We are crazy about waffles, whether they are for breakfast or dinner they are one of our favourite things to cook. I love to surprise the kids with special versions for holidays and these St Patrick’s Day Waffles have gone down a treat with the kids for breakfast every year. So here you go our St Patrick’s Day Breakfast idea for some Irish Green Waffles in the waffle iron.
St Patrick’s Day Waffle Recipe
So these waffles are delicious and fluffy a traditional Belgian Waffles.
Unlike our easy waffles (link above) you need to take your time ensuring that the eggs are separated well.
A tiny bit of yolk in the egg whites will make it near impossible to get a good stiff peak on them.
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Ingredients for St Patrick’s Day Waffles
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- ¼ cup sugar
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 ½ cups milk
- 2 eggs, separated
- 6 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Green food coloring
- Whipped cream and rainbow sprinkles for serving
How to Make your St Patrick’s Day Breakfast Waffles
1. Preheat the waffle iron to medium-high heat.
2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
3. In a separate bowl, beat together the milk, egg yolks, butter, and vanilla. Add green food coloring until the desired shade of green has been reached.
4. Add the milk mixture to the flour mixture and stir to combine.
5. In another bowl, beat the egg whites until a peak is formed. Fold the egg whites into the batter.
6. Using a pastry brush lightly coat the waffle iron with sunflower oil.
7.Scoop the batter onto the hot waffle iron and cook for 4 to 5 minutes, until the waffle iron stops steaming.
8. Serve topped with whipped cream and rainbow sprinkles.
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Using a waffle iron
We love our waffle iron and have used it most weekends since we got it to make our easy Sunday morning waffles. They are the kids favourite and any time they had a sleepover their friends begged for them as well.
With so much use the non-stick surface isn’t as good as it used to be and I had been using some cooking spray but discovered that this was leaving a residue on the waffle iron so instead we’ve been doing something different!
How to make your waffle iron non-stick again
The cooking spray was leaving our waffle iron slightly sticky so I hunted around for some advice and tips on what to do.
- First – a good wash down and rinse with hot soapy water to remove the tackiness.
- Then using a silicone pastry brush lightly coat with some sunflower oil.
This has solved the problem and every so often I recoat with the sunflower oil (do not use olive oil as it can taste funny on breakfast waffles!!!) to keep the non-stick going.
It’s the egg whites that really add in the air and keep the waffles light.
Why not make some Rainbow Cookies too! Perfect for St Patrick’s Day treats for the whole family.