Nothing makes my children happier than sitting down to breakfast and having something unexpected served to them. My Butterfly Waffles are so easy to make, and when I make these, they think that I am the coolest mom around. I don’t do it very often, usually when one of them is nervous about something, a birthday, or not feeling well. It is a special occasion sort-of-thing, so I reserve it for when we really need a pick-me-up at the breakfast (or lunch, or even dinner, depending on how badly we need it) table.
When I placed this particular butterfly creation in front of my unsuspecting children, they giggled with excitement, and claimed that this beautiful butterfly was the best creation yet. I think that with a little creativity, and not a lot of effort, it is very easy to impress the elementary school crowd. What makes this butterfly so beautiful? Her bright colors! I used what fruit I had in my fridge, but feel free to use whatever you have or that you know your kids love. I promise they will be impressed with whatever you choose to use.
To make one butterfly:
1 Van’s Waffle
1 slice Van’s French Toast Sticks
would work well too)
4 Tablespoons yogurt
thinly sliced peaches
Toast the waffle and French toast stick slice according to package directions. Tear the French toast into strips, and lay 2 on the plate. (The extra piece is a cook’s snack!) Cut the waffle in half, and lay alongside the French toast sticks, cut side facing out.
Spread a few tablespoons yogurt over the waffle. This acts like glue and helps the fruit stick to the waffle.
Arrange peach slices for wings. Lay strawberry slices over French toast for the body. Add blueberries for antennas.