Disclosure: I received products free of charge from Eggo for the purpose of reviewing. All opinions are my own.
Today, I'm going to share with you my experience with trying Eggo Gluten Free Waffles!
My kids are the big waffle eaters in the house. My son, in fact, has an Eggo waffle just about every day. Sometimes he has it for breakfast, but often he has them for lunch, served alongside a yogurt or some fresh fruit. Since they are not only the resident waffle experts but also the pickiest eaters I've ever encountered, I thought it would be fun to pull a switcheroo on them. This way I could really get a sense as to the flavor difference from the original ones. I mean, come on, if you have kids around my kids' ages (6 & 3), you know they are nothing but brutally honest. And I stress the brutal portion of that statement!
Since my son is the pickier of the two, I was really focused on him. Every time he requests a waffle he says "and make it burnt please". By "burnt" he means brown, not actually burned. I did notice that the Eggo Gluten Free seemed to take a few more minutes in the toaster to turn brown - no biggie.
As Josh (6 year old) was devouring his second Gluten Free Waffle, I asked him "do these waffles taste different to you?". I sort of cringed waiting for it and was pleased to hear "no, just yummy like always"! Success! Phew!
I've tried my hand at some gluten free baking in the past and have been less than impressed, so I'm pleased to have found a gluten free product that tastes to similar to the original.
I wanted the kids to also check out the Gluten Free Cinnamon Waffles. We (me and the kids) have been talking a lot lately about balancing healthy foods and indulgent treats. I'm not opposed to indulgent treats (at all) but I do like some healthy stuff thrown in there too. I decided that making our Eggo Gluten Free Cinnamon Waffles into our treat was a great idea.
In case you didn't already know this, here are the stats:
- contains 8 vitamins and minerals
- excellent source of calcium and iron, with 25% daily value of each
- good source of whole grains, with 15g, per 70g serving
- contains fewer than 200 calories
- available in original and cinnamon variety
To Make Eggo Gluten Free Waffle Treats :
Toast the Eggo Gluten Free Cinnamon Waffles
Placed 1 scoop of vanilla ice cream on top of waffle, drizzle just a bit of maple syrup over the ice cream and finally sprinkle the whole thing with chopped strawberries.
For Nora (3 year old), I added the final touch of a cherry on top because she loves cherries, but I had to leave that off for the picky guy!