My kids LOVE when I “celebrate” holidays by making festive foods. I don’t always love throwing food color into everything so I’m trying to do better at using natural foods to liven things up. I was going to make some patriotic blender wheat pancakes for dinner but the kids insisted on waffles instead so I decided to give it a try! Here’s a little video showing my experiment 🙂
Patriotic Blender Wheat Waffle Recipe
1 1/2 cups wheat kernels
1 2/3 cups milk (can use powdered milk equivalent)
2 T. sugar
1 T. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 medium banana (mashed)
6 T. vegetable oil
2 large eggs (can use powdered egg equivalent)
Pour wheat kernels and milk into a blender. I used a BlendTec but any blender will do. Blend at high speed until wheat is completely ground and batter is smooth. Add remaining ingredients and blend just until combined.
Pour batter into a waffle maker 1/2 cup at a time. Sprinkle chocolate chips over top if desired. I use a Cuisinart Classic Waffle Maker and have loved it. While cooking the waffles, prepare the fruit compote. Mix 2 cups strawberries with 2 T. sugar and enough water to hydrate it. Mix 1 cup blueberries with 1 T. sugar and enough water to hydrate. Allow fruit mixtures to sit for a few minutes, then blend them up with a hand blender, food processor or in your regular blender if you feel like cleaning it inbetween. I used a little hand blender I impulse bought from Costco a few years back and have not regretted since.
Decorate your waffle with the fruit mixtures and top with readywhip and enjoy a beautiful 4th of July themed breakfast with your family!
-Jodi Weiss Schroeder