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    meatnub Guest

    Default What to put on belgian waffles so they're not dry?

    I have a 1 year old who loves his waffles. I have been putting small
    chunks of banana on plain belgian waffles. He likes them.

    But they are dry. Adding butter helps a little. I don't want to give
    him syrup everyday.. to sweet and not the greatest for his teeth.

    Is there anything ... healthy.. to put on the waffles to make them
    less dry when eating?

    Whip cream, but there's sugar in that. Peanut butter.. more sugar, and
    of the corn kind too, unless I find a natural peanut butter.

    I don't think I have a lot of options. Fruit syrup I guess, but surely
    there's sugar in that.

    I just hate to constantly give my boy sugar (in whatever form) on his
    waffles and start giving him teeth problems.

    Appreciate your suggestions/advice as always,
    Paul

  2. #2
    Nina Guest

    Default Re: What to put on belgian waffles so they're not dry?

    On Wed, 4 Jun 2008 12:46:58 -0700 (PDT), meatnub <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >I have a 1 year old who loves his waffles. I have been putting small
    >chunks of banana on plain belgian waffles. He likes them.
    >
    >But they are dry. Adding butter helps a little. I don't want to give
    >him syrup everyday.. to sweet and not the greatest for his teeth.
    >
    >Is there anything ... healthy.. to put on the waffles to make them
    >less dry when eating?
    >
    >Whip cream, but there's sugar in that. Peanut butter.. more sugar, and
    >of the corn kind too, unless I find a natural peanut butter.
    >
    >I don't think I have a lot of options. Fruit syrup I guess, but surely
    >there's sugar in that.
    >
    >I just hate to constantly give my boy sugar (in whatever form) on his
    >waffles and start giving him teeth problems.


    Make your own whipped cream = no sugar or minimal sugar.

    Make your own fruit syrup. There are way fancier ways to do this, but
    you could use something like frozen strawberries that are naturally
    sweet and cook them down a little to concentrate the sweetness.

    I think with bananas, a little cream (unwhipped) might be really nice.

    Nearly anything that you buy in the store will be packed with sugar
    and/or high fructose corn syrup. And, yeah, it's better not to teach
    your child to have a taste for intense processed sweetness.



  3. #3
    Nina Guest

    Default Re: What to put on belgian waffles so they're not dry?

    On Wed, 4 Jun 2008 12:46:58 -0700 (PDT), meatnub <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >I have a 1 year old who loves his waffles. I have been putting small
    >chunks of banana on plain belgian waffles. He likes them.
    >
    >But they are dry. Adding butter helps a little. I don't want to give
    >him syrup everyday.. to sweet and not the greatest for his teeth.
    >
    >Is there anything ... healthy.. to put on the waffles to make them
    >less dry when eating?
    >
    >Whip cream, but there's sugar in that. Peanut butter.. more sugar, and
    >of the corn kind too, unless I find a natural peanut butter.
    >
    >I don't think I have a lot of options. Fruit syrup I guess, but surely
    >there's sugar in that.
    >
    >I just hate to constantly give my boy sugar (in whatever form) on his
    >waffles and start giving him teeth problems.


    Make your own whipped cream = no sugar or minimal sugar.

    Make your own fruit syrup. There are way fancier ways to do this, but
    you could use something like frozen strawberries that are naturally
    sweet and cook them down a little to concentrate the sweetness.

    I think with bananas, a little cream (unwhipped) might be really nice.

    Nearly anything that you buy in the store will be packed with sugar
    and/or high fructose corn syrup. And, yeah, it's better not to teach
    your child to have a taste for intense processed sweetness.



  4. #4
    meatnub Guest

    Default Re: What to put on belgian waffles so they're not dry?

    On Jun 4, 4:05*pm, Nina <ninaNOS...@economika.net> wrote:
    > On Wed, 4 Jun 2008 12:46:58 -0700 (PDT), meatnub <meat...@gmail.com>
    > wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > >I have a 1 year old who loves his waffles. I have been putting small
    > >chunks of banana on plain belgian waffles. He likes them.

    >
    > >But they are dry. Adding butter helps a little. I don't want to give
    > >him syrup everyday.. to sweet and not the greatest for his teeth.

    >
    > >Is there anything ... healthy.. to put on the waffles to make them
    > >less dry when eating?

    >
    > >Whip cream, but there's sugar in that. Peanut butter.. more sugar, and
    > >of the corn kind too, unless I find a natural peanut butter.

    >
    > >I don't think I have a lot of options. Fruit syrup I guess, but surely
    > >there's sugar in that.

    >
    > >I just hate to constantly give my boy sugar (in whatever form) on his
    > >waffles and start giving him teeth problems.

    >
    > Make your own whipped cream = no sugar or minimal sugar.
    >
    > Make your own fruit syrup. *There are way fancier ways to do this, but
    > you could use something like frozen strawberries that are naturally
    > sweet and cook them down a little to concentrate the sweetness.
    >
    > I think with bananas, a little cream (unwhipped) might be really nice.
    >
    > Nearly anything that you buy in the store will be packed with sugar
    > and/or high fructose corn syrup. *And, yeah, it's better not to teach
    > your child to have a taste for intense processed sweetness.- Hide quoted text -
    >
    > - Show quoted text -


    I will have to try the cream (unwhipped) , make my own whipped cream,
    and fruit syrup.

    Thanks a lot Nina!

  5. #5
    meatnub Guest

    Default Re: What to put on belgian waffles so they're not dry?

    On Jun 4, 4:05*pm, Nina <ninaNOS...@economika.net> wrote:
    > On Wed, 4 Jun 2008 12:46:58 -0700 (PDT), meatnub <meat...@gmail.com>
    > wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > >I have a 1 year old who loves his waffles. I have been putting small
    > >chunks of banana on plain belgian waffles. He likes them.

    >
    > >But they are dry. Adding butter helps a little. I don't want to give
    > >him syrup everyday.. to sweet and not the greatest for his teeth.

    >
    > >Is there anything ... healthy.. to put on the waffles to make them
    > >less dry when eating?

    >
    > >Whip cream, but there's sugar in that. Peanut butter.. more sugar, and
    > >of the corn kind too, unless I find a natural peanut butter.

    >
    > >I don't think I have a lot of options. Fruit syrup I guess, but surely
    > >there's sugar in that.

    >
    > >I just hate to constantly give my boy sugar (in whatever form) on his
    > >waffles and start giving him teeth problems.

    >
    > Make your own whipped cream = no sugar or minimal sugar.
    >
    > Make your own fruit syrup. *There are way fancier ways to do this, but
    > you could use something like frozen strawberries that are naturally
    > sweet and cook them down a little to concentrate the sweetness.
    >
    > I think with bananas, a little cream (unwhipped) might be really nice.
    >
    > Nearly anything that you buy in the store will be packed with sugar
    > and/or high fructose corn syrup. *And, yeah, it's better not to teach
    > your child to have a taste for intense processed sweetness.- Hide quoted text -
    >
    > - Show quoted text -


    I will have to try the cream (unwhipped) , make my own whipped cream,
    and fruit syrup.

    Thanks a lot Nina!

  6. #6
    Sheldon Guest

    Default Re: What to put on belgian waffles so they're not dry?

    On Jun 4, 3:46�pm, meatnub <meat...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > I have a 1 year old who loves his waffles. I have been putting small
    > chunks of banana on plain belgian waffles. He likes them.
    >
    > But they are dry. Adding butter helps a little. I don't want to give
    > him syrup everyday.. to sweet and not the greatest for his teeth.
    >
    > Is there anything ... healthy.. to put on the waffles to make them
    > less dry when eating?
    >
    > Whip cream, but there's sugar in that. Peanut butter.. more sugar, and
    > of the corn kind too, unless I find a natural peanut butter.
    >
    > I don't think I have a lot of options. Fruit syrup I guess, but surely
    > there's sugar in that.
    >
    > I just hate to constantly give my boy sugar (in whatever form) on his
    > waffles and start giving him teeth problems.
    >
    > Appreciate your suggestions/advice as always,
    > Paul


    There isn't much one can use to moisten waffles that children will
    enjoy that doesn't contain sweetener in one form or another so natural
    fruit is probably best; applesauce and fresh berries... fruit butters
    are good too; apple, pear, peach, and of course yogurt with fruit is
    probably most nutritious. The sugars naturally contained in foods
    are not going to affect teeth one iota if a regimen of proper brushing
    directly after meals is instilled. And waffles in of themself are not
    very nutritious anyway, and especially not if you're buying those
    funky frozen ones you pop in the toaster.


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    Sheldon Guest

    Default Re: What to put on belgian waffles so they're not dry?

    On Jun 4, 3:46�pm, meatnub <meat...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > I have a 1 year old who loves his waffles. I have been putting small
    > chunks of banana on plain belgian waffles. He likes them.
    >
    > But they are dry. Adding butter helps a little. I don't want to give
    > him syrup everyday.. to sweet and not the greatest for his teeth.
    >
    > Is there anything ... healthy.. to put on the waffles to make them
    > less dry when eating?
    >
    > Whip cream, but there's sugar in that. Peanut butter.. more sugar, and
    > of the corn kind too, unless I find a natural peanut butter.
    >
    > I don't think I have a lot of options. Fruit syrup I guess, but surely
    > there's sugar in that.
    >
    > I just hate to constantly give my boy sugar (in whatever form) on his
    > waffles and start giving him teeth problems.
    >
    > Appreciate your suggestions/advice as always,
    > Paul


    There isn't much one can use to moisten waffles that children will
    enjoy that doesn't contain sweetener in one form or another so natural
    fruit is probably best; applesauce and fresh berries... fruit butters
    are good too; apple, pear, peach, and of course yogurt with fruit is
    probably most nutritious. The sugars naturally contained in foods
    are not going to affect teeth one iota if a regimen of proper brushing
    directly after meals is instilled. And waffles in of themself are not
    very nutritious anyway, and especially not if you're buying those
    funky frozen ones you pop in the toaster.


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    Tara Guest

    Default Re: What to put on belgian waffles so they're not dry?

    On Wed, 4 Jun 2008 12:46:58 -0700 (PDT), meatnub <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >I have a 1 year old who loves his waffles. I have been putting small
    >chunks of banana on plain belgian waffles. He likes them.
    >
    >But they are dry. Adding butter helps a little. I don't want to give
    >him syrup everyday.. to sweet and not the greatest for his teeth.


    He might not mind the dryness of the waffles. My little boys started
    eating plain and blueberry waffles at that age and they did and still
    do just eat them dry like a piece of toast.

    You could top the waffles with applesauce. He might like to dip bites
    of waffle into applesauce or yogurt.

    You can make a syrup out of fresh or frozen berries -- just pour some
    in a pot and cook on low heat until the berries pop and give out their
    juice. Cook it, stirring occasionally, until it as thick as you
    like. Sweeten or not to taste. You can cook peaches down like this,
    too.

    Tara

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    Tara Guest

    Default Re: What to put on belgian waffles so they're not dry?

    On Wed, 4 Jun 2008 12:46:58 -0700 (PDT), meatnub <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >I have a 1 year old who loves his waffles. I have been putting small
    >chunks of banana on plain belgian waffles. He likes them.
    >
    >But they are dry. Adding butter helps a little. I don't want to give
    >him syrup everyday.. to sweet and not the greatest for his teeth.


    He might not mind the dryness of the waffles. My little boys started
    eating plain and blueberry waffles at that age and they did and still
    do just eat them dry like a piece of toast.

    You could top the waffles with applesauce. He might like to dip bites
    of waffle into applesauce or yogurt.

    You can make a syrup out of fresh or frozen berries -- just pour some
    in a pot and cook on low heat until the berries pop and give out their
    juice. Cook it, stirring occasionally, until it as thick as you
    like. Sweeten or not to taste. You can cook peaches down like this,
    too.

    Tara

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    [email protected] Guest

    Default Re: What to put on belgian waffles so they're not dry?

    On Jun 4, 3:46�pm, meatnub <meat...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > I have a 1 year old who loves his waffles. I have been putting small
    > chunks of banana on plain belgian waffles. He likes them.
    >
    > But they are dry. Adding butter helps a little. I don't want to give
    > him syrup everyday.. to sweet and not the greatest for his teeth.
    >
    > Is there anything ... healthy.. to put on the waffles to make them
    > less dry when eating?
    >
    > Whip cream, but there's sugar in that. Peanut butter.. more sugar, and
    > of the corn kind too, unless I find a natural peanut butter.
    >
    > I don't think I have a lot of options. Fruit syrup I guess, but surely
    > there's sugar in that.
    >
    > I just hate to constantly give my boy sugar (in whatever form) on his
    > waffles and start giving him teeth problems.
    >
    > Appreciate your suggestions/advice as always,
    > Paul


    He won't care if they're dry. In fact, it's probably better that you
    don't put any type of syrup on them because then he'll develop a taste
    for sweets and it'll be hard to get him to eat other things that are
    more nutritious.

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    [email protected] Guest

    Default Re: What to put on belgian waffles so they're not dry?

    On Jun 4, 3:46�pm, meatnub <meat...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > I have a 1 year old who loves his waffles. I have been putting small
    > chunks of banana on plain belgian waffles. He likes them.
    >
    > But they are dry. Adding butter helps a little. I don't want to give
    > him syrup everyday.. to sweet and not the greatest for his teeth.
    >
    > Is there anything ... healthy.. to put on the waffles to make them
    > less dry when eating?
    >
    > Whip cream, but there's sugar in that. Peanut butter.. more sugar, and
    > of the corn kind too, unless I find a natural peanut butter.
    >
    > I don't think I have a lot of options. Fruit syrup I guess, but surely
    > there's sugar in that.
    >
    > I just hate to constantly give my boy sugar (in whatever form) on his
    > waffles and start giving him teeth problems.
    >
    > Appreciate your suggestions/advice as always,
    > Paul


    He won't care if they're dry. In fact, it's probably better that you
    don't put any type of syrup on them because then he'll develop a taste
    for sweets and it'll be hard to get him to eat other things that are
    more nutritious.

  12. #12
    Mark Thorson Guest

    Default Re: What to put on belgian waffles so they're not dry?

    meatnub wrote:
    >
    > Is there anything ... healthy.. to put on the waffles
    > to make them less dry when eating?


    Mustard. Catsup.
    Worcestershire sauce. Nuoc mam. Soy sauce.
    Vegemite. Marmite.
    Buttermilk. Yogurt cheese. A soft brie or goat cheese.
    Nutella or home-made nut butter.
    Balsamic vinegar. Olive oil.

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    Mark Thorson Guest

    Default Re: What to put on belgian waffles so they're not dry?

    meatnub wrote:
    >
    > Is there anything ... healthy.. to put on the waffles
    > to make them less dry when eating?


    Mustard. Catsup.
    Worcestershire sauce. Nuoc mam. Soy sauce.
    Vegemite. Marmite.
    Buttermilk. Yogurt cheese. A soft brie or goat cheese.
    Nutella or home-made nut butter.
    Balsamic vinegar. Olive oil.

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    Dimitri Guest

    Default Re: What to put on belgian waffles so they're not dry?


    "meatnub" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    >I have a 1 year old who loves his waffles. I have been putting small
    > chunks of banana on plain belgian waffles. He likes them.
    >
    > But they are dry. Adding butter helps a little. I don't want to give
    > him syrup everyday.. to sweet and not the greatest for his teeth.
    >
    > Is there anything ... healthy.. to put on the waffles to make them
    > less dry when eating?
    >
    > Whip cream, but there's sugar in that. Peanut butter.. more sugar, and
    > of the corn kind too, unless I find a natural peanut butter.
    >
    > I don't think I have a lot of options. Fruit syrup I guess, but surely
    > there's sugar in that.
    >
    > I just hate to constantly give my boy sugar (in whatever form) on his
    > waffles and start giving him teeth problems.
    >
    > Appreciate your suggestions/advice as always,
    > Paul


    Increase the eggs and/or fat in the recipe & do not overcook.


    --
    Old Scoundrel

    (AKA Dimitri)


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    Dimitri Guest

    Default Re: What to put on belgian waffles so they're not dry?


    "meatnub" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    >I have a 1 year old who loves his waffles. I have been putting small
    > chunks of banana on plain belgian waffles. He likes them.
    >
    > But they are dry. Adding butter helps a little. I don't want to give
    > him syrup everyday.. to sweet and not the greatest for his teeth.
    >
    > Is there anything ... healthy.. to put on the waffles to make them
    > less dry when eating?
    >
    > Whip cream, but there's sugar in that. Peanut butter.. more sugar, and
    > of the corn kind too, unless I find a natural peanut butter.
    >
    > I don't think I have a lot of options. Fruit syrup I guess, but surely
    > there's sugar in that.
    >
    > I just hate to constantly give my boy sugar (in whatever form) on his
    > waffles and start giving him teeth problems.
    >
    > Appreciate your suggestions/advice as always,
    > Paul


    Increase the eggs and/or fat in the recipe & do not overcook.


    --
    Old Scoundrel

    (AKA Dimitri)


  16. #16
    Mark Thorson Guest

    Default Re: What to put on belgian waffles so they're not dry?

    Mark Thorson wrote:
    >
    > meatnub wrote:
    > >
    > > Is there anything ... healthy.. to put on the waffles
    > > to make them less dry when eating?

    >
    > Mustard. Catsup.
    > Worcestershire sauce. Nuoc mam. Soy sauce.
    > Vegemite. Marmite.
    > Buttermilk. Yogurt cheese. A soft brie or goat cheese.
    > Nutella or home-made nut butter.
    > Balsamic vinegar. Olive oil.


    Oops, forgot melted 99% chocolate.

  17. #17
    Mark Thorson Guest

    Default Re: What to put on belgian waffles so they're not dry?

    Mark Thorson wrote:
    >
    > meatnub wrote:
    > >
    > > Is there anything ... healthy.. to put on the waffles
    > > to make them less dry when eating?

    >
    > Mustard. Catsup.
    > Worcestershire sauce. Nuoc mam. Soy sauce.
    > Vegemite. Marmite.
    > Buttermilk. Yogurt cheese. A soft brie or goat cheese.
    > Nutella or home-made nut butter.
    > Balsamic vinegar. Olive oil.


    Oops, forgot melted 99% chocolate.

  18. #18
    Gloria P Guest

    Default Re: What to put on belgian waffles so they're not dry?

    meatnub wrote:
    > I have a 1 year old who loves his waffles. I have been putting small
    > chunks of banana on plain belgian waffles. He likes them.
    >
    > But they are dry. Adding butter helps a little. I don't want to give
    > him syrup everyday.. to sweet and not the greatest for his teeth.
    >
    > Is there anything ... healthy.. to put on the waffles to make them
    > less dry when eating?


    --Pureed strawberries, blueberries, apricots or peaches? Trader Joe
    has yummy peach or apricot "sauce" in a jar.

    --Yogurt

    --Chop up the waffle and put it in a bowl with milk
    or half & half.

    Have you tried pancakes? They are a lot less dry than waffles.

    gloria p

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    Gloria P Guest

    Default Re: What to put on belgian waffles so they're not dry?

    meatnub wrote:
    > I have a 1 year old who loves his waffles. I have been putting small
    > chunks of banana on plain belgian waffles. He likes them.
    >
    > But they are dry. Adding butter helps a little. I don't want to give
    > him syrup everyday.. to sweet and not the greatest for his teeth.
    >
    > Is there anything ... healthy.. to put on the waffles to make them
    > less dry when eating?


    --Pureed strawberries, blueberries, apricots or peaches? Trader Joe
    has yummy peach or apricot "sauce" in a jar.

    --Yogurt

    --Chop up the waffle and put it in a bowl with milk
    or half & half.

    Have you tried pancakes? They are a lot less dry than waffles.

    gloria p

  20. #20
    Woolstitcher Guest

    Default Re: What to put on belgian waffles so they're not dry?


    "meatnub" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    >I have a 1 year old who loves his waffles. I have been putting small
    > chunks of banana on plain belgian waffles. He likes them.
    >
    > But they are dry. Adding butter helps a little. I don't want to give
    > him syrup everyday.. to sweet and not the greatest for his teeth.
    >
    > Is there anything ... healthy.. to put on the waffles to make them
    > less dry when eating?
    >


    Does he like them a little dry/crunchy? My kids did. Sometimes we (as
    parents) know how we like our food so we think our kids will only eat it the
    same way. Really, there is no reason that he can't eat waffles w/o anything
    on them.

    > Whip cream, but there's sugar in that. Peanut butter.. more sugar, and
    > of the corn kind too, unless I find a natural peanut butter.
    >


    No sugar in real PB, however he is too young for PB anyway. (google peanut
    allergy and babies if you need more info)

    > I don't think I have a lot of options. Fruit syrup I guess, but surely
    > there's sugar in that.
    >


    Cooked rice is good in waffles as is oatmeal and barley. You can also use
    other fruits, blueberries (but they will make a mess) strawberries (another
    food you should make sure that it is safe for a 1 yr old), pears and apples,
    pear and apple sauce can be used in place of syrup (make sure that it has no
    sugar, which it sounds like your doing already). Yogurt is good too.
    Do you make enough to freeze? My kids started eating frozen waffles when
    they were teething and they still love them (ages 5 and 9)
    btw, you may know this already, don't use honey ... he is too young.

    > I just hate to constantly give my boy sugar (in whatever form) on his
    > waffles and start giving him teeth problems.
    >
    > Appreciate your suggestions/advice as always,
    > Paul




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