Growing up in Southern California, I have special memories of driving up the coast to Solvang to eat the most heavenly things I had ever tasted- Ebelskievers. They are slightly crunchy on the outside, chewy and warm on the inside- filled with delicious, oozey and sweet jam. HEAVEN!! I have an ebelskiver pan and have made them a few times, but I was looking for a way to recreate the taste without as much work- and these Jam Filled Waffle Pops thankfully do not disappoint!
I don’t know about you, but when having breakfast, I want something warm, delicious – and quick. I am using a corndog machine to make these (which you can seem to find all over the daily deal sites- I grabbed mine from Zulily for less than $10) but you could also use a cakepop machine, or even just a waffle press and just slide in sticks to eat them with.
It is really important to have quick hands when making this recipe. I found it to be absolutely easiest by using squeeze bottles for the waffle mixture and the jam. You’re going to squeeze 1/2 the filling you normally would into the corndog/cakepop/waffle machine, layer in some jam, and then fill the rest of the way. This can be done with spoons- but it is seriously SO easy when using squeeze bottles- and you can buy two squeeze bottles at just about every grocery store or big box store for under $2.
These are especially delicious for parties and are perfect because you can walk around with them. We’ve been munching on them on busy weekdays- I make a big batch and then freeze leftovers, so I can just take them out of the freezer the night before to thaw, and pop in the oven or microwave on a busy morning to cook through. It’s not really messy for kids, and stays totally delicious!
If you’d like a gluten free version, please feel free to use GF waffle mix in place of the standard waffle recipe I am using below. You can also use Krusteaz or another waffle mix if you aren’t gluten free and just want an easy way to make these.
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 3/4 cups milk
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1 tablespoon white sugar
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup strawberry jam
- Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl.
- Add milk and oil into dry mixture and stir until well mixed (small clumps may remain.)
- In a preheated cakepop or corndog machine, add just enough batter to cover the bottom 1/2 of the bottom cavities. Quickly add jam (it is easiest to put jam in a squeeze bottle and squeeze out onto batter), then add more waffle batter to fill the bottom holes.
- Close machine and cook 3-6 minutes until fully cooked (varies per machine.)
- Add food-safe stick (I use wilton popsicle sticks) and eat warm.
Amount Per Serving Calories 229 Total Fat 11g Saturated Fat 1g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 9g Cholesterol 34mg Sodium 242mg Carbohydrates 28g Net Carbohydrates 0g Fiber 1g Sugar 8g Sugar Alcohols 0g Protein 4g