Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Homemade Flip Flop Waffles

Breakfast during the week in our house is definitely a challenge. Trying to get the kids off to school in the morning, speed sometimes trumps nutrition. Breakfast options are frequently Pop Tarts, sugar cereals, mini bagels and a family favorite: Flip Flop Waffles.

On weekends, we generally have more time to make breakfasts. Unfortunately, my kids have come to expect the likes of S'mores Pop Tarts, Cookie Crisp Cereal and of course, Flip Flop Waffles. I've therefore developed a technique for making Flip Flop waffles at home. Additionally, I've taken it a step further to satisfy my pancake-loving daughter, Carly.



The steps are pretty simple. Follow the usual recipe for pancakes/waffles on the back of the box of pancake mix (I use the the Original pancake mix, rather than the just-add-water one. Occasionally, I'll make the mix from scratch).







After mixing up the batter, split it into two equal parts. To one half, add some vanilla extract. To the other half, add cocoa powder.





Mix up the two halves of the batter. Use quarter-cup measuring cups to create pancakes and waffles that are half vanilla and half chocolate. Cook as usual and enjoy!

5 comments:

Brian Grossman said...

This Saturday, I tried making Vanilla-Strawberry waffles. For the strawberry side, I mushed up two ripe strawberries and added it to the batter... along with some red food coloring for effect. It was yummy!

Bob Flynn said...

This is nothing short of amazing! Well done. I'm gonna start a petition to bring back Waffle Wednesday!!!!

Krishna said...

may i have breakfast at your house?

my sister says you should try making patriotic waffles...blueberries, strawberries and vanilla :)

Krishna said...

may i have breakfast at your house?

my sister says you should try making patriotic waffles...blueberries, strawberries and vanilla :)

Brian Grossman said...

Today I tried adding powered lemonade mix to my waffle batter... it did not go well.

I thought it was ok, but my son and older daughter were not so happy.

D'oh