Think of waffles beyond the usual breakfast offering with syrup. They can be used to make sandwiches or as a base for other entrees.
Stir all ingredients together and let sit for 2 minutes.
Place 3/4 to 1-1/2 cups batter in a preheated waffle iron and bake to desired level of browning, about 3 to 5 minutes.
Serve hot OR cool and freeze in resealable plastic bags for toasting later.
For lemon-blueberry waffles, stir in 1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon peel plus 1 cup fresh blueberries to basic recipe.
For pumpkin pie waffles, stir in 1/4 cup canned pumpkin plus 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice to basic recipe.
For banana flavored waffles, stir in 1/4 cup mashed banana to basic recipe.
For cornmeal waffles, omit vanilla extract and stir in: 3 tablespoons cornmeal plus 2 teaspoons paprika.