Crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, with a little crunch from the pecans. Keep waffles warm in the oven as they complete cooking and come off the waffle iron. The ricotta adds tenderness, richness, and great texture to the waffles. Breakfast, brunch, or breakfast-for-dinner never looked better! Serve with butter, maple syrup, and additional pecans, if desired.
If you don't have maple extract, go ahead and use vanilla as a substitute. For those busy mornings or when time is at a premium, freeze the waffles individually on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Once frozen, put them in a resealable plastic bag, and then into the freezer. Add the frozen waffle to the toaster and cook until warmed through.