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Strawberry Shortcake Napoleons

How to make the best strawberry shortcake napoleons - This healthy original recipe is simple, easy, quick, and semi-homemade which makes it no bake. Classic layered shortcake uses waffles as cakes which is a welcome twist on the traditional! Add some whipped topping for a perfect dessert.

It’s a Week of Waffles at Feels Like Home! Being that I’m a Chief Waffle Officer, I’ll be posting waffle recipes featuring Eggo Waffles all week – from April 1 to April 7. I’ll share some breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, and dessert recipes, so make sure you come back each day for my most recent creation! (In the interest of disclosure – Eggo Waffles are not gluten-free. In most cases, my family enjoyed my waffle treat while I ate a gluten-free version of the recipe.)

I had to give these desserts a fancy name because they’re otherwise almost too easy to call a recipe. A traditional napoleon is made from layers of puff pastry, whipped cream, and a fondant topping. My napoleons are made from waffles, strawberries, and whipped cream. I didn’t add a top layer and fondant because I thought it would make the finished dessert too rich and too huge to be practical. Strawberry Shortcake Napoleons As you’ll see below, I used all pre-made foods and put these together in less than five minutes. Could you make the ingredients from scratch? Absolutely. It will just take a lot more time. I’m calling this a dessert (and I would serve them after a meal), but I fed them to my children for brunch yesterday. I thought it was an acceptable meal – fruit and waffles. I’ve given them fruit and waffles for breakfast at least a hundred times before. Strawberry Shortcake Napoleons They were delighted to gobble down fruit and waffles topped with a generous amount of whipped cream! Yahoo! Strawberry Shortcake Napoleons They both ate every bite. And I may have looked the other way when they picked up and licked their plates, because it was the day after Easter and they hadn’t had enough sugar for the week. Ha.

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Strawberry Shortcake Napoleons
Strawberry Shortcake Napoleons
, but they're huge. I split 1 between Grace and Allie.
, but they're huge. I split 1 between Grace and Allie.
Strawberry Shortcake Napoleons
  1. Hull the strawberries with a small paring knife or a corer tool. (I have a neat little spoon-shaped tool with teeth all around the edge. It makes coring strawberries a breeze. Scoop, toss. Scoop, toss.) Chop each berry into slightly larger than bite-sized pieces.
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  3. If you want a bit of syrup to pour over your strawberries, sprinkle them with 1/4 cup or so over sugar and put them in the refrigerator for a few hours, up to over night. I didn't want to add sugar to the girls' breakfast, so I just left theirs dry.
  4. When you're ready to make the napoleons, toast the waffles.
  5. Spoon a generous pile of strawberries on top of a waffle on a plate.
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  7. Add a dollop of whipped cream.
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  9. Cover with another waffle, more strawberries, and more whipped cream. Top with a strawberry garnish, a little chocolate sauce, or a dusting of colored sugar.
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Joe was disappointed that I made this for brunch because he didn’t get any. Fortunately, we have more waffles and more strawberries, so I can make another one for him.

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