These 3-ingredient mini waffle skewers are a fun way to serve breakfast for lunch. They’re perfect for a kid’s lunch box or as an after-school snack or even as a midday meal, and they can be made with any fruit you have on hand!
Eggo mini cinnamon toast waffles are the perfect size for skewering with fresh strawberries and turkey bacon! This is one of the easiest lunch alternatives to sandwiches and it’s so fun! I mean what kid doesn’t love eating off a stick? It’s such a novelty to them, and who am I kidding it’s fun for adults too!
Equipment Need To Make Your Mini Waffle Skewers
For this recipe, you don’t really need too many kitchen tools. A toaster or toaster oven a knife and a cutting board and a skillet if you aren’t using microwave bacon. (I recommend using microwave bacon, it’s quick and easy!)
Full directions and measurements for this dish are in the printable recipe card below. This is a quick walk-through on how to make it.
Ingredients For Your 3 – Ingredient Waffle Kabobs
How to Make Your Waffle Skewers With Turkey Bacon & Strawberries
- Toast Eggo Mini Cinnamon Toast Waffles according to package directions. Separate the mini waffles giving you eight mini waffles.
- Cut tops off of strawberries.
- Cut each piece of bacon into four pieces.
- Assemble kabobs in this order:
- Mini waffle
- 2 pieces of bacon
- Mini waffle
- 2 pieces of bacon
5. Serve with syrup if desired.
What To Pack With Your Waffle Kabobs
You can pretty much pack anything you have on hand in your child’s lunch box that goes with the breakfast for lunch idea. A hard-boiled egg and some fresh kiwi and blueberries make for great side dishes. You can add yogurt (which can also be used for dipping!), cheese, or a mandarin orange to round out their lunch box.
Lunch Waffle Skewers FAQs
Can I use regular bacon instead of turkey bacon on my skewer?
Yes! If you want to use regular bacon, you can. You’ll need to add the bacon to the skewer while it’s still hot and malleable. If you wait until it’s cooled it will most likely be too hard/crisp to thread on the skewer without crumbling. Turkey bacon doesn’t get as crispy as bacon so that’s why this recipe uses it.
Can I use sausage?
You can! If your child is not a fan of bacon feel free to substitute it for precooked sausage. The sweet Eggo waffle pairs well with the sausage.
Do I have to use mini waffles?
Nope! If you don’t have or don’t like the mini waffles, you can use any kind of Eggo waffle. You’ll just need to cut it into smaller pieces so that it will fit on your skewer.
Do I have to add strawberries?
Nope! If you want, you can leave out the fruit and just put turkey bacon, and syrup on the mini waffles for a more savory version.
Can I vary the fruit?
Yes! You can use any type of fresh fruit you have on hand. Bananas, peaches, grapes, and apples would work great too. Just make sure whatever you choose to add will stay in place while it’s being skewered with turkey bacon so that your fruit doesn’t come off the stick.
Can I add syrup?
Yes! If you want to pour syrup on your mini waffles, feel free to do so. Just remember that if you’re packing them in a lunch box it will get soggy fast unless you pack extra just for dipping.
Can I add butter?
Yes! If you want to add a little bit of spreadable butter, that is okay too. You can also toast up your waffles and smear some peanut or almond butter in between them for an extra protein boost if you’re packing this as a full meal instead of just a snack.
Other Easy Lunch Box Recipes Your Kids Will Love
- FRUIT FILLED WAFFLE TACO, EGGS & SAUSAGE!
- TURKEY BACON CLUB LUNCH KABOBS
- PB & JELLY BANANA SUSHI TORTILLA WRAP
- 3 INGREDIENT HOMEMADE HOT POCKETS WITH CRESCENT ROLLS
- HAM & CHEESE PINWHEELS