The convenience of frozen breakfast waffles makes it an easy way to feed a gang on a busy school morning, however the ingredient list doesn’t do much for growing kids. Enriched bleached flour and sugar are the top 2 ingredients in the boxed variety and artificial flavour and colours are part of the recipe for frozen breakfast waffles.

Making your own breakfast waffles is very easy and allows you to bump up the nutritional value of a kids favorite. If you make a double batch, you will have enough to put some in the freezer so the kids can enjoy frozen breakfast waffles in the morning before school.

TIP: Purchase a waffle maker that will make big Belgian waffles. We’ve found they cook the nicest and clean up is a snap.

This recipe starts with whole wheat flour which bumps up its fiber and protein content and includes 2 bananas for a serving of fruit – just in case they forget to put fruit on top!

If you have it on hand, a scoop of vanilla or chocolate protein powder can also be added to give these waffles a bigger boost of protein to help kids growing bodies.

TIP: If you give said waffle maker to the kids Dad for Fathers Day you can get out of making breakfast on the weekends. The kids will know where to go to get their homemade morning waffles. This strategy has been working at house for 6 years now.

Whole Wheat Frozen Breakfast Waffles

2 cups whole wheat flour
6 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp sugar
½ tsp salt
2 cups milk

8 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp vanilla extract
4 eggs separated
2 bananas mashed
chocolate chips
Mix first 4 dry ingredients in a large bowl and set aside. In a separate bowl whip milk, vanilla, oil and egg yolks together. Add to dry. Add mashed bananas & chocolate chips.

Beat egg whites with a fork or hand mixer until fluffy and almost able to form peaks. Fold into waffle mix just until combined.

Using ½ cup scoop, pour into a hot and greased waffle maker. Makes 16 waffles. Freeze leftovers so kids can pop into a toaster for healthy school morning breakfast.