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Remember earlier this week I mentioned my son is the most picky eater…ever? Yes, he is. That’s why I have to make things like Spinach & Blueberry Waffles!
I made these thinking my daughter would likely be the only one to eat them and of course my husband and I. I just knew as soon as my son discovered the green, he would be opposed to eating them. He surprised me though! He kept on eating! What? I think my jaw hit the table. I used my food processor to chop up about a cup of spinach then I added it to the waffles. The great thing about chopping up spinach is you get the nutrition without the taste. I can easily disguise it in foods and he gets a boost of veggies.
He hates veggies with a passion, the boy will barely eat the bad stuff like french fries too. He just does not like them. I was told recently by a few dieticians though that they actually get just as much good from fruit as they do veggies. So, she said although you keep trying to introduce them to the veggies, it’s not the end of the world if they just don’t like them.
That was like a weight off my shoulders. I was stressing myself out about getting those veggies in.
When I made these waffles, I had my daughter in mind to give her some extra iron because she loves waffles. It’s an added bonus that my son fell in love with these too. I will now be batch cooking them so that I have a bunch on hand for quick breakfast items. Of course, that’s when he’ll decide he doesn’t like them anymore, but I plan on trying!
I used my Belgian waffle maker for these so this recipe only made 4 waffles, if you are using a regular waffle maker it should make 8.
Now…time for breakfast!
Enjoy your breakfast!
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- 1 2/3 Cup Milk
- 2 Eggs
- 2 Tbsp Water
- 2 Cups of Flour, or Gluten Free All Purpose Flour, I use Better Batter.
- 2 Tbsp of Brown Sugar
- 1 Tbsp Baking Powder
- 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1/2 Cup Frozen Blueberry
- 1 Cup Whole Fresh Spinach, (Finely Chopped)
- Begin by chopping your cup of whole fresh spinach and set aside.
- I started by preheating the waffle iron. Then, I mixed the ingredients in order in a stand mixer, folding in the berries and spinach at the end.
- I poured a small amount of the mixture over the waffle iron until the green light comes on and the waffles are done.
- Simply follow the instructions with your waffle maker.
- Serve them with syrup, butter, or your favorite toppings!
- Makes 4 Belgian Waffles or 8 Traditional Waffles