Rainbow Waffles

Rainbow Waffles

“Sarah, you’re the best cook ever!”

I truly never thought I’d hear anyone utter those words & it really made my day when Evan did this morning. Apparently all it takes is a little food coloring to constitute a culinary genius- I’m okay with this.

You know my rule about Sunday morning breakfast: calories don’t count  with my stepson visiting us for summer break, Sunday breakfast had to be particularly guilt-inducing. I could have just made plain waffles, but food tastes better when it’s multi-colored; I’ve decided.

While time consuming, these weren’t particularly hard & all you need is Bisquik (or any other pancake/waffle mix- extra points if you know how to make it from scratch. I certainly don’t), and some food coloring.

1. Mix the waffle mix up and divide it into 4 separate bowls- if you want to be super scientifically accurate, you could do 7, but…aint nobody got time for that (is that still a thing?).

2. Using your food coloring, color each bowl a separate color- I did red, yellow, blue, & green.

3. This step is a thousand times easier, and makes the rainbow come out neater if you use squeeze bottles, but this was kind of a spur of the moment idea, so I didn’t have any. Starting in the middle, spoon a small amount of batter into the middle of a waffle maker, and immediately spoon the next color all the way around it. Continue this until you’ve reached your last color and filled the entire surface of the waffle maker’s griddle.

Clearly it doesn’t have to be perfect. CLEARLY.

Once your waffle is cooked, remove it from the waffle maker and cut in half. Spray some whipped cream at the bottoms for clouds & you have one kid-approved super fun breakfast & that’s the best way to start a Sunday.

*this post originally appeared on my former blog, Sarahtonin, on June 8, 2014. 

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