I didn’t know today was International Waffles Day until this morning. Waffles have always been a staple for breakfast in our home but they became a bit more fun when we got our Mickey Waffle Makers. I can’t remember the first time I had a Mickey Waffle at Disneyland (it was many, many years ago), but I remember how fun it was to eat them. On our last family vacation to Disney World, we came from a Character Breakfast at Chef Mickey’s and I thought how fun it would be to have Mickey Waffles for the rest of the trip. Surprisingly they don’t sell them in the parks but they had a great deal at Toys R’ Us at the time. After we came home from our trip, I bought 2 other Mickey Waffle on a Stick Makers and 2 “Mickey Face” Waffles to use for our youngest daughter’s 1st Birthday Party. I wish they had a longer life span but the Teflon seems to come off easy after daily use. For some reason they are no longer available but I’m thinking they may be coming out with a new design. I’m glad I bought more than one!
I love the Mickey Waffles on a Stick version the best, because my kids can conveniently hold the sticks and I can save some time from washing dishes. They don’t use syrup though but I’m sure if they did, dipping would be so easy! Since my kids have food allergies, I have adapted a few different recipes and finally settled on the following recipe:
1 and a half cup of a gluten-free flour blend (I use a blend of brown rice flour, potato starch and tapioca starch, ratios can be found on Gluten Free on a Shoestring)
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup of rice milk
1/2 cup of applesauce or mashed bananas
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup chocolate chips
Combine dry ingredients in a mixing bowl. Add rice milk, applesauce or mashed banana and vanilla. After everything is well mixed, add chocolate chips. Pour into waffle cavities and cook until desired crispness!
Happy Mickey Waffle Day!