Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Earth Day Waffles

Earth Day is this Sunday, and I thought it would be fun to whip up some waffles to celebrate. I have to admit though that other than the fact that these waffles look {a little bit} like the earth, there isn't anything really "earthy" about them. As I was mixing in the food coloring to make the blue and green batter, I realized that it would have been much more "earthy" for me to use fruits and veggies to dye the batter. So if you really want to celebrate Earth Day the right way with these waffles break out the blueberries and spinach...or you can be like me and just add in a little dye and enjoy the pretty colors:)
 I started by mixing up some store bought waffle mix according to the package directions. Again if you want to be extra "earthy" make your own homemade waffle mix...and I guess you could even grind your own flour too if you REALLY want to be "earthy"!
 Divide the batter into two bowls pretty evenly...even though there is way more water than land on our planet it is a lot easier just to put equal amounts of both colors onto the waffle iron:) Then add a little bit of green {either food coloring or pureed spinach} to one bowl and a little bit of blue {either food coloring or pureed blueberries} to the other bowl. Let your little assistant give each bowl a good stir with a whisk until you get the color that you want.






Spray your preheated waffle iron with non-stick spray and add the batter onto the waffle iron. You can just pour it on and spread it around or you can really try to make it look like a view of the Earth. I tried to make mine look like the Earth...can you see North & South American on the left, a little bit of Europe on the top right, and Australia on the bottom right?!? After you've added your batter cook your waffles on a pretty low setting to prevent it from browning too much. 
Our waffles ended up getting a little more brown than I wanted, but I just called it dirt and took a few pictures to share with you:) They tasted the same even if we had to pretend that the brown parts were dirt!
I think these is going to be my boys' after school snack today and then maybe we will work on a recycling project to really get us in the Earth Day mood!

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11 comments:

Jennifer @ Spend Less, Shop More said...

Your Earth Day waffles are super-cute! This is a great way to kick off the day -- especially since I'll be needing the carb energy to run around for all the Earth Day freebies available this year. :D

staci @ lizard n ladybug said...

You're a magician with waffles :)
I love this idea!!

Kmama said...

Very cute (and yummy!) We really don't do anything for Earth Day. Shame on us.

Richella said...

Kelli, I know your boys love these. . . I mostly loved reading your post. You're so funny! And that's even better than being "earthy," in my opinion. :)

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I ditto what Staci said! You should do a waffle cookbook!

Madeline said...

Super cute and creative!

Kelli said...

Love these!! What a fun and easy idea!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

That's so cool. Thanks for sharing this great idea.

Sarah said...

Visiting from Tatertots & Jello! These are cute!

Julie said...

I am inviting you to come and be part of my blog hop:
http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2012/04/show-your-stuff-20.html

sugarswings said...

i love you do waffles for every occasion! they look great :)

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