The holidays are a crazy time of year, but it's supposed to be about those little moments. The moments when you see your kids' eyes light up with delight. This time of year always reminds me that my girls see Christmas magic in the smallest things. These Berry Rudolph Waffles are definitely one of those ways.
Berry Rudolph Waffles
Can you resist the cuteness?! The best part about these is that they are so easy to make. Too often, we as parents put pressure on ourselves to make everything in our lives pristine.
It honestly doesn't take much to be a hero in the eyes of your children. Creativity and imagination go a long way, but it's often the effort that they remember the best. My kids are always so appreciative of these waffles and they bring on the smiles each time. Besides, bacon + waffle is always a winning combination in my household!
Berry Rudolph Waffles Recipe
- 1 cup flour
- 1 ½ tsp baking powder
- 1 tbsp sugar
- ¼ tsp salt
- 2 eggs
- ¼ cup milk
- ¼ cup Minute Maid Berry Punch
- 2 tbsp melted butter
- ½ cup chopped strawberries
- ½ tbsp orange zested
- 2 cups blueberries
- ½ strawberry
- 2 slices of banana
- 2 pieces of cooked turkey bacon
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl. On a warm, greased waffle iron pour the batter so that half of the iron is covered. Close the waffle iron and let it cook.
- Cut the ears off of the bottom of the waffle so that that face becomes narrow as compared to how it was round.
- Place the ears up top with the turkey bacon sticking out of the top like antlers. Place the banana slices in the place of eyes and place the blueberries on top of each one.
- Place the sliced strawberry at the bottom to create the nose.
A few last tips
Obviously there are so many shortcuts you can take with a recipe like this one. You can always shorten your cooking time even more with a pre-made, store bought mix. Don't have a waffle maker? No worries. Just buy some frozen waffles and likely your kids will never know the difference! Enjoy!