Picture Recipe for Kid Chefs
The Game Plan
How Long it Will Take with Kid Chefs
Makes 10 square waffles or 4 large Belgian-style waffles
Suggested Serving Size
Little Kids (age 3 and under): 1 square waffle or ¼ a Belgian-style waffle, with 1 cup fruit and ¼ cup ricotta
Bigger Kids (age 4-14): 2 square waffles, or ½ a Belgian-style waffle, with 1 cup fruit and ¼ cup ricotta
Adults (age 15+): 3-4 square waffles or 1 large Belgian-style waffle, with 1 cup fruit and ¼ cup ricotta
What kind of milk should we use?
Any milk of your choice. You might want to check out our guide: What kind of dairy is right for my family?
What does “neutral oil” mean?
It means an oil that has a neutral taste (as opposed to olive oil, which has a distinct taste).
Canola oil is the most well-known type of neutral oil. We recommend avocado oil or sunflower oil instead, because they have more health benefits, but canola oil is fine to use if you prefer.
Coconut oil is another option, but be aware that some brands taste more coconut-y than others. You also have to microwave it before using (to melt it into a liquid state).
Where’s the syrup?
Try topping the waffles with our “fancy” toppings (ricotta and fruit). If you are missing the syrup, go ahead and add some 100% pure maple syrup or honey.
Gluten or wheat free?
We especially like Cup4Cup flour as a substitute.
Grown-up Pro Tips
We like serving these with ricotta on top for some protein to balance out the carbs. It will help keep you fuller for longer (and it’s tasty!) If that’s not your family’s cup of tea, we suggest whipped cream or Greek yogurt as an alternative.
Check your waffle iron’s manual to find out the suggested batter amount and cook time for each waffle (Google to find the manual if you don’t have yours any longer!).
THIS RECIPE IS DIETICIAN APPROVED!
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Dietary Needs and Substitutions
Recipe as Written
Recipe Can be Made
To make dairy free:
Use 1 ¾ cups nut or soy milk instead of cow milk.
Skip ricotta topping
To make egg free:
Mix 2 Tablespoons flax seed meal and 6 Tablespoons water, let sit for 5 minutes. Use in place of eggs.
To make vegan:
Follow dairy-free and egg-free suggestions, plus use 1 Tablespoon agave syrup or natural maple syrup instead of honey.
To make wheat/gluten free:
Use 1 ½ cups gluten-free flour (we like Cup4Cup)
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