I have a deep fascination for American “junk” food.
Growing up in Brasil meant things like fruit roll ups, pop tarts, and waffles were precious commodities that we rarely – if ever – got access to. If any kid went abroad and brought back said treats they were immediately bumped into royalty status and we would endlessly pester them for a single taste of the sweet treasures they had brought back with them.
I remember when I first went to visit my dear auntie and godmother in the US. She had a basket full of treats waiting for me, the fridge and pantry fully stocked of everything that a child could want. My biggest breakfast love? The frozen waffles. It was pure magic – pop a frozen clump into the toaster and it would pop out as my sweetest dreams. It was similar to Eleven’s love of Eggos. Oh the simplicity of being young.
I created these matcha waffles as an homage to my younger frozen-waffle-loving self, but of course a much healthier and protein-filled version. I don’t even want to know what went into those frozen lumps I used to love! You can do as I did and make a batch of these and freeze the leftovers for future enjoyment. To defrost it reverts back to my old obsession – simply pop it in the toaster! Simple as that.
I’ve added Aiya’s Cooking Grade Matcha to these to make them cool and grown-up, because green matcha waffles are very mature and sophisticated. True story.
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