PB&J Waffle Hearts

These peanut butter and jelly waffle heart sandwiches are perfect for packing in your kids’ lunch boxes or as a simple Valentine’s Day breakfast.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Kid-Friendly, Valentines Day, Waffles
Servings: 12
Author: The Healthy Toast

Ingredients

Waffles

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1.5 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted and cooled
  • 1 cup frozen or fresh strawberries
  • Juice from ¼ of a lemon

PB&J Waffle Sandwiches

  • Heart-shaped waffles broken into individual hearts
  • Natural chunky peanut butter
  • Strawberry Chia Seed Jam or your favorite jam

Instructions

To make the waffles

  • Preheat waffle iron.
  • If using frozen strawberries, heat in microwave until defrosted. If using fresh, remove stems. Place strawberries and lemon juice in food processor and pulse until pureed. Set aside.
  • Combine flours, baking powder, and salt in large mixing bowl.
  • In another bowl, whisk together milk, yogurt, eggs, and vanilla extract.
  • Slowly stir wet ingredients into the dry until just combined. Slowly stir in cooled melted butter then add in pureed strawberries.
  • Place ¼ cup of batter in the center of the waffle iron, close the lid, and cook until done. Repeat with remaining batter. If only making sandwiches, allow to cool to room temperature or place in fridge overnight. They can also be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months.

To assemble sandwiches

  • Break waffles into individual hearts and toast in toaster or toaster oven until just slightly crisp but be sure not to burn your waffles.
  • Spread jam on one side of one heart and peanut butter on one side of another heart. Smush together as you would with a traditional peanut butter sandwich. Repeat with remaining waffle hearts. Enjoy!

Notes

Waffle batter makes 10 large waffles, each of which can be broken into 5 heart-shaped slices. So you can make up to 25 sandwiches.
Adapted from The Food Network