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There are SO many ways to top off waffles! I love to get creative when making waffles so I have some fun topper ideas for you below that you are sure to love!
Waffle Topper Idea 1- Kid Tested, Parents Approved
It’s hard to meet up with friends and do the dinner thing because most of my friends have kids and typically we all need to be home pretty early. When I realized that my free time is around 10 am on the weekends, I decided to see if some of my friends wanted to get together for brunch at my house instead of heading our for our typical evening activities. They loved the idea!
The idea for making waffles with different waffle toppers came to mind. Everyone LOVES waffles, and Van’s makes fabulous Gluten Free waffles!
1. Berries and Banana with Whip Cream
I decided to treat the kiddos and let them get creative with their waffles, adding some fruit toppings and whipped cream. I decided to use the Van’s Gluten Free Blueberry waffles because it just makes sense with these waffle toppers! Van’s Blueberry Waffles are certified gluten-free and made with 23 grams of gluten-free whole grains, including brown rice. They’re sweetened with fruit juice for a light, crispy, delicious taste that is also egg- and dairy-free. You can find Van’s waffles at grocery stores, mass merchandisers and natural food retailers nationwide. To find Van’s waffles in a store near you, visit: http://www.vansfoods.com/store-locator
Once the kid brunch was in the books, I set a date and time and had my own friends over for brunch! I really wanted the kids to hang out with the adults during the brunch and not get bored…so I put them to work! Miss Caroline really wanted to slice the fruit. I had a kid-friendly knife and she went at cutting the strawberries and bananas while her mom started toasting the waffles in the toaster!
Davis was perfectly happy with his waffle topped with bananas, blueberries and whipped cream!
Alison was really into the whipped cream, but we added some fruit on her waffle and she was able to munch on her creation, too!
I think she enjoyed her tasty creation!
2. Waffle Topper Idea 2- Protein Packed Waffles
The kids had fun with those toppers for sure, but I didn’t want all that sweetness for my brunch because I prefer a protein packed breakfast. I made waffles toppers that included eggs, turkey sausage, spinach and avocado. I decided to make the eggs over-easy and to sauté the spinach, but also leave some fresh spinach, as well.
These waffle toppers were a HUGE hit with the parents! Although these ingredients are super typical, they never thought about making a breakfast with a waffle and all these favorites as toppings!
Sleepovers With Boys
My kids are at the age where sleepovers are “the thing” and we have a lot of sleepovers! But breakfast the next morning can be a struggle. Kids don’t want cereal or eggs and bacon at a sleepover… they want donuts and pastries. I knew the answer but I went ahead and asked Davis and his friends what they wanted for breakfast and they surprised me…they didn’t want donuts or pastries…they wanted pizza for breakfast.
I decided to get creative…I told the boys ok, we can have pizza for breakfast – but we are having pizza mommy’s way. They were all in!
3. Waffle Topper Idea 3 – Pizza Waffles for Breakfast
These breakfast pizzas are so fun and easy to make! The fun thing about this one is the boys wanted to make these themselves! So I put them to work.
Carson loved getting the eggs all mixed up and into the pan for scrambling.
Once the eggs were ready and the waffles were toasted in the toaster, the kids started making their pizzas with turkey sausage, scrambled eggs, cheese and salsa. You can layer however you want, but the boys chose salsa as the base, then scrambled eggs with sausage and then topping it off with cheese! I had the boys make these waffles on a pizza stone.
Once the waffle pizzas were put together, it was time to bake them in the oven at 350 degrees until the cheese is melted.
Once the waffle pizzas were done, the boys got to dig into their meal!
Let me tell you, these breakfast waffle pizzas were a HIT! The boys LOVED them and they thought I was a super cool mom to let them make their own individual little pizzas for breakfast! And because the boys had a protein-packed breakfast, when their parents picked them up, they weren’t jumping off the walls! They were not on a sugar high…they were on a protein kick.
I love getting creative and I didn’t have to put hours into these 2 meals to make them be a huge success! Everyone loved the yumminess of these waffle toppers and everyone had something they truly enjoyed for breakfast!