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I can safely say that breakfast is Easton's favorite meal of the day. Fruit, yogurt, cereal, biscuits, toast, pancakes, waffles- he loves it all. Recently he has been on a bit of a pancake kick eating as many as five mini pancakes in a sitting. Usually I just throw a few frozen Eggo Buttermilk Mini Pancakes in the microwave and serve them to him plain but on weekends we have the time to get a little more creative with our pancakes and waffles.
While in Target last week I grabbed some Eggo Buttermilk Mini Pancakes for Easton's breakfasts and grabbed a box of Eggo Wafflers Brown Sugar Cinnamon Roll for snacks too. I was happy to notice that Eggo has a new formulation that is free from artificials. All Eggo products are now made with colors and flavors from natural sources which means that my childhood favorite is now an even better option for Easton. (Be sure to look for products with the green banner!)
For a fun weekend breakfast I decided to dress up Easton's usually mini pancakes with a few things I already had on hand. You'll need:
- Eggo Buttermilk Mini Pancakes
- Vanilla Yogurt
1.) Microwave the Eggo Buttermilk Mini Pancakes according to the directions on the package and stack them on a plate.
2.) Thin out the yogurt with a little fruit juice to make a sauce.
3.) Drizzle yogurt sauce on the pancakes and top with diced strawberries and blueberries.
4.) Serve to your child (or yourself) and watch them clap with excitement.
Easton was so excited for his special breakfast that he just kept saying "wow" over and over again. He usually reserves that exclamation for Christmas decorations and theme park shows so he was clearly pretty pumped.
Inspired by my breakfast success, I decided to try and make myself an afternoon snack later that day. The Eggo Wafflers Brown Sugar Cinnamon Roll smelled delicious on their own but I'm not known for subtlety in the kitchen so I made a little topping for them. This topping looks like it would be complicated but it is actually really easy and only takes a few minutes. I used:
- Diced up apple slices (these came from a bag of pre-sliced apples in the fridge)
- 3 tablespoons of brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon butter
1.) In a small saucepan melt the butter and stir in the brown sugar.
2.) Add in the apples and coat with the the sauce.
3.) Sprinkle in a little bit of cinnamon to your preference.
4.) Let the mixture simmer on low until the apples are soft.
5.) Top toasted Eggo Wafflers with the apple mixture. Optional: add sprinkles for fun
This was so good I actually thought I was at a carnival. The crispy Eggo Wafflers were perfect under the cinnamon apples and while they wouldn't have needed syrup the brown sugar sauce made the dish. Easton noticed what I was eating and so I was a good mom and shared with him but honestly I would consider this a snack adults will love as much as kids.
This week Eggo products are on sale at Target so be sure to stock up. This offer runs through the last week in February with Eggo products for $1.99 each so check your local circular ad for details.