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Have fun with your breakfast and turn regular old toaster waffles into watermelon designs with Nutella and fresh fruit!
I cannot believe that school is upon us already – this is a big year for me, my twins are entering kindergarten! I know a lot of things are about to change around here. One of the biggest changes will be getting up early every day – my girls were in afternoon preschool before, so we got used to leisurely mornings. Even though we’ll be in a rush to make it to school on time, I’m going to make sure they get a filling breakfast every morning. These watermelon waffles are the perfect way to keep the carefree days of summer alive, they’re easy to make and your kids will be delighted when they get such a fun send-off to school!
This recipe starts with toaster waffles – you can use your favorite variety, as long as they’re round. The waffles are cut in half to look like watermelon slices and then topped with our favorite breakfast spread, Nutella.
Nutella is amazingly delicious in so many ways, but it’s especially great when paired with fruit, which is what I did here. I used strawberries and kiwis to make the watermelon flesh and rind, the fruit gets layered on top of the Nutella to look like a watermelon!
I sliced the kiwis very thinly and layered them around the edge of the waffle to look like watermelon rind. Strawberries fill in the rest of the waffle, raspberries would also work well. In this case, I used a melon baller to make strawberry circles to go on the waffles, if you don’t have a melon baller you can use the back of a pastry tip or small cookie cutter to cut round shapes. I’ve tried this with sliced and chopped strawberries and that also looks cute!
The finishing touch on these watermelon waffles is a sprinkling of chia seeds, which represent the watermelon seeds. This breakfast only takes minutes to put together and is so worth it to see the smiles on my girls’ faces! You can even cut up the fruit the night before to save even more time in the morning. I’ve included a video to show you just how simple these watermelon waffles are to put together. I hope you all have a smooth transition back to school!
- 1 round toaster waffle
- 2 tablespoons Nutella
- 1/2 kiwi peeled, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
- 1/3 cup strawberries cut into round shapes with a melon baller, cookie cutter or back of a pastry tip, OR simply sliced or chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon chia seeds
- Prepare the waffles according to package directions and cut in half.
- Spread 1 tablespoon of Nutella over each waffle half.
- Place the kiwis in a slightly overlapping pattern around the edge of the waffle halves.
- Arrange the strawberries over the tops of the waffles. Sprinkle with chia seeds and serve immediately.