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!