Thursday, May 26, 2011

Watermelon Waffles

With summer here, I am already scrambling around for fun ideas to keep my boys busy and to avoid hearing the dreaded "We're bored!" from them! So for lunch yesterday, I got out my trusty waffle iron and made a fun summer treat: Watermelon Waffles:) These are SUPER easy to make {even easier then Rainbow Waffles} plus they are extra sweet because of the added watermelon seeds {chocolate chips}!
Start by mixing up some waffle batter using your favorite recipe or box mix. Let your little helpers get in on the action by stirring:)
Pour about 1/3 of the batter into another bowl and add some green food coloring. Add red or pink food coloring to the remaining 2/3 of the batter. You could also make these even more fun by adding in some watermelon flavoring {by adding some dried jello powder or some kool-aid mix}.
Star by pour the red colored batter in the middle, then go around the outside edge with the green batter. Spread the red around if you need to get the colors to meet, then sprinkle some chocolate chips {aka watermelon seeds} onto the red batter.
Once the waffles are done, cut them in half and you have a fun slice of watermelon waffle...just don't sprinkle salt on it:)
These would be adorable served up as dessert at a picnic and because they can be loaded up with chocolate chips, there really isn't any need for syrup!

What kind of fun treats are you making for your kiddos this summer?
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73 comments:

Amy @ Positively Splendid said...

Kelli - you are amazing! These are too much fun!! I'll be sharing this and stumbling this, for certain!

Laura said...

Oh my goodness, these are awesome!! I'm bummed that my waffle iron is square not round, but I'm going to find a way to make this work.

I'd LOVE it if you'd share this (and some of your other amazing summer ideas) at my new Summer Fun party

http://cometogetherkids.blogspot.com/2011/05/summer-fun-party.html

Laura @ Come Together Kids

Kmama said...

That is genius! My kids would absolutely love it. Again, I need to get myself a waffle maker.

Jasey @ Jasey's Crazy Daisy said...

Holy Watermelon! I {heart} these waffles! So cute! I shared them at http://www.facebook.com/JaseysCrazyDaisy

Happy Day!

Nichol said...

Kelli these are impressive, how fun. I love these!!

Lauren said...

Wow, these are adorable!

My daughter is out of school next week and you're giving me so many great ideas to keep her busy & entertained this summer.

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

SO much fun, and totally adorable! We will have to try it. I hope to make our own ziploc baggie ice cream again. It's been a couple of years, and the girls have such fun doing it.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

ok, i think these are even cuter than the pudding pops! how fun is that!

Trisha said...

Your so clever! Love those waffles :D
The treat we look forward to most in the summer....smores by the campfire :)

Angie said...

I don't have a waffle maker, but you are really making me wish I had one. Those are too cute!

KAT said...

now that is cool!
KAT

Erin said...

These are so stinkin' cute! What a great idea!

thearielroseblog said...

These are so cute and fun! I don't have any kiddos just yet, but I may have to try them out anyways! Thanks for sharing :-)

carissa said...

oh perfect for summer. i still have to find a good egg-free waffle recipe. but once i do, this will be on our breakfast menu. you're so good - you should get paid for this stuff! ; )

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

These are so stinkin' cute I can't even stand it!

Heidi@TheCraftMonkey said...

this is SO cute! my 3 year old LOVES watermelon and would totally get a kick out of this! visiting from 504 main

Amy at Ameroonie Designs said...

Really cute! i love the watermelon "seeds" too. Thanks for the great idea.
xoxo,
Amy

Gallamore West said...

Ohhhh, these are SOOO cute!! I'm making these with my boys soon for sure. Love, love, love it!
xo,
Laurie :)
p.s. Visiting from 504 Main and going to share on my FB wall!

Impulsive Addict said...

Very very cute idea!!!! Love it!!

Tru@TRU TALES FEATS said...

Interesting!

SmileMonsters said...

Please share this at Fun For Kids Friday! They look awesome with a capital A!

http://smilemonsters.blogspot.com/2011/05/fun-for-kids-friday_26.html

Jo @ SmileMonsters

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

My kids would LOVE those!

Bec@littlelucylu said...

I love this SO much!!!
I'd LOVE LOVE LOVE it if you'd be willing to link this up at Fun-day Friday at Little Lucy Lu!
(If not, no worries!:-)
GLad to find you!
~Bec
www.littlelucylu.com

Bec@littlelucylu said...

THANK YOU SO MUCH! I will feature this on LLL (not sure what day that will be yet!) P.S. I'm trying to follow you, but I think Blogger is acting up again - seems like a lot of people's "followers" box is empty - no link to click "Follow" - I'll keep trying! :-)

Katherines Corner said...

Well these are just awesome! What a fun idea, so creative and yummy too :-)

LambAround said...

WHOA! These are probably the coolest waffles I've ever seen. If you get a chance tonight, I'd love for you to link this up to my Not "Baaad" blog hop. There's a weekly prize for the best post! :)

Kristine said...

So clever!! My niece and nephew would EAT these up!!! THANK YOU!! We will def try this!!!

http://jandmseyecandy.blogspot.com/

idesign said...

aww this is so cute! love the idea :) found you over at sassy sites, come by for a visit sometime :)

Jackie
http://jaclyndesigns.blogspot.com/

Steph said...

I don't have kids, but I think I'll make these anyway! I love them!

Jaime said...

Oh my gosh, you've done it again!! I'd love for you to link up!!

http://polkadotsonparade.blogspot.com/2011/05/wow-me-wednesday-11.html

Dacia said...

What a fun idea for the kids! Love it! Visiting from TT&J

A Pretty Life in the Suburbs said...

These are so fun! Love your blog - I'm a new follower!
Jo-Anna
http://aprettylifeinthesuburbs.blogspot.com/

Happy Clippings said...

I adore this! So fun for summer!

Sassy Sites! said...

I LOVE this!! Just wanted you to know that I gave this a Saturday morning shout out over at Sassy Sites!! xoxo!!

Chef in Training said...

oh my heck! This is such a great idea! I am seriously in LOVE with these waffles! I am your newest follower and I would love it if you would check out my blog and follow me too!...Even though the button isn't showing you can still follow me by clicking "FOLLOW" on the top left side of my page along my navigation bar. Just go to my blog, scroll up to the very top of the page, and click on it! :) Thanks!
-Nikki
http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com/

Amy @ Positively Splendid said...

These made my Saturday Seven this week. LOVE this idea! http://www.positivelysplendid.com/2011/05/saturday-seven-no-13.html

Ani said...

That is such a cute idea! It's too bad my waffle iron is rectangle. Maybe I could just pour it in a semi-circle shape? That would be fun.

Lyuba @ Will Cook For Smiles said...

These are so COOL!!! What a great idea!!!

Come see me at http://willcookforsmiles.blogspot.com/

Indiri said...

What a great twist on the rainbow waffles! (and so much easier). Great idea for summer.

Anna said...

These are SO adorable! I will definitely have to make these with my daughter.

I would love it if you'd share this at my Weekend Warrior Link Party. Here's the link: http://www.askannamoseley.com/search/label/Weekend%20Warrior%20Link%20Party

Anna
www.askannamoseley.com

The Gunny Sack said...

How fun! My kids would love these!!!

Michelle said...

I can't believe my eyes they really do look like watermelon. Yum!

Lisa said...

How yummy! My kids would definitely love these. Thanks for sharing this great idea.:)

I'm new to the bog world and a new follower. Your blog is great, you make everything seem so simple and have a way of inspiring your readers. :)

Lisa
thebrittainhouse.blogspot.com

RecipeGirl said...

Absolutely darling! I love this idea.

cookbookshelf said...

Seriously cute!

Alicia said...

Wow!!! Amazing!! You are so good!

LaDue & Crew said...

Now these are simply adorable, and yummy sounding, too!

Mrs. C said...

I just stumbled on your blog and i'm hooked! This is such a fun idea! Thanks for sharing.

-Mrs. C
http://tosots.blogspot.com/

Jenn Sutherland said...

Cutest. Waffles. Ever. Love it!

Carissa said...

Beyond Adorable! My DD would love these!

Ally Lynn said...

This is such a cute idea! And so creative :-) Looks like you have a fun day!

It would be tasty to whip up a quick watermelon glaze to drizzle over the top, using the jello or kool-aid packs you mentioned!

I can't wait to test these out on my guinea pig - ahem, boyfriend....

aggieam01 said...

Seriously???!! THis is the greatest idea ever!!!

Aubrey Leong said...

That has got to be the CUTEST breakfast I have ever seen!!

http://www.craftychicka.blogspot.com

kendascrafts said...

What a great idea! I'll have to try that for our next waffle night!

Beth said...

So cute! Next time the grands come over, I'm making these. Thank you,

Lori @ Beneath the Rowan Tree said...

Brilliant idea!
I would love for you to share this at our Monday Playdate link up: http://beneaththerowantree.blogspot.com/2011/05/playdate-link-party-everyone-welcome.html

Cheers,
Lori
http://beneaththerowantree.com
COme & Play :: Playdate

Nike@ChooseToThrive said...

Holy awesomeness, Batman. Best breakfast idea. Ever. No seriously ... ever.

Kate @ craftwhatever said...

OH My What an awesome idea! My kids will LOVE this idea!!!!! They *still* talk about how their Grammy made them colored pancakes a year ago. Oh thank you! I am also now a follower.

Kristen Duke Photography said...

Seriously LOVE this!!! SO clever.

Alison@Oopsey Daisy said...

So, so clever! Just featured you in my Wednesday's Wowzers post. Here is the link:

http://oopsey-daisy.blogspot.com/2011/06/wednesdays-wowzers-soak-in-little.html

Thanks for inspiring!
~Alison

Heather said...

These are awesome! Please come & link up at Fun for Kids Friday www.localfunforkids.com : )

Jaimee said...

These are awesome!! So clever : )
I'm sharing this post on my crafty facebook page!
Jaimee @ craft-interrupted.blogspot.com

lindsy said...

I love these! And my boys will love me when I made them :) I featured these on my preschool blog. Feel free to grab an "I was featured" button over at www.preschoolalphabet.blogpost.com
Thanks for sharing!
Lindsy

Kelleigh Ratzlaff Designs said...

Oh my goodness! I love these! Super clever! I can't wait to try this!

Stefani said...

How fun!!! :)

Jill said...

I love those....so adorable! Visiting (already following) from the Tues. hop & wanted to invite you to link up with our "Fun in the Sun" Hop every Monday throughout the summer:

http://www.sweetdivamj.com/2011/06/berries-of-blue-fun-in-summer-sun-link.html

Blessings to you,
Jill @ Sweet Diva
http://sweetdivamj.com

Fabric Bows and More said...

Cute! Please stop by and join our link party: http://fabricbowsandmore.blogspot.com/

@pril said...

These look really good. Any child would want to eat them! Thanks for sharing.

I featured this on my blog: http://koolbeenz-blog.blogspot.com/2011/06/wonderful-watermelon-wednesday.html

Feel free to grab my Featured Button if you like.

jeana said...

We did this yesterday, and linked back to you. Thanks for the idea!

PascaleA said...

Oh my those are just the neatest waffles I have ever seen! I am Belgian so.. you guess it.. I have seen lots... Have a good day! ~

Kim's Crafty Apple said...

what a great idea!

Amanda @ Frills and Frolic said...

Can't get enough of your fabulous waffles!

I shared your waffles in my sweet summertime watermelon inspiration board!

http://frillsandfrolic.blogspot.com/2011/06/fab-finds-sweet-summertime-watermelon.html

Thanks for creating!

Amanda

Lindsay said...

Aw, you are such a creative mom! And I bet your kids LOVED this! Such a fun idea!

I would love to have you link this up to my first link party--

http://southernlovely.blogspot.com/2011/08/show-share-1.html

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