Greetings fellow Disney fans! With the summer time here for many that means summer vacations and for those fans like us it means Walt Disney World (WDW) trips! Unfortunately all good things come to an end, which is always the hardest part for me. I have been able however to find ways to incorporate the magic upon my return home and this has seemed to lower the level of sadness just a bit.
One of my favorite things about WDW is hands down all of the amazing food choices. I am slightly partial to breakfast when at Disney because I like to have a good amount of energy for all the excitement planned throughout the day. Nothing quite captures my love for breakfast/brunch as heading to Trails End at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground before boarding a boat to the Magic Kingdom. And while on the subject the most important piece to this meal…Mickey waffles!
My family knows my love of Mickey waffles and I actually was able to buy a Mickey shaped waffle makers a few years ago while Black Friday shopping. I had not actually put this appliance to use until recently and it has been wondering why I have not been more activated to use it for our coming home from Disney brunch. I feel that this meal can really be whatever your family enjoys about WDW breakfast buffets. The customization is limitless. We personally like to have a variety of toppings for our Mickey waffles such as powdered sugar, syrup, fresh fruit, whipped cream, butter and chocolate chips. We also make eggs, bacon/sausage, as well as some breakfast potatoes, veggies and chicken/steak.
I received the recipe I use for Mickey waffles from one of my aunts after telling her about my love for them. Note that if you do not have a Mickey waffle maker the recipe is still as delicious!
Mickey Waffle Recipe
4 eggs (separated)
1 tablespoon of sugar
1 cup of milk
1/4 cup of butter (melted and at room temperature)
1 teaspoon of vanilla
2 cups of flour
2 teaspoons of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of salt
Toppings of your choosing: syrup, butter, powdered sugar, fresh fruit, whipped cream, sprinkles, chocolate chips
- Beat egg yolks and sugar in a large bowl until sugar is thoroughly mixed and yolks are thick.
- Add milk, butter and vanilla. Stir until combined.
- Add flour, baking soda and salt. Mix well, but do not over mix (This will cause batter to be frothy with lots of bubbles.) If mixture appears to be too thick add more milk to a pudding consistency.
- In a separate bowl using a mixer beat egg whites until stiff and using a spatula gently fold the egg whites into the batter. Do not mix.
- Pour waffle batter into waffle maker and follow instructions per your waffle maker. Note that this batter rises considerably so be mindful of the amount in order to prevent overflow.
- Remove from waffle maker once golden brown in color and serve with toppings.
So there you have it. A recipe to get you started with ways to keep the Disney magic alive when at home. Do you have a favorite food or drink item you like to re-create at home? Please feel free to comment below!