Sup says:

    I’ve been a blogger five years and I still don’t understand “readers” like feedly. Somebody out there send me a tutorial. GREG

  46. elly says:

    We have breakfast for dinner a few times a month. I love how easy it is, and it’s always a family-pleaser. I’ll have to try these with some almond or coconut milk in place of the buttermilk. Cherries + anything = an instant favorite.

  47. Dining Alone says:

    I had Italian Ice for dinner last night, so I am definitely feeling you on this. Sorry the subject matter is such a bore.

  48. Cherry and almond= heaven! Reminds me of bakewell tart πŸ™‚
    I just put in a grocery order which included a bag of frozen cherries but annoyingly got sent cranberries instead ..I’ve never used cranberries so any ideas would be welcome!

  49. grace says:

    cherry almond muffins are a personal favorite, so i know this to be a particularly winning combination. bravo!

  50. cherries and almond go so well together! yum πŸ™‚

  51. Great flavor for a waffle. I need to get out my waffle iron more often.

  52. Nutmeg Nanny says:

    Oh wow, what an amazing waffle recipe! Cherry & almond πŸ™‚ too perfect!

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