Breakfast/ Waffles & Pancakes

Holiday Waffles

Overhead view of green waffles placed like a Christmas tree with fruit toppings

Looking for something festive this time of year to make for breakfast? Try these whole wheat waffles made with spinach. Yes, spinach! You won’t find green food dye here, instead these get their lovely green color from the added spinach.

I was inspired by some green Christmas tree waffles I saw and knew I could make a version using spinach to dye the batter and as a bonus the spinach adds in some extra nutrition. My (almost) 5 year old was a little suspicious of these waffles at first. It took a little convincing on my behalf to get her to try these, but low and behold, she liked them. Probably helped that they were dipped in syrup, but I don’t blame her because everything is better with a little syrup.

When making these, know that each waffle maker is different, so you may need to play around with the first one in order to figure out how to perfectly cook the waffles. I use this waffle maker (it’s pretty basic, but works great) and use the medium-high setting. This helps add some crispiness to the outside. However, if you don’t eat them right away just plop them in the toaster and they will be nice and crispy on the outside.

Cut the waffles in quarters, layer on a plate, and add some fresh fruit to decorate. You are all set with a fun an healthy breakfast!

 

Holiday Waffles

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Serves: 7 waffles Cooking Time: 30 min

Ingredients

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour (we use white whole wheat flour)
  • 3 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 3/4 cup milk of choice (if using cow's milk I recommend whole milk)
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp. pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 very ripe banana
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 2 eggs

Instructions

1

Place all ingredients, except the eggs, in a blender. Blend until combined.

2

Add the eggs and blend just until eggs are mixed thoroughly (10 seconds should be all you need).

3

Poor batter into large bowl (this just makes it easier to scoop when making the waffles).

4

Preheat waffle iron and grease if needed.

5

Once waffle iron is ready, scoop 1/2 cup batter into center of waffle iron. Close and cook until complete. Repeat until all batter has been used.

6

Place on plate like a tree if you'd like. Serve with fresh fruit and/or pure maple syrup.

7

Enjoy!

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