At dinner the other night we asked the kids what they thought we needed to do to prep for the start of school next week. I have been making lists with things like back packs, clothing, morning check lists, school supplies. My big boy said we need peanut butter, honey, bread, and waffles. Of course! I was thinking about the details that would get us through the whole year. He was thinking of what we needed the first week. It was a great reminder to continue to ask for the kids perspective.
My littlest calls waffles: “waff waffs”. With the waffle request in I started thinking about how to bulk the recipe up. How to give the kids a great breakfast to fuel them for the morning. This recipe made about 12 large waffles that break into four peices. I broke them up and froze them so they can grab 2 of the quarter pieces each morning. If you don’t have a waffle iron this recipe can also make pancakes. Here is what I came up with:
- 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
- 2 1/4 cup whole wheat flour (I love King Arthur White Whole Wheat Flour)
- 5 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 6 eggs
- 3 cups milk (+maybe a little more)
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 ripe pealed peach
- 1/2 cup canola oil or melted butter
- Mix the dry ingredients togehter in a big bowl.
- In a blender put in banana, peach, and milk. Blend. If the total liquid is under 4 cups add a enough milk to make it 4 cups. Add the eggs and oil. Blend.
- Add the liquid from the blender to the dry ingredients. Mix well, but not too well. Lumps are OK.
- Make the waffles or pancake the way you like to.
I am sure these waffles will see lots of maple syrup. I am hoping to convince them that dipping in yogurt or peanut butter is a good idea too.