Has anyone noticed that Foodie Tuesdays are back?! That's right, every Tuesday you can expect a favorite recipe or food tip of mine! I'm no cook and certainly don't take the best pictures, but food is such an important part of our day I figure it's time to bring back an old tradition! Today is a breakfast hack you are going to want to kiss my feet for…DIY “EGGO WAFFLES” that are cheaper, easier, and healthier! *hold your applause*
If you haven't noticed, I'm seriously into morning hacks and ways to make our morning routine go smoother (as shown in this nutso video of mine). I'm also really into hot breakfast since cereal sticks to my kids' stomachs for precisely 2.3 seconds. We love waffles in our house (I like to add flax seed and chia seeds to make them more healthy) but I don't always have time to make them (and hate the mess). I started making a HUGE batch and freezing them, then heating up as-needed just like you would an Eggo Waffle! Saved our mornings, our breakfasts, and our sanity all around. *Now you may insert roaring applause.*
See how I do it!
How to Make DIY “Eggo Waffles”:
All you need is…
- Waffle Mix (any kind will do – I price match whatever is on sale or I like the giant Krusteaz bags from Costco (you can find them on Amazon but they are less than $5 at Costco…)
- Waffle Iron
- Plastic Bags
All you do is…
- Make your waffles! I like to make a giant batch so I only have to do it once every few weeks.
- Portion in plastic bags. Let them cool first. I use gallon FREEZER bags (the “freezer” part is important!) so they stay fresh in the freezer.
- Freeze them! (Pretty self-explanatory).
When you're ready to eat them…
You can thaw them on the counter or in the fridge, or you can pull them out frozen and microwave them until heated. I like to microwave them a bit then pop them in the toaster. I'm guessing you could pop them in the toaster completely frozen like you do with Eggo waffles but I'm scared of getting electrocuted (which has never happened, but I guess you could call me overly cautious…). Lastly, you could toast them up (thawed or frozen) on a skillet on the stove.
Doesn't really matter because you slather anything with butter (or peanut butter! or Nutella!) and syrup and it would make panty hose taste good, for Heaven's sake!
Seriously, is anyone else dying over this?? It's a game-changer for sure.
What are YOUR favorite breakfast meal hacks? Share with me in the comments below, always looking for new ideas!