If you’re like me, you are looking for easy meals that the entire family will like. It’s a bonus if we can think of something fun, but the thought of coming up with something creative and new can be overwhelming. I have the perfect idea for you—an easy waffle recipe inspired breakfast for dinner.
Waffle boards look trendy and enticing, but when it comes to breakfast for dinner you aren’t reinventing the wheel. Best of all, you can make this a family night by cooking with your children.
Cooking with kids is a great way to bond and create memories, all while reinforcing life-skills, math, and direction following.
You’ll love how easy creating this beautiful waffle board is. And your family will love shaking things up for a family night.
Let’s get into how you can put together an easy waffle board for an amazing breakfast for dinner family night.
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What You Need for an Amazing Breakfast for Dinner
Creating a beautiful breakfast for dinner waffle board doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, breakfast may be the easiest meal to make.
We love teaming up with BJ’s to bring you great posts like these. We were able to find everything we needed there.
When creating a waffle board, you start with the obvious—waffles. So, keep reading for my easy waffle recipe.
But in addition to that, you may add a number of delicious breakfast foods. We included ready-made muffins, yogurt, granola, and a variety of fruit.
Shopping List for a Delicious Waffle Board
Here is a quick shopping list of the items we purchased at BJ’ Wholesale Club to make our waffle board. You may want to add other toppings to your liking for your waffles such as whipped cream, honey, peanut butter, chocolate chips, pecans, and raspberries… this delicious whipped cinnamon pumpkin butter! Honestly, your imagination is your only limitation.
- Swiss Granola
- Vanilla Greek Yogurt
- Organic Maple Syrup
- Chocolate Hazelnut Spread
- Orange Peach Mango Juice
- Fresh Bakery Muffins
- Easy Waffle Recipe
Chicken and Waffles Breakfast for Dinner
An awesome way to make your waffle board feel more like dinner is creating a spin on chicken and waffles. Using a package of frozen breaded chicken makes it so easy. Simply bake and enjoy.
Follow these easy directions to create your chicken and waffle board:
- Start by washing and preparing your fruit. Also, set out the butter to warm at this time.
- (Optional, if you want to add meat) Bake the chicken (follow package directions).
- While the chicken is baking, make the waffles.
- When the chicken is finished baking, turn the oven down to 200°F. Keep the cooked waffles and baked chicken in the warm oven while you arrange everything on the board. Place the bowls of yogurt, granola, and chocolate hazelnut spread on the board.
- Warm the maple syrup in a decorative pourer and place it on, or near, the board.
- Cut the warm waffles into quarters and arrange them (and the chicken) on the board. Tuck in muffins for support or in large empty spaces.
- Garnish with the fresh fruit.
- Serve your chicken and waffles directly while everything is warm. Yumm-o!
Easy Waffle Recipe
Here is our favorite waffle recipe. I hope you find it easy. I suppose I could have left the cinnamon out to make it easier but it makes them just that much better.
I think your kids will love this waffle recipe. Mine do.
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 cup milk
- 2 eggs
- 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted
- In a bowl, whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon; set aside.
- In another bowl, whisk milk and eggs; pour over flour mixture, and whisk gently to combine being sure to avoid overmixing. Whisk in melted butter.
- Cook waffles in preheated waffle maker until golden brown and crisp.
Tips on How to Cook With Kids for Family Night
When it comes to cooking with kids it’s very important to think ahead first, and then to live in the moment. You could do a waffle board on your own and save time, but I intended to have a fun family night. These tips will help you get organized and to maximize the fun during your breakfast for dinner family night.
1) Plan Ahead
Be sure to have all of your ingredients before you start. This will avoid a stressful moment if you have a surprise partway through your cooking.
Also, use aprons or have the children in clothing you don’t mind getting messy. Do whatever you need to have a stress-free experience. Everyone will enjoy it so much more.
2) Expect a Mess
Be aware of your personality type. When you’re cooking with kids it’s time to let go. Messes happen, and it’s all part of the experience. Your child isn’t intentionally being messy it’s just part of the learning process.
3) Take Your Time
Speaking of the process, be sure to enjoy this special time with your children. Creating your waffle board will mean more to them than actually eating it. Expect that cooking may take longer than usual.
Keep yourself in the right frame of mind to not sweat the small stuff.
4) Teach Food Hygiene
Now, more than ever, it’s important to teach your children healthy habits. Be sure to talk about cleanliness, salmonella, and other food safety topics.
5) Teachable Moments
Older children can help read the recipe and find ingredients. Talk about the different steps to the recipe and who will do what. This sets an expectation that will detour disagreements.
As you are cooking be sure to build vocabulary by using correct terms. Cooking is a great opportunity to learn science, math, and even geography as you talk about matter, measuring, and the origins of the meal.
6) Have Fun
This is my one, and most important, word of advice. We miss out on so much with our children as we fill our days, all while striving for perfection.
To enjoy life with your child surrender.
Let go of the hurry, worry, and perfection. It’s time to be messy and make mistakes.
Allow yourself to be silly. It will free your spirit and open your heart to the joys of childhood.
Waffle Board Breakfast for Dinner Tips Video
Final Thought on Our Breakfast for Dinner Family Night
My kids enjoy this waffle recipe, but more importantly, they love making it with me.
Mealtime is when families come together. We talk about our day. We share laughs. And we create memories.
All while eating delicious food.
This easy waffle recipe inspired breakfast for dinner family night is just what we needed during these extraordinary times. A little comfort food can go a long way.
If you would like something really comforting, and decadent, on your table for your breakfast for dinner, I recommend this wonderful cinnamon roll recipe.
Do you have a waffle recipe that you love? Let me know in a comment below!