My daughter took a quick peek in the refrigerator and spotted the strawberries. She declared that we should make strawberry waffles and suggested that we share this recipe with you as a perfect Valentine’s Day breakfast. We love colorful food, but like to avoid artificial colors so we are always looking to the rainbow that is fruits and vegetables. Beautiful red strawberries are a great way to bring the color of Valentine’s Day to your breakfast table without including any harmful ingredients. Since we are talking about Juggling Systems and Kitchen Organization this week at the Real Food Experience, I want to mention that one of my favorite quick-cooking tips is to make a larger – than – you need batch. These waffles freeze nicely and can then be defrosted or toasted for a quick breakfast or lunch on another day.
- 1½ Cups White Whole Wheat Flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs
- 1¾ cup milk
- ¼ cup coconut oil (melted)
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 cup strawberries, chopped small
- Additional strawberries for garnish
- Butter for the waffle iron
- Preheat Waffle Iron
- Using a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
- Add in your wet ingredients: eggs, milk, melted coconut oil, and honey.
- Stir till well combined.
- Butter the waffle iron to reduce sticking each time you put in batter.
- Ladle waffle batter into the waffle iron and sprinkle strawberries into each waffle. Don't overdo it.
- Follow the manufacturer's directions to make the waffles.
- I usually check mine when the steam coming out of the iron slows down.
- Garnish with additional strawberries and serve with warm maple syrup.
I did have some strawberries sticking to the waffle iron. I found that less is more. When I used smaller strawberries and not as many, there was a lot less sticking.
I hope you enjoy these as much as we do. They were a big hit with everyone. The color is pretty and the strawberries add a nice little touch of sweetness.
What is your favorite Valentine’s Day breakfast? Do you like to include fruit with your breakfast on a regular basis? Do you have your kids/grandkids help you in the kitchen?
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