“Just Mom and the Kids” Dinnertime Waffles

On nights when Dad is going to be out for dinner, the kids and I sometimes eat a “silly dinner,” aka breakfast foods at dinnertime. Our favorite combination is waffles, sausage, and fruit, and I have posted my go-to waffle recipe below. It serves up just enough waffles for one mom and three kids, and no syrup is required because the waffles are sweet enough on their own. Enjoy!


1 c. all-purpose flour

1/2 c. whole wheat flour

2 tsp. baking powder

7 tsp. sugar

1 1/2 c. lukewarm milk

1 egg

3 T. plain yogurt

2-3 T. canola oil

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1-2 Tbsp. of rainbow sprinkles

Mix the dry ingredients (except sprinkles) in one bowl and the wet ingredients in another.* Make a well in the dry ingredients and add the wet ingredients. Stir in the sprinkles. Refrigerate for 20 minutes if you have the time. Cook in waffle iron. Enjoy!

*I use two Pyrex measuring cups – the dry ingredients go into the 4-cup Pyrex and the wet ingredients go into the 2-cup Pyrex. These are probably my most often used kitchen tools!

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  • http://www.buildingcathedrals.com/ Kellie

    looks really fun and delicious!

  • buildingcathedralstexasmommy

    Love it! I have a whole repertoire of meals I make when Dad is gone. Breakfast for dinner is definitely a highlight. Still healthy, but easy to make and clean up after (waffle I made as part of a triple batch and froze in the toaster) and the kids love it, because it is special. I don’t want them to look back on the nights dad is gone as not pleasant b/c mom was too tired to function/be nice, so we keep it simple and then read before bed!

  • jurismater

    We often do very egg-y pancakes for dinners when it’s only mom and kids. You’re right, breakfast for dinner is exciting and easy.