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Late Bloomin’ {With Lemon Poppy Seed Waffles}

When I was in high school, the cool kids had driver’s licenses and unlimited access to cable TV.  They went to parties and sports camps, and they knew things I didn’t–like where they had been The Day Kurt Cobain Overdosed.

Meanwhile, I raided my mom’s closet for, say, a linen vest that would look good over a mock turtleneck.

My fashion choices were questionable, but I didn’t know that.  I was pretty cut-off from popular culture: I didn’t read Seventeen or People magazine, I didn’t have a driver’s license, and I wasn’t allowed to watch MTV because my parents viewed it as a gateway to childhood behavioral issues, teenage sex, and adult unemployment.

It wasn’t ideal, but I got by with a boom box and my Michael Bolton tapes.  I knew I was behind the coolness curve, but I had finally learned how to shave my legs, so. . . you know.  There was that.

Of course, shaving my legs didn’t keep me from being cast as a dude in the school play, but that’s neither here nor there.

These waffles go out to the late bloomers like me out there.  Because these waffles were a late bloomin’ idea.  Why did it take years before I thought to combine waffles with lemon poppy seed muffins?  I don’t know.  And p.s.–there are a lot of things I don’t know.  Like what band released the Thriller album and who Luke Perry played on 90210.

First I tried lemon poppy seed pancakes.  Disaster.  Then I tried lemon poppy seed waffles with whole wheat flour.  Too heavy.  I played around with this a lot, much to Scott’s delight–which turned into fear, which turned into “OH MY GOD CAN WE PLEASE NOT HAVE POPPY SEEDS FOR DINNER AGAIN.”

One last thing: Who ARE those people who get beautiful photographs of syrup mid-pour?  Are they aliens?  Because I tried and I got syrup on the camera, the floor, and my hair (in that order).

Lemon Poppy Seed Waffles {Download & Print Recipe}

Adapted from this regular waffle recipe.


2 eggs

2 c. flour

1 3/4 c. milk

1 stick butter, melted

2 tbsp. sugar

4 tsp. baking powder

2 tsp. poppy seeds

1 tsp. lemon extract

1/4 tsp. salt

zest from 1 lemon


Preheat a waffle iron.  In a medium bowl, beat the eggs well with a whisk.  Add the other ingredients and whisk until smooth.  Pour batter into the waffle iron per the manufacturer’s instructions and cook to desired doneness.

A shoe, a bone, an iPad: my three peeps at play.

UPDATE:  I have been informed by loyal reader Laurie that Kurt Cobain did not die of an overdose.  I stand corrected, but I totally proved my own point and I wasn’t even trying.