The other day I saw an IHOP commercial for birthday cake pancakes or something like that. It was basically pancakes with sprinkles, which, sorry to break it to you, IHOP, but this is hardly a new concept. We’ve been adding sprinkles to our birthday cake pancakes for forehhhhhhverrrr. And if you spend any minutes of your life on Pinterest, you will know that funfetti/birthday cake pancakes have been a thing for a pretty doggone long time.
My kids look forward to them for every birthday — even though they are all teenagery now and I keep thinking that any minute they will tell me my pancakes are not that cool.
I guess the point to my birthday cake breakfast dialogue is that the pancake thing has been done.
But I’d never had funfetti waffles.
Last time we broke out the waffle iron, we made these 5 Minute Cinnamon Sugar Waffle Bites. Before that I made you Apple Butter Waffles with Cinnamon Syrup, which, if you were wondering, are pretty much my favorite. Nothing tops vanilla scented waffle batter with loads of sprinkles, though. Not for a celebratory breakfast, and not for dessert either.
I’m not fully advocating ice cream, chocolate sauce, and sprinkles with your breakfast, but I am saying that there are definitely days that “a la modey” applies (and extra sprinkles to the reader that understands that reference). If you are into this dessert idea, you could also break the waffles on the seams and place a wedge in each ice cream cup. It’s like a waffle cone on steroids.
My specialty remains breakfast though, and I completely enjoyed my funfetti waffles with butter, maple syrup, a side of bacon, and a little whipped cream.