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Strawberry Rhubarb Waffle Shortcakes

Strawberry Rhubarb Waffle Shortcakes

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It’s May so it’s a given that I’m in the kitchen with rhubarb.

Serena (my blogging partner over at Teaspoon of Spice) and I have professed our love for this vegetable (yup, it’s a veggie) over the years with several recipe creations including:

Strawberry Rhubarb Slump
Rhubarb Shakes
Serena’s Easy 1-2-3-4-5 Rhubarb Sauce (I can’t wait to make her Rhubarbecue BBQ sauce this summer.)

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This past Christmas, my parents got me one of those stovetop Belgian waffle irons and I’ve been on a waffle kick ever since (the Meal Makeover Moms’ Banana Brownie Waffles are a current fav.)

So, while brainstorming for a Mother’s Day recipe, I figured why not mash up the classic Strawberry Shortcake with some rhubarb and waffles while giving it a few dietitian tweaks along the way.

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Strawberry Rhubarb Waffle Shortcakes

A twist on strawberry shortcake featuring whole-grain waffles, rhubarb sauce and a mascarpone yogurt topping.

  • Author: Deanna Segrave-Daly
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x

Ingredients

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For Waffles:

  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup white whole wheat flour
  • ¼ cup ground flaxseed
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Zest from half of a lemon or orange
  • 1½ cups buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda

For Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce:

  • 3 cups chopped rhubarb
  • 3 cups sliced strawberries, divided
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup water
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Zest from half of a lemon or orange
  • For Mascarpone Yogurt Topping:
  • ½ cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup mascarpone cheese
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. For the waffles, in a large bowl whisk together flours, ground flaxseed, oil, sugar, vanilla extract, salt and zest. Whisk in buttermilk.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs and baking soda. Mix into flour mixture with wooden spoon until everything is incorporated. Bake in waffle iron according to instructions.
  3. For sauce, add rhubarb, 2 cups strawberries, sugar and water to a large saucepan. Bring to a boil, then simmer 10 – 15 minutes or until the sauce is smooth (stir frequently.) Remove from stove and mix in remaining strawberries, vanilla extract and zest.
  4. For topping, beat together yogurt, mascarpone and vanilla extract.
  5. To assemble, cut each waffle in half diagonally. Place one half on dish, spoon sauce over top. Cover with other waffle half and spoon over more sauce. Top with dollop (about 2 tablespoons) of yogurt topping. Repeat with remaining servings. Serve with fresh mint if desired.

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This waffle batter gets a fiber and whole-grain boost with the addition of whole wheat flour and ground flaxseed. And while I usually indulge in real whipped cream for desserts like this, I also like the healthier alternative of whipping together plain Greek yogurt with mascarpone cheese. It’s another way to cut back on some calories but still get a creamy, dreamy topping to boot.

If your mama is a rhubarb fan, now you have something to whip up for her. Happy rhubarb eating!

Jessica @ Nutritioulicious

Tuesday 3rd of May 2016

I need a waffle iron! Love strawberry and rhubarb together. I'll have to make the sauce for pancakes in the meantime!

Deanna Segrave-Daly

Wednesday 4th of May 2016

Yes you do! I have a Nordic Ware square waffle iron that you heat over a burner - love it! (Under $30)

EA-The Spicy RD

Friday 8th of May 2015

Happy Mother's Day to YOU Rhubarb lovin' mama :-) I'm so glad to see that you treated yourself!! This is a scrumptious pile up of waffles, strawberries/rhubarb and yogurt topping-my only fear is that if I ask my kids to make this for me, they will end up eating it all themselves :-)

Deanna Segrave-Daly

Friday 8th of May 2015

Haha - that is a risk for sure :) Now you got me thinking, do you have any good GF waffle recipes?

Anne|Craving Something Healthy

Friday 8th of May 2015

I'm a mama who love everything about this recipe! I'll be making it for myself on Sunday :) Happy Mom's Day to YOU!

Deanna Segrave-Daly

Friday 8th of May 2015

YAY! Happy Mother's Day right back to your - sending tasty vibes across the country to ya :)

Min

Friday 8th of May 2015

Happy early Mother's Day!! I seriously need to get a waffle maker!!! Argh..I've got to try this strawberry rhubarb sauce. I haven't seen rhubarb at the store yet but will def be on the lookout! I shall def make a parfait ;). Have fun in NY!!

Deanna Segrave-Daly

Friday 8th of May 2015

Min - I waited for YEARS before I bought one and I seriously use it at least weekly at this point (and seriously obsessed with Meal Makeover Moms' Banana Brownie Waffles :) I hope you get some rhubarb in your neck of the woods soon, too.

Katie @ Mom to Mom Nutrition

Friday 8th of May 2015

I'm sending this one to my hubby--- we will see if he can get his waffle game on for Sunday!!! Love the colors and rhubarb and strawberry combo!

Deanna Segrave-Daly

Friday 8th of May 2015

C'mon hubby - you can pull it together for Mama Katie! If he needs any help/has questions, tell him to tweet me or leave a comment - lol :)

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