My mom made blue waffles and blue eggs for breakfast. She’s funny that way, celebrating special occasions with blue food. I think it’s her way of saying anything is possible. Percy can pass seventh grade. Waffles can be blue. Little miracles like that.
-Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters, Rick Riordan
The last day of school meant one thing for Madi and me– exams. And in our house, miracles and blue waffles were not on the menu that day! I think mom always believed that if she fed us food proven to be good for focus and memory, then she had done all she could. The rest was up to us.
So, for every morning there was an exam, you could bet on salmon for dinner the night before (this was once given to us for breakfast. It didn’t go down well with Madi, a vegetarian) and a ‘superfood’ breakfast ranging from green tea, tuna salads, fruit dishes, and small handfuls of almonds. She would often trail after us out the door with a bag of sliced veggies to munch on as well.
These waffles have been ‘superfooded’. Made with blueberries and roasted almonds, these are one blue waffle that both Percy Jackson’s mom and mine would both agree on.
- 1 cup self raising flour
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 cup milk
- 50g butter, melted
- 2 tbsp white sugar
- 2-3 drops of blue food colouring
- If using gluten free flour, add an additional ½ tsp of baking powder and warm the milk
- Mix all the ingredients together and cook according to your waffle maker.