There is nothing like breakfast that is bright and cheery to start your morning.
My vibrant 2-year-old daughter requested pink waffles and her brother loved the idea but insisted on it being blue.
I tried to meet somewhere in the middle, without having minions protests and rally by the kitchen counter.
Ever so often I will give in to their crazy requests, just to keep their hearts happy and content.
I colored the waffles with my favorite electric food colorings and added some sprinkles to the mix.
This recipe is very easy but you will have to portion the waffle batter out into 3 bowls in order to create the effect throughout the waffles.
I also as a bonus added some extra sprinkles on top of the batter once I put them on the waffle iron. Once I removed the waffles, I sprayed more nonstick and repeated the process. It is a little bit laboring but the color effects are truly worth it.
What you're going to need
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon sugar 1 tbsp+1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 1/3 cups milk 1/2 cup vegetable oil 2 eggs 1 teaspoon clear vanilla extract 2 teaspoons strawberry extract 6 tablespoons rainbow sprinkles * Americolor Electric Pink Food Coloring Americolor Electric Blue Food Coloring Americolor Electric Purple Food Coloring
For the toppings you can use your favorite syrup or melted white chocolate. And for special occasions take it up a notch and add a little whipping cream with sprinkles. Serve fresh fruit on the side.
Now it's time to preheat your waffle iron. Keep cooking spray on hand as you will need this for each batch of waffles.
I used a 4 square waffle iron but if you have a round waffle iron you may have to adjust the batter out to suit.
The number of waffles will also vary on the depth of your waffle iron.
If I say waffle iron one more time will I win a prize?
These waffles take a bit of assembly so you will need to get three medium bowls and spoons to make the separate colors for the waffles.
In a medium-sized bowl sift all the dry ingredients, excluding the sugar and sprinkles.
In a large bowl whisk eggs until fluffy. Add in the vegetable oil, milk, sugar, and extracts. Gradually add in the dry ingredients.
Once the batter is smooth you will need to separate the batter equally between three bowls.
To each of the three bowls, you will add 2 tablespoons sprinkles into each one.
For the first bowl add 2 drops electric blue and mix. If it is not bright enough add one more drop. You want it to resemble sky blue.
For the second bowl add about 3 drops until you get a bright pink hue. It will resemble cotton candy pink.
For the third bowl add 2 drops pink and 3 drops purple.
Now for every waffle you will need just about 2 tablespoons of each color per square. Fill the squares evenly then cover the iron and cook until the steam stops.
This recipe is perfect for playdates, special birthday celebrations.
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