I was in the mood to have breakfast for dinner. But I still wanted to make sure it was a healthy meal (and not just a bunch of syrup poured on processed pancakes). So I decided to create this yummy breakfast trifle. Needless to say my kids loved it!
The recipe is quite simple. To begin, start to make a batch of our delicious waffles. This could be done earlier if you want because I had to put the waffles in the fridge to cool them down. I didn't want them to be too warm in the trifle. I also made 2 batches of the waffles because I have a family of 6. You could probably get away with just one batch for a smaller family.
Whole Grain Blender Waffles
2 cups water
4-8 dates chopped or 1 TBS concentrated apple juice
1 cup quick oats
Preheat waffle iron (Belgium Waffle iron works great). Blend all ingredients for 1 minute or until smooth (high powered blender is needed i.e. Vita-mix). Pour mixture into preheated waffle iron and close the lid. Bake until steam stops rising and the waffle is golden brown and crisp (anywhere from 5 to 10 minutes).
While the waffles are cooking begin preparing the "Whipped Cream".
"Whipped Cream" Topping
1/2 cup soy milk
1/3 cup pure maple syrup
12-14 oz Silken Tofu, drained
1 tsp of pure vanilla extract (I just used the Costco brand)
OPTIONAL: 2 TBS of "Ultra Gel" - I added this as a thickener, but don't worry if you don't have any, it won't change the taste. (I bought mine at a local Bosch Store).
Blend all ingredients in a high-powered blender or food processor until smooth.
Begin assembling the trifle by ripping pieces of the waffle to create the first "layer" in your bowl. Spread a portion of the whipped cream topping over the waffle pieces (I did a third of the topping because I wanted 3 layers). Then top that layer with fresh or frozen (and thawed) fruit of your choice. I used strawberries and of course mangoes (because they are my favorite). Simply repeat these same steps until you have filled your dish.