Unbirthday Cake Waffles

The other day I was discussing with Anna and Maya foods that travel well in the car and aren't too messy. Sometimes we have strange conversations when I am driving them to and from school. They were being silly. One of the super messy things they came up with was waffles and syrup. They laughed and laughed. I told them they were very funny, but then I started thinking we could make special waffles that do not need syrup. Since it wasn't actually anyone's birthday, we decided to call them Unbirthday Cake Waffles. I promised them that they could help me make them (and Princess Cinderella--Oh, I mean Adelyn too). I remembered the leftover cake mix (What's that? A cake mix? Don't worry, no partially hydrogenated oil it from Trader Joe's) that I bought it to make Anna Birthday Cake Pancakes for her birthday a few weeks ago. I figured I would just use same recipe.

2 cups of whole wheat flour
2/3 cup of vanilla cake mix
6 tsp of baking powder
2 eggs
2 tbsp of canola oil
2 1/2 cups of milk
2 tsp of vanilla
1/2 tsp of salt
Sprinkes (crucial ingredient)


Before I called the girls to the kitchen I measured out all of the ingredients and put them into bowls with different measuring cups and spoons in each one. It doesn't matter because they are already measured out. 


Anytime my kids are mixing up anything I think of that song. I don't know why, but I do. They each scoop out whatever ingredient they had and put it into the batter bowl (this is perfect if you want to mix up the night before because it comes with lid) then the passed the bowls to the next person. They did the dry ingredients first. Then they took turns stirring the dry ingredients with a whisk. Then the they took turns with the liquid. I stirred while they added them. Then they all took turns shaking the sprinkles into the batter. The nice thing about pancake batter is you can't  really mess it up. They loved measuring the ingredients without any help! I poured the waffle batter into the waffle iron. They turned out awesome just slightly sweet. The girls sampled them for their afternoon snack. They loved them!


The finished product.



What is your favorite thing to let your kids help with in the kitchen?






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