10-Minute Recipe: Funny Food for Breakfast


Can a breakfast be healthy and clever, and not take so long to make that you’ve missed the school bus?

Bill & Claire Wurtzel’s new book, “Funny Food,” (Welcome Books, 2012) celebrates wacky and delicious breakfasts.You might not think that making whimsical breakfasts can also be quick, but this book will prove you wrong.

These waffle people take seconds to make with strawberries, bananas and even the occasional piece of bacon. Use our homemade waffle recipe or a healthy frozen one (we won’t tell).

“Your breakfasts don’t have to look like they’ll land in the Louvre,” Bill Wurtzel says. “It’s the gesture that counts.”

Multi-Grain Waffles
Makes 12, 6-inch waffles

  • 1 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup whole-wheat flour (or a mix of corn meal, whole wheat, rye, etc.)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted (1/2 stick)
  • 1-1/2 cup milk (any kind including almond, soy, etc.)
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten


1. Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl, then make a well in the middle and add the melted butter and milk. Mix, then add eggs.

2. Cook in a preheated waffle maker until golden brown.

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Photo courtesy of “Funny Food,” by Bill & Claire Wurtzel. Photographs © 2012  Bill Wurtzel.