Lately our family has become a little obsessed with sprinkles. I haven’t quite hit the add sprinkles to the broccoli phase yet but basically I have been adding sprinkles to lots of foods lately and my children could not be more thrilled. Sprinkles on yogurt? Yup! Sprinkles on smoothies? Done and done. Sprinkles on cereal? Why not! Sprinkles on fruit? You betcha. Sprinkles on toast? Who wants seconds?
Sprinkles are so simple and they make everything seem so cheerful and festive right? Plus kids (or mine at least) absolutely adore sprinkles on anything and everything. So why keep them in the cupboard waiting for a cupcake to come along and dust them off and make summer a bit more fun.
I was trying to come up with a fun breakfast for my little baby girl’s 8th birthday and immediately though waffles. We don’t make them often and everyone loves waffles right? Especially when served with bacon. So as I was whipping up the breakfast waffles I decided to add some sprinkles in and it was a huge hit. I did experiment with different types of sprinkles, different recipes, using funfetti cake mix and so on and the simple recipe below was the winner. The waffles are fluffy and light and not overly sweet. Perfect for drizzling pure maple syrup or have at it with a little whipped cream and fresh fruit! You turn 8 once in a lifetime right? Let’s do this.
PS: I know many of you have children just getting out of school or close to the last day of school and this would be a perfect breakfast to kick off summer vaca.