Being a mom of four kids, I’ve had my share of burned toast, heavy as a brick pancakes and meat the texture of gum that I would still be chewing had it not been for the discreetly placed napkin on Mother’s Day. And while I’m not a fan of pancakes, I love, love, love light and fluffy waffles. Here’s a recipe that I came up with for kids to make for Mom on Mother’s day that’s sure to hit the spot.
Maple bacon waffles topped with fresh strawberries.The bacon stays crispy inside the waffle, is slightly salty, and tastes divine with the maple flavor from the syrup. The berries are tart and sweet at the same time and combined with the waffle are a real winner. Make mom a treat this Mother’s Day with this delish dish.
You can also make mom a gift she can keep forever with our easy for kids to make Mother’s Day craft, Lettuce Give Mom Roses found in our craft section. To all the Moms out there – Happy Mother’s Day!!
What you'll need:
One basket of strawberries
1 Tablespoon sugar & 1 Tablespoon maple syrup
4 slices bacon, cooked until crisp and crumbled
2 cups baking mix (like Bisquick)
2 Tablespoons butter – melted and cooled
2 Tablespoons maple syrup
1 - 1/3 cups milk
1 teaspoon orange zest
How to make it:
Cook your bacon in a skillet until crispy. Drain on a paper towel and then crumble or chop into small pieces. Set aside.
In a large bowl combine the baking mix, bacon, and orange zest.
In a separate bowl combine the egg, butter, syrup and milk.
Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir to mix. There will be lumps in your batter but don’t worry about that. Set the batter aside to rest for about 10 minutes.
Clean and cut your strawberries into quarters and toss with the sugar and syrup. Let them sit for about 5-10 minutes until the sugar dissolves and forms juicy syrup.
Plug in your waffle iron and wait until it comes to temperature. Pour ½ cup of the waffle batter into your waffle iron and wait until the indicator like shows that your waffle is done. Waffle irons vary in size and shape. One half cup is the perfect amount for my standard round waffle iron but your waffle iron size might be larger so adjust the amount of batter accordingly.
When your waffle is done, top with a bit more melted butter and spoon some of the strawberries and their juice on top of your waffle. Top with a dusting of powder sugar or even whipped cream and a bit of mint and you are all set. Yummy!
Lettuce give Mom Roses: Click on the picture to make this fun craft for Mom.