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Waffles with Balsamic Fruit
with fried eggs

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We gave this breakfast-for-dinner a Cook Smarts twist with homemade whole wheat waffles and a tart / sweet fresh fruit topping. This recipe was last featured in 2019.
Smarts: Save time with store-bought frozen waffles if you prefer.


Fried Eggs:
  • Butter or cooking oil - 2 Tbsp
  • Eggs - 4
Waffles with Balsamic Fruit:
  • Butter - 3 Tbsp
  • Eggs - 1
  • Buttermilk, low-fat - 3/4 cup
  • Flour, whole wheat - 1 cup (sub all-purpose flour)
  • Sugar - 2 tsp + 1/2 tsp
  • Baking powder - 1 tsp
  • Baking soda - 1/4 tsp
  • Strawberries - 12 oz , quartered (sub other berries)
  • Vinegar, balsamic - 2 tsp
  • Maple syrup - for serving


  1. Make waffle mix - Melt butter (portion for waffles; 45 to 60 seconds in the microwave should do). Mix together wet ingredients - butter, eggs (portion for waffles), and buttermilk - in a bowl. In a separate bowl, mix together flour, first portion of sugar, baking powder, and baking soda. Pour wet ingredients over dry ingredients and stir everything to combine.
  2. Fruit - Wash and slice fruit. (Can be done up to 2 days ahead)
  3. Prepare fruit - Toss with balsamic vinegar and second portion of sugar.

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  1. Heat oven to 200F / 93C (to keep waffles warm while you’re making eggs). Preheat waffle maker.
  2. Following your waffle maker instructions, pour batter into waffle maker (you may have to do this in batches depending on the size of your waffle maker). Cook until waffles are golden brown on the outside and cooked through.
  3. While waffles are cooking, heat up a griddle or non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. Add butter or cooking oil (portion for fried eggs) to pan and then crack eggs into melted butter or heated oil. Fry until the edges are crisp and then flip. Cook until yolks are done to your liking. Fry in batches until done (you may need to add more butter or oil to the pan).
  4. Enjoy waffles with fruit on top and drizzle with maple syrup. Enjoy eggs on the side. Season eggs with some salt, pepper, or hot sauce.



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