Earth Day Waffles are quick and easy to make when you use some homemade or purchased Bisquick. Use the waffles as an opportunity to talk about the importance of taking good care of our earth.
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Make the Bisquick:
I am not a fan of the purchased Bisquick because of the preservatives in it. A key component of the biscuit/baking mix is fat. When you put a box of flour with fat in it and set it on the shelf for several months, you have to load it with preservatives to keep the fat from going rancid.
The improvement in taste between homemade and purchased biscuit mix is worth the extra time it takes to make the mix. Once the mix is made, it is enough for 3 recipes of waffles or pancakes.
To make the mix – in a food processor – mix.
- 6 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup of vegetable shortening
- 3 tbsp. baking powder
- 1 tbsp. salt
Process for about 15 seconds or until the mixture resembles cornmeal.
Store in an airtight container in the fridge.
Make the Earth Day Waffles
To make these waffles, here is another SIS (simple is smart) method:
Once the baking mix is done, the waffles are super easy to make. They have only 4 ingredients. Mix the baking mix, an egg, buttermilk, and oil. Make them Vegan with almond or coconut milk.
Split the mix into two bowls and color one bowl green and one bowl blue.
Bake the waffles in a mini waffle maker. (click here to purchase)
Preheat the waffle maker and drop spoonfuls of blue and green batter onto the hot surface to create the earth and the seas Earth Day Waffle.
Serve 3 waffles with butter, syrup, whipped cream, and some adorable fish sprinkles—a fun and adorable way to start Earth Day outright.
Wrap the waffles individually and freeze—breakfast time. Take out what you want. Pop them in the toaster and serve. The waffles will keep frozen for 3-4 months.
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- mini waffle maker
- 2 cups Homemade or Purchased Bisquick
- 1⅔ cups buttermilk
- 1 egg
- 2 tbsp. Vegetable Oil
- Preheat the mini waffle maker or regular waffle maker
- Mix together the purchased or Homemade Bisquick/baking mix, buttermilk, egg, and vegetable oil.
- Mix with a hand mixer until smooth
- Split into 2 bowls and color one bowl green and one bowl Blue with food coloring.
- Add spoonfuls of green and blue batter to the mini waffle maker to create the earth and the seas waffle. Cook the waffle until done.
- Serve 3 mini waffles with whipped cream, and a few blue and green fish sprinkles and stars.
- Individually wrap the waffles in plastic wrap and put in a ziplock bag in the freezer. Remove as many waffles as you want for a meal. Pop them in the toaster for a quick and yummy morning meal.