Inside: These 4 ingredient mini waffle omelets are perfect for babies and toddlers. Packed with broccoli and cheese, they come together in minutes!
Okay, first things first.
Do you have a Dash Mini Waffle Maker?
I’ll admit, this was one of those “Do I really need this?” purchases, but after owning one for a while (in addition to a regular waffle maker), I can assure you that, YES, you need one.
Not only do they make the cutest mini waffles super fast, you can also cook eggs in them!
So if you’ve ever wondered: can you make eggs in a mini waffle maker?
The answer is: Yes, and they cook at lightning speed.
My girls love what we call “egg bites” – basically an omelet cut into bite size pieces. The only thing is I have to make them one at a time, and they require gentle cooking, folding, etc.
Over Winter Break, with my big girls home full-time, plus the baby, I was experimenting with ways to make cooking for all 3 girls easier.
I remembered reading that you could make omelets in a waffle maker but had never tried it before, but I am so glad I did.
My 6 year old even helped make these by cracking the eggs, mixing it up and pouring them in. She helped me prep a bunch of them for her busy school mornings, plus, my 8 month old loves these cut into little sticks as well.
The best part? They only require 4 simple ingredients:
- Milk (cow milk or unsweetened almond)
If Serving the Mini Waffle Omelet to a Toddler…
- Slice it into strips or serve whole in waffle shape!
- Serve alongside favorites like fruit, yogurt, or toast
Picky toddler who won’t touch something with green specks in it?
Since these literally cook in seconds, my recommendation would be to serve a plain cheesy one alongside a broccoli one, providing them with the opportunity to try both. And if they don’t touch it – that’s fine! With picky eaters, consistent exposure to new or disliked foods is very important!
If Serving the Mini Waffle Omelet to a Baby…
- Remember that babies don’t need salt. So skip seasoning the egg mixture with salt.
- Since babies should not drink cow’s milk, it’s best to prepare the egg mixture with a dairy-free milk such as unsweetened almond or coconut milk.
- Yes! Babies can have cheese.
- Serve sliced in a stick shape for babies using their palmar grasp (handheld) or cut up into bites for babies working on their pincer grasp (thumb & forefinger).
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Mini Waffle Omelet for Baby & Toddler
Yield: Makes 8 mini egg waffles
- 4 eggs
- 2 tablespoons milk (any kind)
- ¼ cup finely shredded cheddar cheese
- ¼ cup finely chopped broccoli
Note on the broccoli: I’ve tried this recipe with leftover roasted broccoli, fresh, and frozen – it worked fine each time!
- Mix the eggs and milk together in a liquid measuring cup with a pouring spout (to make it easier to pour into the waffle maker).
- Add the shredded cheese and chopped broccoli and mix until combined.
- Add salt and pepper (omit for baby)
- Plug in your mini waffle maker. When the blue light turns off, it’s ready!
- Spray with non-stick spray. I like Chosen Foods Avocado Oil Spray.
- Pour in just enough mixture to coat the bottom of the waffle maker. Not too much or it will overflow!
- Cook for about 30 seconds, yes – this is all it takes. If you’re unsure if the egg waffle is ready, gently poke with a fork and see if the inside is liquidy at all. If it needs more time, just close the lid for a few more seconds.
- Remove to a cooling rack and continue the process until all the mixture is used up.
- Note: When you open the lid, the egg waffle will start to shrink!
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Place the egg waffles in a single layer, and freeze until set.
- Transfer to a freezer bag.
- Reheat in the microwave on a microwave-safe plate for 20-30 seconds.