Judge me if you will, but now that my kids are 12 and 15, we have really transitioned to a DIY lifestyle around here, especially when it comes to breakfast! But, every once in a while I make a fun breakfast for everyone and that’s where these easy strawberry shortcake waffles come in.
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Make Back to School Season Fun!
I always have such mixed feelings about the kids going back to school. On the one hand I am thrilled to get back on a schedule, to reclaim a little quiet time and start dreaming of cooler fall days. On the other hand, I really enjoyed living without a schedule, sleeping in, and making popsicles and ice cream cones a regular part of our meal plan.
The kids usually have some mixed feelings, too. They’re excited to get back to seeing their friends and get swept up in the anticipation of the new year, new teachers, and new routines. However, there’s no denying that they loved a complete lack of bedtime and swimming long past sundown.
Easy Before School Breakfast
I like to send them off to school with full stomachs so they can focus on the day, but I have no interest in spending all morning in the kitchen. For our first back to school breakfast we made a fun twist on strawberry shortcake using some breakfast favorites.
We start with Eggo waffles, which hilariously my daughter begged for after my husband made homemade waffles for breakfast one morning. “Daddy, can we please have the circle waffles next time?” Done!
I sliced strawberries and used some strawberry greek yogurt for the filling, although you could use the yogurt or whipped topping of your choice.
My kids are old enough that they can handle the prep on their own. However, this breakfast works for kids of all ages.
I think it’s fun to let the kids put their own breakfast together. We find that anytime they can take part in the prep, even a small part, they are much more invested in eating that meal.
Strawberry Shortcake Waffles Recipe
- Waffles – either homemade or frozen
- Sliced Strawberries
- Yogurt or whipped cream (we love strawberry greek yogurt for some added flavor and protein
- Prepare waffles
- Slice strawberries while waffles are cooking
- Layer waffles with yogurt or whipped cream and strawberries OR
- Provide small dishes of strawberries and yogurt so kids can assemble their own “shortcakes.”
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