Marble waffles take care of requests for both chocolate and vanilla. This post brought to you by Netflix as part of my ongoing partnership as a member of their Stream Team..
When my sons ended up being born six years apart, we knew there would be some … issues when it came to raising them. Having kids that far apart in age has both plusses and minuses, which we get to experience every single day.
I’m no stranger to sibling rivalry, with a brother who is two year older. We fought constantly, and we both felt plenty of injustices were at play because he was older or because I was a girl. My sons’ issues arise mostly from the age difference, in that Max, the little guy, absolutely adores big kids and wants to do everything they do, and my older son wants to be able to do his age-appropriate things without his little brother getting in the way.
Food is also a fight, because Max likes to tell people what they are going to eat, and darn it all if you don’t want what he wants. I made these marble waffles to please both of their desires — not that anyone should turn down waffles in any fashion.
I’ve made chocolate waffles before but sometimes they’re a little too heavy for breakfast. Instead, swirling a chocolate batter with a standard vanilla batter results in best of both worlds, with light and bittersweet playing together just like I wish my kids would do when they haul out the train set.
When it comes to entertainment, thankfully they are able to agree that almost anything goes. Max loves absolutely everything, and I think Reese secretly enjoys watching the “little kid” shows. Considering how many animated movies we owned even before we had children, I can’t say that I blame him!
If you need to please multiple parties for breakfast, give these marble waffles a try. Serve them up with a selection of toppings for a DIY breakfast that will make everyone happy. Especially the parents who won’t need to listen to squabbling at the table.
Marble Waffles and Sibling Rivalry
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups milk , divided
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup sifted cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon espresso powder , optional
- 3 tablespoons butter , melted
- In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
- In another bowl, whisk together 1 1/2 cups milk, eggs, and vanilla. Stir into dry mixture to form a batter.
- Scoop about half the batter into another bowl. Stir in remaining 1/2 cup milk, then add cocoa powder and espresso powder (if using).
- Preheat waffle iron.
- Divide melted butter between two batters and mix in. Once waffle iron is preheated, spray with nonstick spray (if desired). Using two scoops, pour both vanilla and chocolate batters into waffle iron at the same time. Cook according to manufacturer's instructions and repeat until batter is gone.
- Serve waffles with whipped cream, sprinkles, syrup, or fruit. Reheat any leftover waffles in the oven or toaster.