In celebration of Vegan MoFo, I’m doing a month of themed dinner party ideas! Here’s the theme for the second week…
Slide your pillow into the ties of your sleeping bag. Grab your coziest flannel pajamas and a flashlight for telling scary stories under the covers. Be prepared to dish all of the dirt regarding your current crush and leave the sleeping mask at home, because the night will be filled with a marathon of Say Anything, Some Kind of Wonderful, and Clueless. That’s right, friends, we’re having a pajama party.
To kick things off, we’ll start with an appetizer of apple cinnamon waffle sticks. In the battle of pancakes versus waffles, waffles always win. While I enjoy the crisp outer edges of pancakes, waffles are even better because every nook and cranny provides a satisfying crunch and a little bowl for holding sticky sweet maple syrup. Poor pancakes never stood a chance.
To make these waffle sticks, I turned to Bobbie’s enticing apple cinnamon waffle recipe on The Vegan Crew. It has all of those fall flavors that make you feel warm and cozy, like wearing fuzzy slippers. Made with plenty of grated apple, this recipe is ideal if you’ve recently visited a haunted apple orchard. (My husband also says that these are the best waffles ever. High praise!) The waffles can be made ahead of time, frozen, and toasted later in the toaster oven as hunger strikes after several rounds of Celebrity. Or make them fresh, cut the waffles into slices, and serve them in cups that have been filled with a few squeezes of maple syrup for dipping.