Elle goes to a really awesome daycare these days. One with a hired full-time chef, who makes all of their meals from scratch, and makes sure that there isn’t any possibility of her encountering a food allergy. Prior to that, she went to another daycare, which I really liked, but they served a lot of processed, frozen meals, and I could never guarantee that she wouldn’t encounter something that had been cross-contaminated with an allergen. On top of that, I really didn’t like her eating 70% of her meals from a can or the freezer.
Needless to say, I packed all of her breakfast, lunches and snacks. I asked for a menu from the daycare, so I could make her healthier, safe meals that were similar to what all of the other kids were eating, so she wouldn’t feel like she was missing out. Let me tell you… if I packed her homemade spaghetti when the other kids were eating chicken nuggets… she wouldn’t touch the spaghetti.
One of the popular breakfast items on the menu at the daycare was waffles. My kid loves anything sweet, so syrup is a sure thing for her (we buy 100% organic maple syrup). Here is my version of home made waffles:
Home Made Waffles
- 2 cups whole milk*
- 2 tbsp vinegar
- 1.5 cups unbleached flour
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 2 large eggs
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- 1 tbsp honey
Combine milk and vinegar in a small bowl, and allow to sit for 5 minutes. Warm up waffle maker.
Meanwhile, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Add in milk/vinegar mix and stir. Whisk in eggs, one at a time. Lastly, add in butter and honey and mix thoroughly.
Pour batter into hot waffle maker, and cook until done. Serve with warmed maple syrup and fresh fruit.
*Note: this recipe will work with 1% or 2% milk, but here is the reason why we choose to use whole milk in all of our recipes.