This adorable Owl Waffle is the perfect way to make breakfast special for your kids. This easy fun with food tutorial just takes a few minutes to create.
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Do you ever wonder if your kids are eating enough? I do. For some reason, the older they get, the more I find myself worrying it. Maybe it’s because I don’t see them all day long, or maybe it’s because this year, their lunches were really late in the school day. Even though they have a mid-morning snack at school, I’m just always concerned that they might be hungry before lunchtime comes.
Although I pack their lunches myself and I know that I’ve packed enough food for them, I still get concerned about whether or not they’re actually eating all of it. Or are they having so much fun at school chatting with their friends that they’re running out of time before they’ve finished their meal? (My daughter has admitted to this many times!)
With so many what-ifs, I like to make sure that they are well-fed before they go to school each morning. This way, even if they don’t eat all of the food I’ve sent with them, I know they started their day off on the right foot. I know that if I send my kids to school with a full belly, they will be able to concentrate more in class instead of being distracted by their grumbling bellies.
With two, active, school-aged children, our mornings can be a bit chaotic. My children don’t like to be rushed and if I don’t watch the clock carefully, our mornings can get way off track. We have back packs to pack, lunches to make, clothes to put on and breakfast to eat.
To make mornings easier for us, I always have a steady supply of frozen waffles in our freezer. They’re the one breakfast that they both agree upon and I can dress them up in a variety of ways. Some mornings, I quickly cut up an assortment of fresh fruit and serve them a fruit salad of apples, grapes and bananas to eat alongside their waffles. Other days, they make peanut butter and jelly waffle tacos and eat them on the go.
On extra special mornings, when all is going well and they have a few extra minutes, they like to decorate their waffles and create funny faces with them. With Fall fast approaching, they are very into making Halloween type creations. In the past week, we’ve eaten a bat, an owl and Jack-o-lantern too! And through trial and error, I have found that peanut butter is the best “glue” in town when working on your food art creations!
HOW TO MAKE AN OWL WAFFLE
- 2 frozen waffles
- Peanut Butter
- 1 banana, sliced into disks
- Raisins (or any small dried fruit)
- Maple Syrup
Step 1: Toast waffles according to directions. Leave one waffle whole, cut the second waffle into quarters.
Step 2: Place the whole waffle onto the center of a plate. Take two quarters of the second waffles and place them next to the whole waffle. (See picture above.) These will be the wings.
Step 3: Place a small dollop of peanut butter on the back of two banana disks and place them at the top of the waffle as eyes. Smear some more peanut butter on the back of two raisins and affix them to the banana disks to make the Owl’s pupils.
Step 4: Cut three small triangles out of watermelon for the ears and beak. Put some peanut butter on the watermelon pieces and place them on the waffle.
Step 5: Take six raisins and use them to make two, three-toed feet for your Owl.
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This post originally appeared on We Know Stuff here.