an enchanted breakfast.

20 Nov

This morning was the best start to a Sunday. I made homemade Gluten Free Disney Princess waffles. Wacky, right? Here’s the story.

As part of the box of goodies I got last month from Swanson Health Products, I requested a package of  Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Pancake Mix.

My weekends have been so crazy that it has always slipped my mind to make them – until my roomie’s baking frenzy inspired me to try and domesticate myself a little bit. As it turns out, she happened to have a Disney Princess waffle maker (no, not a vestige from childhood but a recent birthday gift, we’re going with “nostalgia-chic” on that one). The result? Delicious and cute pancakes.

so easy a monkey could do it.

…but probably only smart monkeys. Like this guy:

some assembly required.



I topped mine with a little bit of everything – syrup, mini chocolate chips, apples, raspberries, and of course – peanut butter.

Overall, I thought they were pretty good! The recipe called for milk, egg, and vegetable oil (I used normal milk and an egg – but you can also use vegan substitutes!) I threw in a dash of cinnamon. The batter was slightly salty and the waffles were a little bit denser than a non-gluten free mix would probably be, but I would definitely make them again!

Eating Disney-inspired waffles definitely made me nostalgic for some Disney classics. Here’s some food-related numbers to bring you back to the early years…




On the agenda for the day: Tons and tons of Property, and perhaps a little more blogging. Maybe a shake-out run if the rain ever clears – but that might get pushed til tomorrow.

Living dangerously and leaving you with 2 questions:

1. Favorite homemade breakfast?

-Mine is my Dad’s French Toast. Lucky for me I’ll be home next week! *Hint, hint, Dad*

2. Favorite animated Disney movie?

-Sort of tough, but overall I’ll go with The Little Mermaid.

P.S. Are you interested in getting some free Swanson Health Products goodies to review on your own blog? Then check out the Swanson Health Blog for all the details.

6 Responses to “an enchanted breakfast.”

  1. devinleehoff November 20, 2011 at 11:23 am #

    I love this!!! Looks so yummy too!

    • gillian November 20, 2011 at 1:10 pm #

      Hahah Thank you 🙂

  2. Kaley [Y Mucho Más] November 20, 2011 at 12:26 pm #

    Favorite homemade breakfast – French toast, for sure. Mario loves it, too. I just made banana pancakes and they were really good too! Thanks, Jack Johnson.

    • gillian November 20, 2011 at 1:09 pm #

      I’m totally on the french toast bandwagon – and love banana pancakes as well! Pretend like it’s the weekend, now…

  3. Kristen - Anywhere There's An Airport November 21, 2011 at 1:11 am #

    homemade breakfast would have to be pancakes. although I make pancakes more at dinner time than breakfast time. it still counts, right!?

    • gillian November 21, 2011 at 9:08 am #

      My mom was always a big breakfast for dinner supporter when I was growing up. So good!

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