Breakfast Kabobs with Maple Yogurt Dipping Sauce: Waffles, fresh fruit, and breakfast sausage are threaded onto sticks for a fun spin on kabobs–complete with a sweet maple yogurt dipping sauce.
Do you have picky eaters at home?
Maybe you are struggling to get your kids to try out some new foods, or to sit long enough to eat a full meal?
Well, let me give you a mom tip to help you win when it comes to getting your kids to eat better.
Put something on a stick and suddenly a meal becomes more fun. Do you know why? I am not sure the reason, but I know it works!!
And so I created these another easy healthy breakfast recipe that kids are sure to love.
Easy Waffle Kabobs
Now, let’s be honest, waffles typically need no help in the scarfing down department–so why would I choose to serve these whole wheat waffles on a stick?
Well the fruit, sweet chicken sausage may need a bit more convincing–at least when it comes to the kids!
Add in a slightly sweet Greek yogurt dip for these waffle kabobs, you have one perfectly balanced meal that both big kids and little kids will enjoy-because AGAIN, kids want to dip everything!
And a much healthier meal than waffles drenched in maple syrup (which don’t get me wrong, is delicious!)
Notes on Waffle Kabob Recipe:
- I started with my Whole Wheat Waffle recipe. You can use your favorite frozen waffle or gluten-free version if you desire. I will say that my waffle recipe is made of whole grains and naturally sweetened, so it is worth making if you can find the time. They are made with the kind of carbs you want in your diet–100% whole wheat and naturally sweetened.
- You can also use my whole wheat pancakes for these skewers. I would make 1 inch pancakes which are the perfect size to skewer for pancake kabobs.
- As for fruit–use whatever your produce drawer holds. I choose pineapple, strawberries, and grapes because they all pair well with the dip and are currently in season. But apples, peaches, kiwi, banana, etc are all great options.
- You can choose not to add sausage to these waffle kabobs, but the sausage adds protein and that savory bite that sweet dishes beckon for. I used al fresco Chicken Maple Sausage link, because it is such a high quality product. You can omit or sub out for any breakfast sausage you like.
- Now for the waffle dip. This is a MUST for kids. What kid doesn’t love to dip their food? I choose to use plain Greek yogurt (my homemade Instant Pot yogurt) mixed with maple syrup and vanilla. It is simple and healthy. I also drizzled a bit of additional maple syrup over each serving of the dip to further entice the kids! Feel free to use any version of yogurt you like–just stick to unsweetened if you are adding maple syrup–or you will have too much sugar to have a balanced meal.
Healthy Kid Friendly Breakfast Recipes
- Sweet and Savory Breakfast Pizzas
- Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast Sandwiches
- Overnight Strawberries and Cream Steel Cut Oatmeal
- Breakfast Granola Tarts from Joanne Eats Well with Others
Recipe for Breakfast Kabobs
Breakfast Kabobs with Maple Yogurt Dipping Sauce
- Toast waffles. Cut into 1 inch cubes.
- Cut sausage links into 1 inch slices. Brown in a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.
- Alternate pieces of waffles, sausage, and fruit on each skewer.
- In a small bowl, mix together the yogurt, vanilla extract and 2 tablespoons maple syrup. Drizzle over the remaining syrup over the yogurt right before serving.