Another Monday. And the last one of August. The last day of August, in fact. Which is kind of like saying the last day of summer (if you ignore the fact that summer actually runs pretty much through September… as most of us do). Which is also saying this is my last breakfast of summer. Which is pretty sad. Luckily, I tend to make even more breakfasts in the fall and winter because there’s less going on and more reason to be in a warm kitchen. Positive thoughts here!
Also, I should have it be known that I’m pretty sure I successfully met my summer goal of not complaining about the heat AT ALL. After the plethora of negativity that occurred during the Boston winter, I vowed to not complain when the summer hit and the heat was on and I succeeded. I’m actually only a little proud of myself because to be honest, it hasn’t been the hottest summer ever. Also, I’m one of those people who very rarely feels too hot. But still. I appreciated every minute of this heat and tried to store up as much as I could in my memory, so I can call it forward come January. Something tells me it will be needed.
Anyway, did you know that putting soda water in waffles is actually a thing? I didn’t know until I Googled it. But apparently it makes for a lighter and fluffier waffle. There are lots of recipes that involve adding soda water to pancake mixes. Since I was working with IZZE Sparkling Water, I decided to make my own from-scratch waffles, incorporating the fruity flavored soda waters into them. Best idea ever.
Have you tried IZZE yet? I am sparkling water OBSESSED, so was thrilled to get these new true-to-fruit flavors. They include Mandarin Lime, Raspberry Watermelon, and Blackberry Pear. And come in super pretty bottles.
These waffles are super quick and simple to make, which makes them the perfect Sunday morning breakfast when you sleep in a little bit and are suddenly starving. And yes, they involve pouring the sparkling water right into the batter. Whichever flavor you’d like!
They also involve a little bit of sweet icing. Trust me, I’m a big maple syrup brand, but sometimes you need to go the icing route. I also added the IZZE Sparkling Water to the icing.
And I’ll never turn down candy for breakfast….
I’m still working on perfecting my waffle-making skills.I used to have a problem overfilling the waffle iron, but now I’ve been under-filling it. Some day I will get it just right. I guess I just need to practice more, which I am totally OK with.
Breakfast is served!!
I have to say that I honestly may never make waffles without IZZE Sparkling Water again. I’m obsessed with the flavors and how they came through so perfectly in the waffles.
My favorite were the waffles made with Raspberry Watermelon water. With the Blackberry Pear icing.
And yes, those are pop rocks sprinkled over the icing. I figured the waffles could use even more sparkling.
They started popping a little bit when I sprinkled them over the top. And then even more when I took a bite. If you need more assistance justifying candy for breakfast, we can just talk about how they popping will help you wake up a little bit more.
The waffles were served with plenty of fruit… And coffee, of course. The only thing missing was bacon. I’m not sure what I was thinking.
I was definitely a little bit skeptical about putting sparkling water in waffles, but now I’m not sure I’ll ever go without. They were perfectly fluffy a little crisp. Plus, you have total control of the flavor depending on your mood. Who needs dairy, anyway??
The IZZE Sparkling Water has only 10 calories per bottle, with a hint of organic pure cane sugar. We don’t have to talk about the sugar in the Pop Rocks at this time. Or the waffle icing. Let’s just say, it’s the weekend and you enjoy a delicious brunch.
And that is all I have to say about that. These waffles are fizzy, fruity, and sparkling and I’d do anything to go back to the weekend so I can enjoy them again. Is that too much to ask?
What did you make or eat for breakfast this weekend?
- 2 C all-purpose flour
- 1 T sugar
- 2 t baking powder
- ¼ t salt
- 6 T unsalted butter, melted
- 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 12 oz. IZZE Sparkling Water (any flavor)
- Waffle glaze (recipe below)
- 1 package Pop Rocks
- ¾ C confectioner's sugar
- 3 T IZZE Sparkling Water (and flavor)
- In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
- Add melted butter, lightly beaten eggs, and IZZE Sparkling Water to dry ingredients and stir until just combined, making sure no lumps remain.
- Heat waffle iron and lightly brush with butter. Pour batter into iron, close, and bake until waffles are golden brown. Place waffles on plate and cover with foil to keep warm.
- To serve, stack waffles on plates and pour glaze over. Sprinkle Pop Rocks on top.
- In a small bowl, whisk together confectioner's sugar and IZZE Sparkling Water.
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