Crispy WafflesAug 13 2012 by
I can’t believe in less than 2 weeks school starts! While my kids don’t go to public school, the traditional start of school still signals the end of summer and a switch back to full time homeschooling (we do it part time in the summer). We do the majority of our school work first thing in the morning and I’m always on the look out for yummy breakfast meals that can be made in minutes. A few weeks ago I was on Pinterest and I happened to see someone pin some Mochi Waffles. I was in a hurry and didn’t get a chance to look but the idea stuck with me and I thought I would give it a try. You need to have a waffle iron to make these and hopefully you do because they are hands down THE BEST WAFFLES EVER!!!! Honestly, they need no syrup at all and come out all crispy on the outside and just the right amount of chewy on the inside. We’ve tried both the cinnamon-raisin and cashew-date flavors and they are beyond delicious. I also love that I can have breakfast on the table in less than 5 minutes. Added bonus – mochi is gluten free so if you’re gluten sensitive, fear not, you can have your waffles and eat them too!
- 1 package (12 ounces) mochi of your choice (cinnamon-raisin, cashew-date or chocolate brownie would all be yummy)
- Preheat your waffle iron.
- Cut the mochi into 1/2 inch strips with a sharp knife and then cut those strips in half.
- Place the mochi on your cutting board with the thick side facing up. Slice each strip in half so it is about 1/4 inch thick.
- Place the strips on your waffle iron, close, and cook for about 3 minutes.
- Remove the mochi waffles and serve immediately.
Makes 4-6 waffles depending on your waffle iron size.
Serving size 2 waffles.
Nutritional information will vary depending on what variety of mochi you use. Check the back of the package for nutritional facts.
While these waffles are excellent for breakfast, they are also amazing as dessert. I personally love them plain, hot off the iron but if you want to sweeten it up a little try adding a dollop of Homemade Whipped Cream and some fresh fruit.
Mochi is usually found at most health food stores in the refrigerated section (click here to find out more info on Mochi and where to find it). I find mine at our local Jimbo’s Naturally here in Southern California. If you can’t find it in your area there are a number of online retailers that stock it.