Deliciously easy breakfast berry waffles
Every Friday night, we have breakfast for dinner.
It started when my oldest was 2 or 3. His dad volunteered on Friday nights, so it was just my boy and me. I didn’t feel like making dinner for the two of us after a long week, so we started spreading a blanket on the floor, having an easy breakfast, and watching a movie together. More than a decade later, we’ve added a few more kids but the tradition is still going strong.
Whether you’re making breakfast for dinner, or actually for breakfast (I’ve heard rumors some people do that…), it can be pretty easy to get into a rut. So I’m always looking for new ideas. This berry sauce is great, because you can use it on your breakfast go-tos (pancakes, waffles, French toast, whatever) and it gives everything a totally new flavor. And — bonus — it’s also great over ice cream. Maybe you should try it both ways…you know, for research purposes.
I made the sauce with frozen berries — where I live, fresh berries are hard to come by most of the year. You can use either one. If you’re using fresh, I’d mash them up a bit with a potato masher first. Don’t pulverize them, just smush ’em a few times until it’s about 50/50 berries and sauce. Frozen berries tend to break down a bit between the freezing and warming them up, so I didn’t worry about smashing them this time.
Easy Breakfast Triple Berry Sauce (for pancakes, waffles, ice cream, and other goodies):
- 2 c triple berry frozen fruit, or fresh raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries
- 1/4 c sugar
- 1 squeeze lemon, or 1 tsp lemon juice
Thaw frozen berries. In a medium saucepan, heat berries, sugar, and lemon juice over medium low heat. Stir with a wooden spoon. You can use the spoon to mash the berries slightly as well — you want about half berries in your sauce, half liquid.
When sauce is warmed through and slightly thickened, spoon on top of waffles, ice cream, or your treat of choice and serve! The berries will stain, and small children will get them everywhere because that’s what they do. You’ve been warned (I’d just let them eat topless and hose everyone off in the tub after…)
This post was written by me and originally published on the BabyCenter blog. It is republished here with permission.